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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 is garnering coverage.  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 Salina Journal

Author: Harold Campbell

Pheonah Nabukalu, a post-doctoral fellow at The Land Institute, will share her story of overcoming socioeconomic barriers growing up in Uganda to achieve higher education and success in a field…

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Publication: The Western Producer

Author: Karen Briere

Researchers say commercial perennial crops suitable for prairie production could be available in as little as 15 years. It’s already been about 90 years of work, but the finish line…

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Publication: The Fence Post

Dorn’s research project aims to shed light on the mechanisms underlying some crops’ perennial growth cycles and inform long-standing efforts to perennialize major annual crops like wheat. He also will…

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Publication: The Huffington Post

Author: Joseph Erbentraut

This article is essentially a review of McKay Jenkins’ book, Food Fight: GMOs and the Future of the American Diet, including an interview.  Jenkins is a participant in the Ecospheric Studies…

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Publication: CSA News - American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America

Author: Evan Lubofsky

It’s early spring, and among a series of brown and barren crop fields, one field stands out. It’s covered with a stand of lush green grass. It’s a sight to…

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Publication: Big Ten Network

Land Institute partners in Minnesota are working with Kernza® and helping advance agriculture toward perennial grain polycultures. Check out this exciting project, just one example of The Land Institute’s global…

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Publication: NPR.org

Author: Alistair Bland

If you want to feel virtuous the next time you chug a brewski, consider the Long Root Ale. This new beer, mildly fragrant and with a rye-like spiciness, is the…

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Publication: munchies.vice.com

Author: Tom Perkins

The formula that American farmers employ to sustain the foundation of the nation’s food system is simple and time-honored—plow then plant, and in three months, harvest and sell. Milk flows,…

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Publication: WAAY TV | Huntsville, AL

Author: Travis Leder

Scientists at Huntsville’s HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology are exploring the uses of a certain wheatgrass which is becoming an increasingly popular alternative source for breadmaking and brewing beer. “This intermediate…

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Publication: KWMU, St. Louis Public Radio

Author: Eli Chen

Some scientists dream of a future in which people can add sorghum, intermediate wheatgrass and other currently wild perennial plants to their diet. In St. Louis, researchers at the Missouri Botanical…

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Publication: Business Insider

Author: Leanna Garfield

Patagonia’s latest product isn’t a winter coat or pair of boots, but its first-ever line of beer. Unlike standard brews, the new beer is the first to be made with Kernza, a breed…

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Publication: takepart.com

Author: Willy Blackmore

Patagonia Provisions’ Long Root Ale is the first commercial product ever made with the perennial grain kernza. Much of what remains of the once vast American prairie can be found…

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