Rotational complexity across US counties is currently insufficient to observe yield gains in major crops

Landscape complexity promotes ecosystem services and agricultural productivity, and often encompasses aspects of compositional or configurational land cover diversity across space. However, a key agricultural diversification practice, crop rotation, …

The State of US Farm Operator Livelihoods

In nine of the last 10 years, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has reported that the average funds generated on-farm for farm operators to meet living expenses and debt obligations have been negative. This paper pieces together …

Rural Livelihoods

What are barriers and bridges to thriving rural livelihoods?