A 50-Year Farm Bill: Perennial Plants and Ecosystem-Based Agriculture

Perennial plants might play a big role in the future of U.S. agriculture and the Farm Bill, ushering us out of the “Age of Monoculture.”

A drive through rural North America can appear eerily sterile in the current Age of Monoculture — feed corn, soybeans, wheat, or cotton as far as the eye can see.