Agriculture

Am I an invasive species?
Am I an invasive species?
How COVID-19 and ‘murder hornets’ compelled a writer to rethink invasions.
Coronavirus concerns revive labor organizing
Coronavirus concerns revive labor organizing
Washington fruit packers seek lasting gains from pandemic strikes.
Navajo ranchers are raising premium beef
Navajo ranchers are raising premium beef
Is their success sustainable?
Bureau of Land Management investigates a new Bundy ranch project
Bureau of Land Management investigates a new Bundy ranch project
Ryan Bundy is allegedly building irrigation structures in Gold Butte National Monument.
Go on a literary road trip through the Golden State
Go on a literary road trip through the Golden State
From California dreaming to California realities, here are five books to escape with when you’re stuck at home.
Local food movement gains momentum under COVID-19
Local food movement gains momentum under COVID-19
Some consumers have turned to community agriculture, as the pandemic strains the nation’s food system.
Will COVID-19 help save small slaughterhouses?
Will COVID-19 help save small slaughterhouses?
As laborers for the Big Four meatpackers fall ill, small slaughterhouses see unprecedented demand.
We can save the Colorado River
We can save the Colorado River
It’s time to create an Irrigation Reserve Program.
Coming home to nature
Coming home to nature
There’s a stereotype that Black Americans don’t explore the outdoors. Historically, that hasn’t been the case.
‘They cut all of our hours’
‘They cut all of our hours’
Despite their designation as essential, California farmworkers are being furloughed.
On this Earth Day, let’s think about agriculture
On this Earth Day, let’s think about agriculture
Farmers and ranchers hold the key to carbon storage.
As temperatures rise,  Arizona sinks
As temperatures rise, Arizona sinks
Climate change and unregulated wells are depleting the West’s groundwater reserves.
Agricultural extension agents help farms succeed. But in Indian Country, they’re scarce.
Agricultural extension agents help farms succeed. But in Indian Country, they’re scarce.
On the Hopi Reservation, one agent is helping her community grow food. But for how long?
‘Men like you weren’t meant to own land’
‘Men like you weren’t meant to own land’
Rural Colorado has a history of discriminatory lending.
Thirsty crops and vulnerable families vie for California’s precious water
Thirsty crops and vulnerable families vie for California’s precious water
Farmers are pumping until residential wells run dry in the Central Valley.
Oregon elk vex landowners and game managers
Oregon elk vex landowners and game managers
The herds are wary of recreationalists, unwelcome at the refuge and eating into profits.
The next threat to bees? Organized crime.
The next threat to bees? Organized crime.
As bee numbers decline while facing increasing demand, hive thefts ravage California’s Central Valley and beyond.
Migrant labor activists win lawsuit for foreign shepherds
Migrant labor activists win lawsuit for foreign shepherds
Ranchers must now bring in immigrant sheepherders under permanent visas.
California’s Dream has turned into water nightmares
California’s Dream has turned into water nightmares
A new book looks at the Golden State’s history to understand its current water crisis.
Undocumented farmworkers could get citizenship from a new bill in Congress
Undocumented farmworkers could get citizenship from a new bill in Congress
A United Farm Worker organizer reveals the political strategy behind the scenes.
From the Bundys to cheap burgundy: How myths shape the West
From the Bundys to cheap burgundy: How myths shape the West
Novelist Frank Bergon meanders through a changing West and traces old stories refreshed.
Environmental study of Shasta Dam height halted
Environmental study of Shasta Dam height halted
Stakeholders disagree over whether raising the dam would offer benefits or detriments.
Can better broadband and big data save rural America?
Can better broadband and big data save rural America?
Independent farms need better internet to survive, let alone to compete with the large agriculture industry.
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