agriculture

FMR among 150+ groups pushing for 'transformative' Farm Bill
Congress is set to reauthorize this industry-shaping legislation in 2023. Read more
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2022 Gulf dead zone smaller than last year, would still cover entire Twin Cities metro

The annual humanmade "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico is smaller than scientists had forecast earlier this year. But at more than 2 million acres, it remains significantly larger than environmental officials' long-term target goal.  >>

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'Very excited about the prospects for this': Clean-water crops take center stage

A bipartisan group of state lawmakers, agriculture officials and business partners gets a firsthand look at the development of continuous living cover crops.  >>

A bipartisan group of state lawmakers, agriculture officials and business partners gets a firsthand look at the development of continuous living cover crops. Read more
Momentum builds for transformative clean-water crops

The path to a cleaner Mississippi River may run through ag country.  >>

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Where to buy food, drinks made with clean-water crops

We've talked a lot about the environmental and economic promise of crops being developed by the Forever Green Initiative. But some of these crops also make pretty darn tasty treats.  >>

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The dead zone: How the Midwest kills marine life in the Gulf of Mexico

Each year an overgrowth of algae — fed by urban and agricultural runoff all along the Mississippi River — creates a dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico. Here's how we can restore the river and shrink the dead zone.  >>

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Sediment in the Gulf
Passed: Investments in clean-water crops and their supply chains

Not much made it over the finish line before the legislative session ended on May 23, but lawmakers did pass a bill including new investments in clean-water crops and their supply chains. Here's our take on the final package and where we go from here.  >>

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