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A Cornucopia of Opportunities for Domestic Produce

Posted by David Gustafson | February 22, 2022
Most of our moms urged us to “eat our fruits and vegetables,” and multiple studies confirm this motherly advice. For instance, the U.S. National Institutes…

Climate Analogs for Specialty Crops: See the Future Now

Posted by David Gustafson | February 1, 2022
“It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.” So said Yogi Berra, repeating a version of the apparently Danish proverb whose origins have been…

Recent News Stories on Agriculture and Climate Change – Why Now?

Posted by Sonia A. Hall | November 23, 2021
Perspectives on Sustainability and our sister blog AgClimate.net, we have been discussing impacts on agriculture resulting from a changing climate for years now. We also…

Will I be able to get fries with that? A new approach for answering life’s big questions about the future of food

Posted by David Gustafson | October 22, 2021
It’s been a long, hot, dry, fiery, smoky summer in much of the American West. That’s where the U.S. gets most of its fruits and…

What Can We Learn from the ‘Pacific Northwest Heat Dome’ of 2021?

Posted by Nicole Bell | July 30, 2021
It wasn’t just hot in the Pacific Northwest (PNW) during the last week of June. It was extraordinarily hot. Temperatures at Oregon State University’s North…

How Do Grocery and Meal Kit Deliveries Impact the Carbon Footprint of Our Food?

Posted by Nicole Bell | July 1, 2021
I explored opportunities to reduce environmental impact related to food preparation and food waste in previous Perspectives on Sustainability articles. However, transportation in the food…

Waste a Lot, Warm a Lot – Reducing Food Waste is Part of Climate-Friendly Eating

Posted by Nicole Bell | May 27, 2021
While many scientists, producers, and consumers recognize the importance of quantifying the carbon footprint of agriculture, most efforts focus on on-farm activities. The journey food…

Out of the Frying Pan and into the Fryer: Climate Mitigation Opportunities for French Fries

Posted by Nicole Bell | May 5, 2021
Efforts to quantify the carbon footprint of agriculture are often focused on the greenhouse gas emissions resulting from on-farm activities, mostly from fertilizer production and…

Pathways to Progress in Tackling Stormwater Runoff in Near-Urban Agricultural Areas

Posted by Kevin Hyde | February 18, 2021
Stormwater runoff, particularly from roadways, is one of the leading sources of water pollution in Puget Sound. Stormwater pollution impacts people and ecosystems in different…

Closing the Loop: How Well Could Fertilizer Derived from Dairy Manure Meet Crop Nitrogen Demand in Whatcom County, Washington

Posted by Karen Hills | January 6, 2021
Manure can play a valuable role in crop production because of its ability to build soil fertility and soil health. Ironically, manure can pose a…
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