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Farmers in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin to get Support for Planting Tree Crops

MADISON, WI, February 20, 2020: This week, $250,000 was awarded to the Savanna Institute, who will in turn provide support to participating farmers to plant tree crops on their land in a system called “alley cropping", thanks to funding made available by The Nature Conservancy’s Natural Climate Solutions Accelerator Program and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

Hazelnuts, A New Crop for the Midwest, also Addresses Climate Change

MADISON, WI, October 10, 2019: The hazelnut industry is positioned to become an important growth sector in the Midwest agricultural economy as well as a significant part of the solution to reducing US CO2 emissions, according to a report just released by the Savanna Institute.


Savanna Institute Receives Major Grant to Create Agroforestry Demonstration Farms in Illinois

MADISON, WI, September 24, 2019: More than 23% of all Midwestern corn and soy cropland could make more money if converted to agroforestry, researchers at the Savanna Institute have found.



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