Alex Robinson, Author at Modern Farmer
Vegetable Seeds Are the New Toilet Paper

Got seeds? Seed sellers across North America have been overwhelmed by skyrocketing demand in recent... (more)

Alex Robinson
April 5, 2020
What a Food Microbiologist Wants You to Know About COVID-19

Food microbiologist Donald Schaffner hasn’t been shy about trying to debunk some of the myths... (more)

Alex Robinson
April 1, 2020
Farmers Brace as State Department Pauses Visa Applications for Mexican Workers

American farmers who depend on seasonal workers are scrambling after the State Department halted new... (more)

Alex Robinson
March 18, 2020
The Rise of Milk Vodka

Fermented dairy drinks have a lengthy history. Ghengis Khan’s army was fueled by fermented mare’s... (more)

Alex Robinson
March 9, 2020
We Now Know What Makes Durian So Stinky

If you’ve ever been to Southeast Asia, you’re likely familiar with the smell of durians.... (more)

Alex Robinson
March 5, 2020
Canadian Farmers Form New Coalition to Fight Climate Change

In Canada, farmers have been hit hard by extreme weather in recent years. Droughts and... (more)

Alex Robinson
February 11, 2020
Corteva Agriscience to Stop Making Chlorpyrifos

Just six months after the Trump administration decided not to ban chlorpyrifos—a pesticide linked to... (more)

Alex Robinson
February 7, 2020
Fecal Dust from Cattle Feedlots is Smothering a Texas Town

Clouds of fecal dust from large cattle feedlots in the western part of the Texas... (more)

Alex Robinson
February 6, 2020
Farm Bankruptcies Spiked to Highest Level in Eight Years

Farm bankruptcies hit an eight-year high in America last year.  Court data released this week... (more)

Alex Robinson
January 31, 2020
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