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It is not just feeding our families

Posted by Esther Rugoli | January 16, 2018
This year CSANR sponsored registration for several WSU students to attend the Tilth Conference.  We will post reflections written by the students over the next several weeks. Please…

Global agricultural regions to keep your eye on in the future

Posted by Sonia A. Hall | November 13, 2017
One challenge I struggle with when sharing research focused at global scales is how to tease out answers to questions that are meaningful in the…

Space Farming is Science FICTION

Posted by Andrew McGuire | March 27, 2015
It said on the screen, “Bioregenerating Soil-Based Space Agriculture.” The title of the talk was “Beyond Intensification.” The speaker, a prominent researcher and prolific author,…

Promoting Global Food Security One Crop of Tomatoes at a Time

Posted by Chuck Benbrook | October 23, 2014
In early September I visited a remarkable organic farm on the coast of California.  This farm has been in organic production for about 30 years,…

Can We Save Nature by Improving Agriculture?

Posted by Andrew McGuire | September 16, 2014
There is an ongoing debate about how to produce food for a growing population without losing more of our wild lands. Two options are being…

The Reactive Nitrogen “Wicked Problem”– critical nutrient, disastrous pollutant

Posted by Craig Frear | August 11, 2014
Nobel Peace Prize recipient and Director of the Purdue University Climate Change Research Center, Dr. Otto Doering, recently gave a keynote speech where he highlighted…

Ecosystems are Not Smart, We Are – Applications on the Farm

Posted by Andrew McGuire | March 5, 2014
Cover crop seed blend of 17 species In a recent post, I argued that we should cast aside the ideas of “balance of nature” and…

Don’t Mimic Nature on the Farm, Improve it

Posted by Andrew McGuire | March 3, 2014
Behind many efforts to make agriculture more sustainable is the idea that our farming systems need to be more like nature. According to agroecologist Miguel…

Expanding organic on the landscape: does farm size matter?

Posted by David Granatstein | November 3, 2013
In the 1970s, I was part of the “back to the land” movement and very interested in organic farming as the solution to sustainability problems…

No, I won’t stop eating meat to feed the planet

Posted by Chad Kruger | September 6, 2013
Full disclosure: I come from a livestock-producing family tradition and I eat meat. And I like it. A lot. In his latest provocative post, my…
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