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Indiana farm to become first in the nation to adopt new beef standard

Fischer Farms in Saint Anthony, Indiana, has seen a lot of operational changes since its inception during the Civil War. The farm, owned and operated by Joseph Fischer and family for six generations, decided in 2004 to switch from conventional beef production to a process requiring fewer antibiotics.
pumpkins as a future superfood

Are Halloween pumpkins a future superfood?

Pumpkins usually only appear over Halloween. But this drought-tolerant, stable and versatile crop is packed with nutrition. Could it be the superfood of the future?
Siksika Nation Alberta shelterbelts

This First Nation in Alberta is fighting climate change with rows and rows of trees

Siksika Nation will see shelterbelts planted throughout the community, which are rows of trees planted on the perimeter of properties, or along roads. Shelterbelts serve many purposes, including being a natural wind barrier, and capturing moisture in the soil.
mycelium promotes forest climate-resilience

Fungi could be helping old-growth trees survive climate change

In climate-addled places, mats of mycelium may make all the difference for the trees they live alongside.
extreme heat impacting soil health

Heat waves in the ground are getting more extreme

The atmosphere is rapidly warming, but the soil is also prone to heat waves. Scientists are racing to understand the consequences.