Transforming Agriculture, Perennially

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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 Atlantic

Author: Emily Quanbeck

The Atlantic published “A Conversation with Wes Jackson,” in their popular feature “Nine and a Half Questions.” Ranging from what innovation he considers to have the most significant impact on…

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Publication: Wired Magazine

Author: Thomas Hayden

Wired Magazine interviewed Wes Jackson for its March 2011 issue — an article titled “Inside the Mad Science of 7 Renegade Researchers.” Full Article

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Publication: USDA Blog

Author: Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan

Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan discusses the potential of perennial grains, mentioning Wes Jackson and The Land Institute, among other researchers and Institutions. There is also a photograph of her…

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Publication: KCPT, Kansas Cty Public Television's "The Local Show"

The Land Institute in Salina, Kansas is looking to revolutionize the agriculture industry by developing perennial crops with the same or greater yield than current systems. Here is a look…

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Publication: Sierra Magazine, November-December 2010

Author: Michael A. Parks

Long-time Land Institute Managing Director Ken Warren describes the work done by Land Institute scientists and why it is of world-wide importance. Full Article

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Publication: The Sun Magazine, October 2010

Author: Fred Bahnson

An excellent interview with Wes Jackson by Fred Bahnson in The Sun Magazine, October 2010. Partial Article Full version available from The Sun in print.

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Publication: National Geographic

National Geographic magazine named Jerry Glover one of 14 visionary, young trailblazers from around the world who include an electrical engineer, a musician, a bioarchaeologist, a mobile technology innovator and…

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Author: Wes Jackson

The Next 50 Years: US-Russia Cooperation on Perennializing the Major Crops with the Ecosystem as the Conceptual Tool Khrushchev in Iowa, Coon Rapids, IA, Saturday, August 29, 2009 September 23, 1959….

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Publication: Washington Post

Author: Jane Black

In mid-July, Wes Jackson, Fred Kirschenmann and Wendell Berry travelled to Washington, D.C. to propose a 50-year Farm Bill to members of the Department of Agriculture and Congress. The concept…

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Author: The Land Institute

Wes Jackson, Wendell Berry, and Fred Kirschenmann traveled to Washington DC in mid-July 2009 to promote a 50-Year Farm Bill. View PDF

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Publication: Rolling Stone Magazine

Wes Jackson was included in Rolling Stone’s article “100 Agents of Change.” To read the full article in the April 2, 2009 issue, you must be a subscribing member of…

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Publication: New York Times

Author: Wes Jackson, Wendell Berry

We need a farm bill that addresses the problem of soil loss and degradation, toxic pollution, fossil-fuel dependency and the destruction of rural communities. Full Article

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