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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 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: Minneinno

Author: Maddy Kennedy

Minneapolis is Mill City for a reason – the town was built on flour fortunes. But the crop that supported this city in the past might not provide the same benefits…

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Publication: Cornell Chronicle

Author: Krishna Ramanujan

A Cornell researcher is part of a multi-institution team helping upstate New York organic farmers grow and increase profitability of perennial grain crops, which can be planted once and will…

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Publication: Scientific Reports

Author: Mara L Cloutier, Ebony Murrell, Mary Barbercheck, Jason Kaye, Denise Finney, Irene García-González, Mary Ann Bruns

Cover cropping is proposed to enhance soil microbial diversity and activity, with cover crop type affecting microbial groups in different ways. We compared fungal community compositions of bulk soils differing…

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Publication: Morning Ag Clips

Author: Pat Kosters

PRIMGHAR, Iowa — Kernza? I’d never heard of it until last November when I watched the PBS News Hour airing of “How New Grain Could Help Combat Climate Change.” I…

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Publication: The Roundup

Author: Anna Dragseth

After four decades of breeding and testing, The Land Institute, Salina, KS, has introduced its first commercial grain, a trademarked variety called Kernza. Kernza is in the early stages of…

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Publication: Iowa Public Radio

Author: Amy Mayer

On a still November day, Patrick O’Neal, the burn coordinator at Kansas State University’s Konza Prairie Biological Station near Manhattan, Kansas, convenes a meeting about a planned fire. “The goal…

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Publication: The University of Kansas

Author: Mike Krings

LAWRENCE — Revolutionizing the way humans practice agriculture by implementing new practices supported by international bodies might sound like a radical idea. Yet it’s possible, according to a University of Kansas…

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Publication: HPPR

Author: Julene Bair

“Are We the Ones We’ve Been Waiting For?” This was the title of Wes Jackson’s speech at last year’s Prairie Festival, an event held each September at the Land Institute…

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Publication: HPPR

Author: Julene Bair

What if you discovered that a genius, a visionary thinker who could string thoughts and words together that make you believe in your own potential and that of all humanity,…

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Publication: BakingBusiness.com

Author: Josh Sosland

KANSAS CITY — Whole Foods Market identified regenerative agriculture as one of nine leading food and beverage trends in 2020. The supermarket, a division of Amazon.com, Inc., predicted consumers would…

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Publication: HPPR

Author: Angie Haflich

Often at meetings concerning the future of the Ogallala Aquifer, I have questioned the wisdom of using precious groundwater to grow corn. Farmers who make their livings growing that crop…

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Publication: Western Farmer-Stockman

Author: Melissa Hemken

Farmers and ranchers are constantly changing their practices to succeed. The challenge of a changing climate and the pressures of an ag economy push agriculture to conserve natural resources to…

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