Reporter Roundtable: Agriculture and the environment
Today, we discussed two aspects of an industry that covers much of Illinois: farming. We dove into why the number of Black farm owners and operators has been plummeting in Illinois and around the country since the 1920s. Plus how a warming climate is changing how we farm and the effect of biofuels on the environment.
The 21st was joined by three reporters from Illinois Newsroom, Investigate Midwest, and St. Louis Public Radio.
Amanda Pérez Pintado
Reporter, St. Louis Public Radio | Ph.D. ecologist
“This provides pretty good evidence that the direction that we’ve gone by mandating more corn ethanol production is only making climate change worse."— Dana Cronin (@DanaHCronin) February 17, 2022
My latest for @HarvestPM @ILPublicMedia:https://t.co/YieDYGfKui
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