Scientists have found a way to pull water from the air using only energy from the sun

The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research. New Technology Brings Star Wars–Style Desert Moisture Farming a Step Closer Luke Skywalker wasn’t just a farmer. In the original 1977 Star Wars film, the lead character was desperate to leave his home planet of Tatooine, where his family […]

Senators Speak Out Against Bayer-Monsanto Merger

At a Senate panel hearing on consolidation and competition in the U.S. seed and agrochemical industry, Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, expressed his concerns about the implications for U.S. farmers that the proposed $66 billion merger of German medicine and farm-chemical maker Bayer with the American seed and weed-killer […]

Summits For Lesbian Farmers Held by USDA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is holding summits to promote the role of lesbian farmers as a part of its “Rural Pride” campaign. The agency is working with singer and LGBT activist Cyndi Lauper for a “day of conversation” about the struggles of gay and transgender individuals in rural America. The agency says its wants […]

The premier source of locally grown and non-GMO fruits and vegetables in Las Vegas

Urban Seed Breaks Ground And Plans To Revolutionize Local Farming: BRUCE GIL (Las Vegas Weekly) Photo credits: Justin Vaseur A new local company is betting that a go-big-or-go-home approach will revolutionize urban farming. Urban Seed Inc. broke ground July 29 on a farming facility just west of the Las Vegas Strip, a space that includes eight 6,400-square-foot […]

A Young Generation Sees Greener Pastures in Agriculture

Marya Gelvosa and Josh Gerritsen run a small farm on Maine’s rocky mid-coast, providing their local community with beef, lamb and heritage poultry. They’re decades younger than the average American farmer, but they love the lifestyle. “It’s very fulfilling work,” Gelvosa says. Josh Gerritsen/Donkey Universe Farm America’s heartland is graying. The average age of a […]