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Electric cars alone won’t save the planet

Is the future truly “electric”? Solutions from the Land is certainly energized by the innovations of forward-thinking farmers and ranchers. But we’re concerned about the push from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) toward an all-electric-vehicle approach to decarbonizing the transportation sector. EPA is “betting the farm” on electric vehicles...

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Progress update: What SfL has done at the global level so far in 2023

Solutions from the Land is not a large organization by most standards, but it is a testament to the big things that can happen when you put a group of farmer-leaders together. These innovative, entrepreneurial farmers, ranchers and foresters are producing nutritious food, feed, fiber, clean energy, healthy ecosystems, quality livelihoods and strong...

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Farmers, educators are allies in climate-smart agriculture

There’s been a lot of talk about climate change on the global level, and that can be helpful. It takes time to understand the needs of different countries and to find the common ground upon which we can all build to make the world a safe, healthy place for future generations. But talk with no action won’t get us far. Action starts at the local level, in...

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Iowa farmers talk cattle, other innovative approaches for farm country’s future

When Kellie and AJ Blair started their Iowa farm 15 years ago, they went with the norm: A full-tillage, corn-corn system with custom-finished hogs. A partnership with neighbors enabled them to share equipment, operate more acres and learn from more experienced farmers. But change was on the horizon. When their farm partners transitioned out of farming,...

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Dinner with Rattan Lal, world-renowned soil scientist

A person with an empty stomach will do whatever it takes to put something into it. Where there are immediate hunger pains, long-term consequences seem insignificant. Desperation is ripe, and violence is not far off. Agriculture then — the ability to grow and deliver food to all — is a matter of national and global security. It’s a prerequisite to world...

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An Agricultural Renaissance, led by innovative and entrepreneurial farmers, ranchers and foresters constructing sustainable, profitable and resilient systems that lay the foundation for a world of abundance on many scales capable of producing nutritious food, feed, fiber, clean energy, healthy ecosystems, quality livelihoods, and strong rural economies.