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This Scrappy Startup Wants To Save Family Farms. But Big Ag Is Fighting Back

Mark Gath’s farmhouse in Luverne, Minnesota, sits 30 miles down country roads from Sioux Falls, South Dakota. From that base in the heartland, Gath, a sturdy man in boots and a blue shirt, farms more than 10,000 acres of corn and soybeans with the help of his wife, Leah, and sons Dalton and …

Agriculture

Stunning California Mountaintop Getaway Built with Prefab Modules

Looking at this stunning mountaintop retreat, it’s very hard to believe that it is a prefab home. Yet, it is specifically the prefab nature of this …

Prefab Homes

The Lightweight Pop-Top Truck Camper Revolution

The hottest trend in the car camping/overland world right now is the lightweight pop-top truck camper. They combine a truck topper shell and rooftop …

RVs

This new approach to farming is transforming agriculture while protecting the environment

How emerging technology led to a new conservation solution on farms.<p>A new generation of tech-savvy, data-hungry young farmers have reinvented …

Farming

Park on the Mass Pike and Take the T Into Boston

Save Money and Reduce Stress: Park and Take the T Into Boston<p>If you've ever driven into Boston on the Massachusetts Turnpike (a.k.a. the Mass Pike or …

New England

Ninety-Nine Percent of America's Farms Are Family-Owned. But Only Half Are Family-Farmed.

Today, 99 percent of American farms are still “family farms” owned by families, according to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). But …

Farming

Truck Campers | The Go Anywhere, Camp Anywhere, Tow Anything RV

Truck Camper Magazine presents truck campers, the ultimate Go Anywhere, Camp Anywhere, Tow Anything RV. Forget motorhomes and trailers. If you want …

Report: America is losing its best farmland

The United States is losing its best farmland to development, even as the country’s population booms, according to a new report from the nonprofit conservation organization American Farmland Trust.<p>It’s a familiar sight for anyone who grew up in many Bay Area suburbs: The rolling pastureland or …

What is the true cost of eating meat?

As concerns over the huge impact on the environment, human health and animal welfare grow, what future is there for the meat industry, asks Bibi van der Zee<p><b>What are the economics of meat?</b><p>Food and farming is one of the biggest economic sectors in the world. We are no longer in the 14th century, when …

Agriculture

This prefab movable house can be assembled anywhere

On the go? Not a problem. This movable, prefab house from Swiss studio Rahbaran Hürzeler Architekten can be built and installed almost anywhere. The …

Regenerative Farming: Single Solution to a World of Problems?

What if there were one solution that could fix a lot of the world’s problems?<p>That’s how organic farmer Ben Dobson began his TEDxHudson talk a few …

Why farmers only get 7.8 cents of every dollar Americans spend on food

For every dollar consumers spend on food, only 7.8 cents goes to farmers — a record low that reflects shifts in how Americans eat, according to the Department of Agriculture.<p>Where once consumers cooked most of their meals at home, they’re now buying just as many at cafes and restaurants. And while …

Agriculture

What the ‘Quiet Crisis’ of Soil Loss Does to Crop Yields, Greenhouse Gases

COLUMBUS, Ohio — At the west end of The Ohio State University’s Columbus campus, within eyeshot of Ohio Stadium and the Columbus city skyline, passed …

This foldable, solar-powered skyscraper provides instant shelter in disaster zones

Skyshelter.zip is a mobile skyscraper that can be folded and transported to natural disaster zones. Polish designers Damian Granosik, Jakub Kulisa …

Inside An Epic Experiment: Where The Buffalo Roam, Texas Agriculture Thrives

For a herd of animals that’s ultimately headed for the slaughterhouse, the bison on Roam Ranch are part of a remarkably warm and fuzzy fairytale.<p>Less than a year ago, the 450 acres of Texas land that comprise the ranch were all but dead after a century of over-tilling and inadequate recovery time …

Farming

Air purifying technology that’s older than electricity itself!

This innocuous little artistically presented block is quite remarkable. Sitting on a V-cut wooden stand, the block contains a honeycomb structure, …

10 things to do in Quito

With an emerging street art scene, incredible food, mountain views and a rich history, Quito is fast becoming South America’s coolest capital. Here …

South America

The Truth of Rural American Farming

Many farmers across the country are not happy with the state of the agricultural environment in America. Dodge County Concerned Citizens has decided …

Pasture Raising Pork - Podcast

In this episode of MOTHER EARTH NEWS and Friends, our guests discuss pasture raising pork, the breeds they raise and their best practices.<p>Our Podcast …

Small-scale farmers should be at the centre of land reform in South Africa

Smallholder farming has been neglected over the past 23 years of South Africa’s attempt to redistribute land taken away from black people during the …

This pop-up camper transforms any truck into a tiny mobile home in seconds

Adventure company Fiftyten has just unveiled the Adventure Vehicle System, which lets anyone transform a pickup truck into a full-on adventure …

Climate Change Will Disrupt the Way Big Agriculture Is Done

Climate change is set to bring big disruptions to the agriculture world in the coming decades.<p>Weather volatility is going to throw the sector for a …

A Grass-Roots Movement For Healthy Soil Spreads Among Farmers

In American farm country, a grass-roots movement is spreading, a movement to keep more roots in the soil. (Not just grass roots, of course; roots of …

Eco-farming can solve hunger and climate crises, experts say | Reuters

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Asian farmers are growing rice and rearing fish in the same fields to increase their income and reduce weeds, while Ghanaians are using crop residues as compost to boost yields.<p>Such eco-farming techniques could deliver nutritious, environmentally friendly food …

Why It’s Time to Stop Punishing Our Soils with Fertilizers

The soil health movement has been in the news lately, and among its leading proponents is U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) researcher Rick …

Integrated Prairie Farming Systems - Homesteading and Livestock

Staple crop production techniques are always evolving, but few strategies promise to change the game as much as Prairie STRIPS (Science-based Trials …

This Epic Around-the-World Cruise Takes You to 32 Countries and All 7 Continents - Silversea World Cruise 2020

If you've ever dreamed of checking off all seven continents from your travel bucket list, a cruise now exists that will allow you to do just that in …

Building Resilient Soil Systems using Residue, No-till, and Cover Crops

<i>This is part of a series of articles on developing drought-ready and weather-ready farms. See more at cropwatch.unl.edu/tags/drought.</i><p>Crop residue …

Guide to Traveling in Panama

Panama is so much more than its famed canal. The country’s curvy, narrow land mass serves as a physical—and cultural—land bridge between North and …

Why Creatives Don't Succeed In Traditional, 9-To-5 Work Environments

Full-time jobs are not for everybody. Sure, to most of the workforce, they’re seen as amazing opportunities to take care of expenses and …