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We need a better understanding of how crops fare under solar panels, study shows

The dream of agrivoltaics is to generate your electricity and eat your edamame too. But a recent study in Agroforestry Systems shows that agrivoltaics — growing food beneath solar panels — is not so simple.

Chris Smaje: Ecomodernism will lead to a 'farm-free future'
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Chris Smaje: Ecomodernism will lead to a 'farm-free future'

In his new book, the author argues against lab-grown meat and in favor of a relocalized, agrarian food system that rebuilds local economies.
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California farmers are reeling from loss of powerful congressional allies

Despite hailing from opposing parties, Feinstein and McCarthy worked together to pass crucial legislation providing water access to California farms.
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A tangle of rules to protect America’s water is falling short

The Times asked all 50 states how they police the use of valuable groundwater. Their answers reveal why the country is draining and damaging its aquifers so rapidly.
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Extreme heat pushes more farmworkers to harvest at night, creating new risks

Working in the dark may help agricultural workers keep cool, but safety advocates worry the trend could also be causing more accidents and compromising worker health.

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How upstate New York farmers are fighting climate change

Warmer winters, heavier rain present challenges for upstate farmers confronting a changing environment.

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California looks to restore floodplains, to protect communities from impacts of climate change

Water is the lifeblood of agriculture But as climate change brings more extreme weather, farming towns in the Central Valley face increasing risks from both drought and flooding. An innovative solution is scaling up with new state investments.

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