Agriculture

Agriculture can provide an abundant supply of food, economic resiliency for local economies and financial success for farmers and peasants, all without exploiting people or nature.

Uprooted Episode 7: Principles of a Sustainable Farm Bill

The Farm Bill is a massive piece of legislation that affects everyone – and Congress is writing it now. It’s not surprising that, as such a wide-reaching bill, the Farm Bill has big implications for climate change. It is the largest investment in working lands and the primary method for addressing the environmental impacts of farms and ranches.

Special Podcast: Global Fertilizer Day!

It's Global Fertilizer Day (who knew?)! And to celebrate, we are joined by Steve Suppan whose paper on the use of nanotechnology in the fertilizer industry was released yesterday. This is a special episode of Uprooted, and our normal podcast schedule will continue next week.

Filling the Local Foods Gap in the Farm Bill

When we started our partnership with St. Cloud’s Reach Up Head Start program, Nutrition Services Coordinator Haley Anderson knew she wanted to source locally produced food for her kids–she just wasn’t sure how to do it. Building in nutrition education for kids and families was a straightforward process.