Opinion: With Sky-High Fertilizer Prices, There’s an Opportunity to Grow Crops More Sustainably

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. Farmers are coping with a fertilizer crisis brought on by soaring fossil fuel prices and industry consolidation. The price of synthetic fertilizer has more than doubled since 2021, causing great stress in the farm country. This crunch is particularly … Read more

10 Drought-Tolerant Crops to Plant Amid Water Scarcity

Water scarcity is a growing concern. Lack of water from long, recurring droughts is increasingly dominating the food and agriculture. It’s driven up the cost of groceries and put a dent in farmers’ yields. According to NASA scientists, the past two decades have been some of the driest conditions on record. And recent data from … Read more

To Meet the Demand for Organic Crops, We Need to Produce More Organic Seed

Twenty-two years ago, when the US Department of Agriculture finalized the standards for its National Organic Program, produce breeders went back to the drawing board. There was little organically grown seed available for farmers to purchase or for breeders like Oregon State University’s Jim Myers to use to develop more of them. “There were some … Read more

To Meet the Demand for Organic Crops, We Need to Produce More Organic Seed | Agriculture and Farming Forum – AG machinery and technology

Twenty-two years ago, when the US Department of Agriculture finalized the standards for its National Organic Program, produce breeders went back to the drawing board. There was little organically grown seed available for farmers to purchase or for breeders like Oregon State University’s Jim Myers to use to develop more of them. “There were some … Read more