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Fertilizer prices are soaring – and that’s an opportunity to promote...

Kathleen Merrigan, Arizona State University Farmers are coping with a fertilizer crisis brought on by soaring fossil fuel prices...

It’s time to rethink the disrupted US food system from the...

David R. Montgomery, University of Washington; Jennifer J. Otten, University of Washington, and Sarah M. Collier, University of Washington The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic...

Iowa’s farmers – and American eaters – need a national discussion...

Lisa Schulte Moore, Iowa State University Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucuses bring the state a lot of political attention during presidential election cycles. But in my view,...

Restoring soil can help address climate change

David R. Montgomery, University of Washington It’s time to take soil seriously. As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change states with very high confidence in...

The dirt on soil loss from the Midwest floods

Jim Ippolito, Colorado State University and Mahdi Al-Kaisi, Iowa State University As devastating images of the 2019 Midwest floods fade from view, an insidious and...

To restore our soils, feed the microbes

Matthew Wallenstein, Colorado State University Our soils are in trouble. Over the past century, we’ve abused them with plowing, tilling and too much fertilizer. What...

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Why a 14th-century mystic appeals to today’s ‘spiritual but not religious’...

Joel Harrington, Vanderbilt University The percentage of Americans who do not identify with any religious tradition continues to rise annually. Not all of them, however,...