Can Biodigesters Save America’s Small Dairy Farms?

Small dairy farms in Vermont teater chronically on the brink of insolvency. Nearly half of Vermont’s dairies have gone out of business in the past 10 years, primarily small farms. Things got even worse during the pandemic, with volatile prices and supply chain shifts. The pattern is similar among dairies throughout New England. Stabilizing revenues … Read more

A Look Inside the Lab Helping to Restore America’s Native Plants

A century ago, longleaf pine forests dominated the Southeast, home to diverse wildlife and recreational opportunities. But over the past several decades, this ecosystem has seen a decline to just five percent of its original acreage, mainly due to fire suppression practices and conversion to other land uses. Enter America’s Longleaf Restoration Initiative (ALRI), a … Read more