FERN’s Friday Feed: Where’s Betsy?

Welcome to FERN’s Friday Feed (#FFF), where we share the stories from this week that made us stop and think. The ballad of Betsy, runaway cow The California Sunday Magazine In the summer of 2018, Betsy, a thousand-pound black-haired Scottish Highland cross, escaped from a junior rodeo event in Alaska. Her owner, Frank Koloski, has… » Read More

FERN needs your help.

Dear Friends, I just wanted to follow up on Sam’s Editor’s Note from yesterday. We at FERN recognize the essential threat that climate change represents. And we further believe that at this time of climate crisis, in-depth and investigative reporting on food and agriculture becomes ever more essential. FERN’s climate change and agriculture reporting initiative, which Sam described,… » Read More

FERN’s Friday Feed: Down on the smart farm

Welcome to FERN’s Friday Feed (#FFF), where we share the stories from this week that made us stop and think. Green Acres meets The Jetsons FERN and EatingWell In FERN’s latest story, Michael Behar takes a close look at precision agriculture — cutting-edge tools like drones, satellite imagery and artificial intelligence that help farmers keep… » Read More