Farming

Spain

Abandoned Rural Spain Rebounds With People Fleeing Cities

COVID-19 is leading an exodus to rural areas, according to this article. The shift could hurt the economies of cities, but it also presents opportunities for younger residents and people looking for a more sustainable lifestyle.

October 23, 2020 - Cities of the Future

Indoor Kale

Vertical Farms, Fad or Feast?

Hydroponic indoor farmers hope to charge a premium for plants grown out of season in indoor farms. The notion has generated attention from big investors, but whether or not consumers will follow is an open question.

July 9, 2018 - Civil Eats

Pig Farm

When Pennsylvania's 'Right to Farm' Means Living With the Pigs Next Door

New residents to formerly agricultural area are trying to shut down a hog-feeding operation, but so far without much success.

June 25, 2018 - WHYY

recycled greywater

The Real Cost of Clean Water in One Kansas Town

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.

May 14, 2018 - Harper's

Midwest Flooding

Planning for an Era of Climate Change Disasters

In a wide-ranging editorial, Mark Allen argues for strategies that may help communities cope with climate disasters as they grow more frequent.

September 15, 2017 - Green Left Weekly

Country Grid

Study: Agriculture's Carbon Output Higher Than Previously Thought

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.

September 12, 2017 - The Washington Post

Glenwood Green Acres, Philadelphia

The Future of Farming is Millennials

An aging population of farmers may give way to a generation of young entrepreneurs who see the value and values of growing food.

April 14, 2017 - Fortune

Agriculture Department Releases Five-Year Census Data—'Christmas for Farm Nerds'

The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently released its 2012 Agriculture Census. The census provides data like how much wheat the state of Kansas produced and the average age of U.S. farm operators.

May 6, 2014 - Circle of Blue

Urban Youths to Save Future of Farming in America

A successful agriculture program in Southern California introduces farming as a viable career choice to suburban students.

March 16, 2014 - Public Radio International

Technology and Robust Economies Drive Rural Town Revival

Population loss has been a fact of life for many of the United States' rural towns for decades. But if the experiences of rural towns across Minnesota are any indication, manufacturing, farming, and technology may generate a widespread rural revival.

December 3, 2013 - Star Tribune

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