Agriculture

February 22, 2019, 12pm PST
According to a recent report, the self-sufficiency of agriculture in the Washington, D.C. region is declining. Encroachment from suburban sprawl, driven by a region-wide housing crunch, is one causal factor.
Greater Greater Washington
January 28, 2019, 1pm PST
California's Low Carbon Fuel Standard, which requires fuel producers to reduce the carbon intensity of transportation fuels by at least 10 percent by 2020, has been opposed by corn ethanol producers and the oil industry since its inception in 2011.
Transport Topics
January 5, 2019, 5am PST
With world population to grow by about 2 billion by 2050, and with more people eating higher on the food chain as nations develop economically, can world agriculture reduce its carbon footprint? A new World Resources Institute report shows how.
Forbes
October 14, 2018, 11am PDT
President Trump announced at a campaign rally in Iowa that he would lift the ban on summertime sales of a 15 percent blend of ethanol, expected to increase smog levels. Both environmentalists and the oil industry oppose the action.
PBS NewsHour
October 10, 2018, 10am PDT
For the first time, the state of Minnesota is offering money specifically for urban agriculture, in a win for urban farmers who want to challenge the notion that agriculture is necessarily a rural enterprise.
MinnPost
August 14, 2018, 6am PDT
The ruling puts another stain on former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's legacy as it rebukes his denial of a petition to ban a pesticide that causes neurodevelopmental damage in children. Pruitt had rejected his own scientists' recommendation.
The New York Times
July 19, 2018, 12pm PDT
California voters in November will have the opportunity to help repair the Friant-Kern Canal, damaged by subsidence, as well as invest in watershed conservation programs, by passing a citizen-initiated $8.9 billion general obligation bond measure.
The Sacramento Bee
June 25, 2018, 11am PDT
New residents to formerly agricultural area are trying to shut down a hog-feeding operation, but so far without much success.
WHYY
May 14, 2018, 1pm PDT
Pretty Prairie has water with very high levels of nitrates, and lots of farmers that need to use nitrates if they want to keep the local economy going.
Harper's
April 10, 2018, 12pm PDT
The Farm Bill is one of the federal government's biggest, most controversial (yet still intractable) bills. The Trump Administration has plans for change.
Crosscut
March 18, 2018, 7am PDT
Despite state opposition and potential violations of California law, the Trump Administration has revived a project that was deemed impracticable only a few years ago.
Los Angeles Times
October 9, 2017, 11am PDT
After Washington legalized marijuana in 2012, an indoor cultivation industry has grown to a sizable presence in the state's environmental footprint.
Crosscut
September 12, 2017, 11am PDT
Over the span of history, agricultural uses have released nearly as much carbon into the atmosphere as actual deforestation. New problem areas are still appearing in places like Brazil.
The Washington Post
August 20, 2017, 7am PDT
This documentary complicates what can seem like a stark partisan divide on the environment, highlighting the many heartland residents who do conservation work.
Pacific Standard
August 13, 2017, 5am PDT
Agrihoods emerged in the 1990s as a master-planned alternative to the golf-centered communities of the past. Many of these developments are going strong, and gaining in popularity.
Realtor
Blog post
August 8, 2017, 6am PDT
We can all do better when it comes to water.
Kayla Matthews
July 12, 2017, 9am PDT
The Greenprint Resource Hub aims to integrate open space, parks, and agriculture into city and regional planning efforts.
progrss
Blog post
June 28, 2017, 2pm PDT
Despite its medicinal benefits, cannabis will negatively impact the environment if we don’t plan accordingly.
Kayla Matthews
April 14, 2017, 2pm PDT
An aging population of farmers may give way to a generation of young entrepreneurs who see the value and values of growing food.
Fortune
February 7, 2017, 9am PST
Pulling in community members and a network of local nonprofits, Phoenix's "Spaces of Opportunity" is an attempt to make urban farming something more than a catchphrase.
The Architect's Newspaper