Tag: agriculture

Conservation Reserve Losses

A lot of people that aren’t aggie nerds like me have never heard of NRCS, or the conservation reserve programs. Until the New York Times covered them, anyway: Thousands of farmers are taking their fields […]

Biofuels article in Nature

This week’s Nature had a great editorial about biofuels: Kill King Corn. It says much of what I’ve complained about earlier–namely, that replacing petroleum with corn-based ethanol is not terribly efficient, or environmentally friendly. “As […]