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Media Coverage

Over the years, The Land Institute has been recognized in popular media coverage as a thought leader on a wide range of issues including agriculture, sustainability, culture, and more.  More recently our perennial crop breeding and ecological intensification research are garnering coverage, and the newly formed ecosphere studies program is attracting attention.  Feel free to peruse this chronological list of articles, or review the articles on a specific topic using the category filters.

If you’re looking for a list of Land Institute researchers’ articles in scholarly journals, visit our Scientific Publications page.

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Publication: The Williams Lake Tribune

Author: David Zirnhelt

I was excited to read that intermediate wheatgrass is now approved for human use in the U.S. This report is featured in the New Seed Variety Guide for 2021 put…

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Publication: California Ag Today

As part of its mission of sustainability in agriculture, the University of California Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (UC SAREP) is interested in crops that hold environmental and economic…

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Publication: Manitoba Co-Operator

Author: Geralyn Wichers

A new study is looking at intermediate wheatgrass’s potential to be both cash crop and quality forage in the same year. Intermediate wheatgrass is a perennial grain sometimes known by…

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Publication: Ag Journal

Author: Candace Krebs

A rash of natural disasters, including wildfires, hurricanes and a historically early ice storm, backlit by a contentious election season, are keeping climate change in the headlines, even as agricultural…

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Publication: Food by Design

Author: IDEO Podcast

EPISODE NOTES We’re talking Rusty Butz, Kernza bread, and peas in your mac n’ cheese. This episode is an exploration of Indigenous farming practices, ancient grains, and how regenerative farming…

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Publication: Kansas Reflector

Author: Stan Cox

In this fall’s contest between U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall and state Sen. Barbara Bollier for the open U.S. Senate seat in Kansas, Marshall has repeatedly argued that his opponent, if elected,…

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Publication: Yale Climate Connections

As the weather gets colder, Carmen Fernholz of Minnesota enjoys looking out at his fields of Kernza. This wheatgrass is a perennial, which means it overwinters and comes back in spring….

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Publication: Dezeen

Author: Siufan Adey

Exhibit Columbus will conclude its New Middles symposium with a live conversation broadcast on Dezeen that will explore the past and future of Midwest landscapes and indigenous design. Watch here from 7:00pm UK…

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Publication: Civil Eats

Author: Dee Kim

At Bang Brewing in St. Paul, Minnesota, co-owner Sandy Boss Febbo keeps an 18-foot-long poster on the wall with photos of two grasses and their excavated roots. The first is a wheat…

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Publication: KMA Land 960AM & 99.1FM

Expanding the scope of Kernza is the aim of a multi-state coalition. Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison are part of the coalition to expand the research, production and commercialization…

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Publication: High Plains Journal

Author: Kylene Scott

Ancient farmers began domesticating wild annual plants approximately 10,000 years ago. Eventually, farmers became dependent upon annual grain crops, and according to Brandon Schlautman of The Land Institute, diverse natural…

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Publication: The Gazette

Author: Erin Jordan

Many Iowa farmers are seeking alternatives to just corn and soybeans as a way to reduce risk, replenish the soil and improve water quality. But before considering a new crop,…

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