Tag: farming

Cooks Venture raises $12 million to promote sustainable agriculture

We eat a lot of poultry. The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that the average American consumed 93 pounds in 2018, a record. And in 2014, the combined value of production from broilers, eggs, turkeys, and chicken sales was $48.3 billion, up 9% from $44.4 billion the year prior. Former Blue Apron COO and cofounder […]

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The #NoPlant19 Hashtag Reveals Climate Change’s Huge Impact On Crops

Getty Image/Uproxx Twitter — when it isn’t being used to spread memes, complain about Sonic, the Hedgehog, or reveal the latest stupid thing some person we already know is stupid said — can actually be used to raise awareness in a meaningful way. The platform is relatively egalitarian and when tweets go viral they can […]

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River of No Return

Willard Ruzicka saw it all in a dream. The Niobrara River, which runs a few hundred feet from his family’s farmhouse in the unincorporated village of Pishelville, Nebraska, had topped its banks. But instead of water edging toward his house from the north, the dream river—somewhere upstream, in the direction of Spencer Dam—had jumped the […]

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