A green seedling rises from a mound of dirt with a row of white urinals in the background.

Kinda gross, but kinda cool? A startup that tells synthetic fertilizers to piss off

Agricultural savings and improved sustainability may start in the toilet.

Ben Berkley • September 19, 2023
agriculture chart

A summer without peaches sucks, but the Peach State has a lot more going for it

Peaches have the state’s heart, but poultry and pecans are driving Georgia’s economy.

Ben Berkley • August 28, 2023

Are your pigs overheating? There’s an app for that

HotHog is here to help your heat-stressed hogs.

Ben Berkley • July 18, 2023
boxes of orange produced by year

Orange you glad you’re not in the orange industry right now?

From Florida’s farmers to everyday consumers, people are feeling the pain.

Jacob Cohen • June 26, 2023
assorted rodeos' local economic impacts

It’s looking like a bull market for… the bull market

Rodeos are putting a lot of money in a lot of chaps’ pockets.

Jacob Cohen • May 12, 2023

Houseplants get pricey as our love for them grows

Plant lovers’ spending is up — sometimes with unbelievable price points.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • May 8, 2023
laser zapping weeds

Why pull weeds when you can zap them with AI-powered lasers?

An agtech startup hopes farmers find salvation in its high-tech, weed-eliminating machine.

Ben Berkley • April 12, 2023

John Deere vs. farmers, explained

Farmers are gaining ground against John Deere’s strict repair rules in a key right-to-repair battle.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • February 15, 2023

Why are eggs so expensive?

Bird flu is the driving factor behind rising egg prices.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • December 29, 2022

What the heck is happening with fertilizer?

With prices taking off, farmers are using less. That’s bad.

Jacob Cohen • May 3, 2022

3 eggcellent cash flow opportunities

Egg prices are way up. Here’s how you can cash in.

Codie Sanchez • April 29, 2022

The houseplant community is growing like a weed

Houseplants took over the pandemic, and collectors are finding themselves in a jungle of their own making.

Rob Litterst • December 23, 2021

Old Macdonald had a… skyscraper

The next generation of farms will be vertical. Here’s why.

Jacob Cohen • December 17, 2021

A smart collar for cows could revolutionize farming

Halter is a New Zealand-based startup bringing farming into the future with smart collars for cows.

Sara Friedman • November 19, 2021

Is the key to better chicken a smaller chicken?

Genetic selection and industrial farming has created big, unhealthy, less tasty chickens. Could a smaller bird be key?

Juliet Bennett Rylah • November 10, 2021

What happens to the nation’s food supply in the event of a California crisis?

Two-thirds of US fruits and nuts grow in California. Is it a problem to have so many eggs in one basket?

Jacob Cohen • October 27, 2021

Confused about supply shortages? Consider the odd economics of milk and sawdust.

As with the cost for pretty much everything, more goes into the cost of milk than meets the eye.

Jacob Cohen • October 26, 2021

California’s drought puts a damper on absolutely nuts almond demand

Demand for almonds is higher than ever, but so is the risk in growing them.

Jacob Cohen • July 7, 2021

Is regenerative agriculture egg-zactly what the planet needs?

Eggs made by chickens grazing on organic soil are storming the $6B+ egg industry.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • June 2, 2021

All about ‘brushing,’ one of the seediest scams in ecommerce

Brushing has become one of the easiest ways to make a fake review look real.

Michael Waters • July 30, 2020

Today we talk cow farts, but the New England Patriots ain’t smelling any rosier

Is Burger King’s fart initiative full of gas? And one company says the Patriots sank more than the playoffs last year.

Caroline Dohack • July 16, 2020

Robots bring new meaning to the term ‘food security’

If you like the concept of organic farming, you’ll love what these robots can do.

Caroline Dohack • July 2, 2020

This cannabis company is mining the celeb-to-consumer pipeline

Canopy Growth is teaming up with Martha Stewart and other celebs to bring cannabis products to the masses

Belle Long • July 1, 2020

The latest culinary quaran-trend could be found in your backyard

Foraging for wild edibles is one way to score free food… or launch a new business.

Caroline Dohack • June 30, 2020

Even butchers are going mobile

With big slaughterhouses closed down, mobile butchers are getting a second look.

Michael Waters • June 29, 2020

One way to save the magazine industry: vegetable seeds

A family magazine in India jolted quarantine-era circulation with a throwback add-on called a covermount.

Michael Waters • May 18, 2020

Cities are turning to vertical farms to keep their supply chains upright

As urban grocery stores struggle to stock enough produce for their customers, they’re finding a seedling of hope.

Michael Waters • April 23, 2020

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