As a Nature Conservancy scientist based in a Midwestern state, Steve Chaplin thinks a lot about the impact agriculture has on ecological treasures such as native tallgrass prairie. “Other than… Read more »
Posts Tagged: wetlands
The U.S. Senate passed its version of the 2012 Farm Bill this week. While it’s far from perfect, specific amendments related to conservation and accountability that were passed during the… Read more »
Another rainy Friday: a good time to contemplate what trying to produce food on an industrial scale has done to our natural plumbing—and how it pays back the favor.
While driving in southern Minnesota this week, I gazed upon acre-after-acre of black fields—a sign that despite a wet fall, a lot of intense tillage took place before the snow… Read more »