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Sahara Reporters

Chikezie Omeje

Arinze Chijioke

19 August 2021

Otukpo, Benue, Nigeria

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Violent clashes between farmers and cattle herders that have claimed thousands of lives have largely ceased in Otukpo, thanks to a peacekeeping process that resolves disputes and is based on a shared recognition of tw...

The Kansas Leadership Center Journal (KLC Journal)

Michael Pearce

3 August 2021

Kansas, United States

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In Kansas, a group of younger ranchers are shifting away from decades long, traditional, ranching practices and instead using methods synched with nature. Changes include things like burning the pasture to clear dead ...

The Kansas Leadership Center Journal (KLC Journal)

Stan Finger

14 July 2021

Kansas, United States

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As the COVID-19 pandemic hit and grocery store shelves became bare, many consumers sought to purchase meat directly from farmers. The Shop Kansas Farms group on Facebook has more than 148,000 members with about 800 pr...

BBC

Ellen Nemitz

29 June 2021

Brazil

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A company in Brazil has found a new way to cut carbon emissions from growing beef by planting more eucalyptus trees. According to research, planting eucalyptus trees among the grazing areas reduces the carbon footprin...

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Freya Pratty

22 June 2021

Israel

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For the past 200 years, crops have been bred for yield, for feeding livestock, rather than nutritional value. However, as more people shift away from meat the industry is looking to produce crops for flavor and nutrit...

National Geographic

Brianna Randall

13 May 2021

Maywood, Nebraska, United States

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The Loess Canyons Rangeland Alliance in Nebraska is working to preserve grasslands through prescribed burns. Eighty-volunteer members have burned nearly 85,000 acres to stop the spread of cedar trees that disrupt the ...

Colorado Public Radio

Michael Elizabeth Sakas

3 May 2021

Boulder County, Colorado, United States

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A new county initiative in Colorado aims to support regenerative agriculture projects on farms as a way to take carbon from the atmosphere and store it in the soil in an effort to combat climate change. Restaurants do...

Transitions Online

Lyudmila Maslova

13 April 2021

Andriyivka, Ukraine

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A dairy cooperative in Ukraine has brought jobs to farmers in the region and allowed them to work together to sell their milk on the market. An international nonprofit helped the Andriyivka Prosperity cooperative get ...

Global Press Journal

Lilette A. Contreras

10 April 2021

Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua, Mexico

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After a drought left cattle farmers in Mexico without grass to feed its animals, a unique partnership with corn farmers allowed them to use their leftover stalks and leaves. Usually, the farmers burn these materials, ...

KNTV-TV

Marianne Favro

7 April 2021

Davis, California, United States

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Researchers at University of California, Davis found that cows that were fed a small amount of seaweed in their diet drastically reduced the amount of methane they emitted, which could be a low-cost climate solution f...

Civil Eats

Melissa Montalvo

31 March 2021

Quapaw, Oklahoma, United States

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More and more Indigenous communities throughout North America are reclaiming their ancestral lands as a way to access traditional foodways. For example, a group of Mi’kmaq tribes in Nova Scotia bought a majority share...

The Verge

Cory Zapatka

Mariya Abdulkaf

25 February 2021

Dover Plains, New York, United States

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Symbrosia, a clean-tech startup in Hawaii, is taking seaweed from the ocean and turning it into a powder that can be used to feed livestock to reduce the amount of methane they produce — a key contribution to greenhou...

Civil Eats

Gabriel Pietrorazio

14 January 2021

Collins, New York, United States

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Gakwi:yo:h Farms aims to increase the Seneca Nation’s food security and sovereignty by engaging in traditional agricultural practices. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the farm has been able to continue its work to esta...

Earth Island

Juliet Grable

22 December 2020

Klamath, Oregon, United States

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Conflict prevention specialists for USDA Wildlife Services in southwest Oregon work with livestock producers to deter the local wolf pack from killing livestock. The specialists patrol overnight, making noise so that ...

Colorado Public Radio

Michael Elizabeth Sakas

7 December 2020

Steamboat Springs, Colorado, United States

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Thanks to a microloan from a local nonprofit and a willingness to try a new approach, a ranching operation in Colorado has begun introducing regenerative agriculture practices in the form of carbon capture. Using "por...

The Washington Post

William Neff

Tatiana Schlossberg

27 November 2020

Prince Edward Island, Canada

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A farmer on Prince Edward Island fed his cows seaweed and noticed that they produced more milk and had better pregnancy success. A study of his cows found that they also reduced methane emissions by about 18 percent, ...

Reasons to be Cheerful

Hannah Wallace

26 November 2020

Quapaw, Oklahoma, United States

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The Quapaw tribe runs the Downstream Casino Resort in Oklahoma where they combine Indigenous food and farming knowledge with modern hotel operations. They have seven greenhouses and two gardens with 20 varieties of ve...

Atlas Obscura

Chris Malloy

24 November 2020

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Nigerian Dwarf goats can be a viable livestock option for people who want to engage in urban farming. Cities across the United States — like Phoenix, Austin, Pittsburgh, and San Diego — are making it easier to keep go...

South Dakota News Watch

Mark Andersen

24 November 2020

South Dakota, United States

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A band of farmers in South Dakota are reviving “heritage turkeys,” an ancient breed of turkeys that went nearly extinct in the 1990s. There can be a learning curve and upfront costs when working with heritage turkeys,...

Ensia

Michael Standaert

5 November 2020

Shebu, Guangdong, China

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In order to get a handle on the spread of COVID-19, and to prevent future zoonotic disease outbreaks, China introduced temporary regulations banning commercial breeding of wildlife for meat consumption. These have hit...

Science Magazine

Max G. Levy

20 October 2020

Melbourne, Australia

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Those wacky waving inflatable tube men normally seen outside car dealerships may also have a dual purpose: stopping wild dingoes from killing livestock. Inspired by a similar attempt in Oregon, scientists tested the a...

NPR

Lulu Garcia-Navarro

23 August 2020

Botswana

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As a way to prevent livestock from being attacked by predators and to decrease conflict between farmers and big cats, a pair of conservation biologists painted eyes on the backsides of cattle to fool carnivores during...

The Guardian

Lynne Curry

19 August 2020

Oregon, United States

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An unlikely partnership between ranchers and conservationists is working together to protect grassland biodiversity on the Zumwalt Prairie Preserve in Oregon. The Nature Conservancy has cultivated relationships with l...

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Virginia Gewin

Carlton Ward Jr.

11 August 2020

Florida, United States

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Ranchers and conservationists in Florida are working together to lobby for policies that preserve their farmland, protect wildlife species, and conserve water instead of turning it over to be developed. The Sunshine S...

Montana Free Press

Johnathan Hettinger

14 May 2020

Montana, United States

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Farmers and ranchers across Montana are finding ways to share their products locally during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has seen livestock prices fall and food banks face higher demand. While some agricultural produc...

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