The April issue of J. Exp. Bot is a special issue on Legumes. The Editorial introduction, by Considine et al. (10.1093/jxb/erx099) observes that grain legumes “will form a cornerstone of future food and nutritional security and a global web of biodiversity.” Issue articles span topics including genomics resources and breeding tools, climate resiliency, interactions with soil microbes, and the potential for orphan or ancient crops to support food security. There is also a special Insight article by Stoddard, “Climate change can affect crop pollination in unexpected ways” that addresses how higher temperature affects pollinators and pollination. J. Exp. Bot.