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Dairy farmers are using sensors in cows’ stomachs to track the health of the herd | “It’s easier, after all, to look at the situation from inside the cow”
Advocates of grass-grazing cattle say it's better for the environment and the animals. But there's another upside: Grass-fed meat and dairy fetch a premium that can help small farms stay viable.
A new test that spots this deadly mutation can save dairy farmers millions.
How one of our most successful humanitarian efforts is becoming a foul problem for the planet
In her new book, anthropologist and NPR commentator Barbara J. King takes a look at how "food animals" think and feel — and what that means for us.
A COMPROMISE BETWEEN RANCHERS AND CONSERVATIONISTS TO SAVE WOLVES IN WASHINGTON STATE IS A REAL-LIFE FABLE WITH A MORAL THAT MIGHT JUST SOLVE AMERICA
At first, the manure was just harmlessly foaming. Only later on did things get lethal. Hog farms in the Midwest are great big barns sitting on top of great big pits filled with a great deal of awful-smelling manure. The pigs walk about on a slatted f
What happens when new technology meets old laws
VISUAL COMMENTARIES ON THE EARTH’S RESOURCES BY THREE ARTISTS.
FarmLogs turns to big data to update age-old practices.
How PodPonics transformed an unused lot in Atlanta into a productive farm.
By collecting data from millions of acres of farmland, a California startup wants to help farmers make smarter business decisions.
Investment in agtech is surging. But are farmers buying what Silicon Valley is selling?
JOE JIMENEZ Reach the sick ACCORDING TO THE WORLD HEALTH Organization, 400 million people do not have essential health services. That’s more than the entire population of the U.S. But emerging technologies can enable us to deliver health care world
Earlier this fall, I traveled to central Gujarat and northern Punjab, in India, to meet with rural farmers who were trying new techniques to combat climate change. Sitting under a mango tree, I spoke with 65-year-old Raman Bhai Parmar, who told me ab
As the market grows for better farm data, VC firms are seeding new developments.
An ancient variety of milk might do wonders for digestion—or it could be a money grab.
Tenant farming is on the rise as the value of U.S. cropland soars | “This will be the first year we’ll be able to set a little aside”
Little, Brown and Company The Ground Beneath Us The following is an excerpt from The Ground Beneath Us by Paul Bogard. It’s hard to believe that American society could possibly collapse because of a lack of soil. And it’s true that we in the States a
It helped people spread and multiply. Now critics worry it's destroying the planet. An Object Lesson.
Two entrepreneurs are singing the praises of cricket-based protein bars.
New FDA rules limit how farmers can give antibiotics to animals raised for meat. But a Government Accountability Office report says the FDA doesn't collect the data to know if that policy is working.
Used with permission of Little, Brown and Company, New York. All rights reserved. Excerpted from Never Out of Season, Copyright © 2017 by Rob Dunn. The following is an excerpt from Never Out of Season by Rob Dunn. Superficially, agriculture, includi
Modern Meadow aims to combine 3-D printing and tissue engineering to meet the world's demand for beef and leather.
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