FERN’s Friday Feed: The Arizona water fight

Welcome to FERN’s Friday Feed (#FFF), where we share the stories from this week that made us stop and think. It’s farmers v. condos as temperatures rise and water recedes FERN and National Geographic Arizona’s farmers are facing a water crisis as the state diverts scarce Colorado River resources to booming population centers, reports Stephen… » Read More

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