Farm Archives - Modern Farmer
Nature Can’t Run Without Parasites. What Happens When They Start to Disappear?

When Chelsea Wood was a child, she would often collect Periwinkle snails on the shores... (more)

Jesse Nichols, Grist
May 9, 2024
Advice and Resources for Getting Out of Factory Farming

In part one and part two of our series on transitioning out of factory farming,... (more)

Lena Beck
May 7, 2024
They Once Worked in Factory Farming. Not Anymore.

When Paula and Dale Boles took over Dale’s father’s farmland in North Carolina, they thought... (more)

Lena Beck
May 7, 2024
Exiting the Factory Farm

When Tanner Faaborg was growing up in Iowa, his family was fairly self-sufficient. But his... (more)

Lena Beck
May 7, 2024
Are Flooded Fields and Orchards the Answer to California’s Groundwater Shortage?

It’s a good water year in California. As of early April, the snowpack in the... (more)

Jennifer Cole
May 2, 2024
Mexico’s Floating Gardens Are an Ancient Wonder of Sustainable Farming

Standing amid rows of juicy, lime green lettuce and chunky florets of broccoli, Jose Paiz... (more)

Peter Yeung, Reasons to be Cheerful
April 30, 2024
How are Tree Fruit Farmers Adapting to a Changing Climate?

“A lot of the Michigan growers have told us we probably couldn’t have picked a... (more)

Hollie Stephens
April 23, 2024
Meet the South Carolina Farmers Following Gullah Agricultural Traditions

Just off the coast of South Carolina sits St. Helena Island, a 64-square-mile stretch of... (more)

Caroline Eubanks
April 19, 2024
Agriculture Threatens Bats. These Farmers Want to be Part of a Solution.

Bats are a captivating bunch, flying hundreds of miles, pinpointing prey with sonar and leading... (more)

Ruscena Wiederholt
April 17, 2024