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A shrinking fraction of the world’s major crops goes to feed...

Deepak Ray, University of Minnesota CC BY-ND Rising competition for many of the world’s important...

The herbicide dicamba was supposed to solve farmers’ weed problems –...

Bart Elmore, The Ohio State University In October 2021 I was a guest on a popular podcast to discuss...

What is bioengineered food? An agriculture expert explains

Kathleen Merrigan, Arizona State University The U.S. Department of Agriculture defines bioengineered food as food that “contains detectable genetic...

The first Thanksgiving is a key chapter in America’s origin story...

Peter C. Mancall, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences This year marks the 400th anniversary of the...

Returning the ‘three sisters’ – corn, beans and squash – to...

Christina Gish Hill, Iowa State University Historians know that turkey and corn were part of the first Thanksgiving, when Wampanoag peoples shared a harvest meal...

Farmers are depleting the Ogallala Aquifer because the government pays them...

Matthew R Sanderson, Kansas State University; Burke Griggs, Washburn University, and Jacob A. Miller, Kansas State University A slow-moving crisis threatens the U.S. Central Plains,...

A few heavy storms cause a big chunk of nitrogen pollution...

Chaoqun Lu, Iowa State University Some effects of extreme weather are visible – like half a million acres of flattened corn in Iowa left behind...

Climate change is affecting crop yields and reducing global food supplies

Deepak Ray, University of Minnesota Farmers are used to dealing with weather, but climate change is making it harder by altering temperature and rainfall patterns,...

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Karen Winterich, Pennsylvania State University I recently made a donation on a friend’s GoFundMe page. I paused over the box to hide my name before...