Eating local is a challenge in places where snow flies in the winter. There are plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables at grocery stores, but they’re imported from places like California or Mexico. One potential solution could be right below our feet.
Much like other Web-based companies like Airbnb or Uber, a site dedicated to leasing and using farm equipment is making available expensive machinery during the times producers need it most. And the idea is taking root as crop and livestock prices trend lower and costs climb higher.
Seed companies have poured billions of dollars into biotech soybeans, and corn that raises more grain with less water. Meanwhile, the wheat industry is finding it hard to keep up. Now, there’s a push to grow wheat research.
Artificial Christmas tree sales are on the rise. That’s worrying farmers who raise real ones. Now, using a brand new organization, tree farmers are trying to sway consumers away from their plastic competitors.