Farmers use nearly 900 million pounds of pesticides every year. Sometimes those chemicals drift to neighboring property, which can ruin crops on organic farms.
Huge companies and start-ups alike are investing in technology designed to support and improve agriculture and, in the process, they’re creating new jobs.
Farmers fighting herbicide-resistant weeds will likely look to spray more chemicals. Researchers are trying to determine which herbicides could cause cancer.
Many farmers rely on a stable supply of migrant laborers to return year after year. That’s an incentive to provide safe housing.
Hotels are made for solitary bees that don't swarm or have a hive. Researchers hope they will preserve bee habitat and allow for research on population decline.
This season's storms aren't a fluke. They're one consequence of a century long pattern in which the Midwest has gotten as much as two degrees warmer.
JBS is a powerhouse in meat. The Brazilian multinational is the largest global producer of beef, chicken and lamb, and number three in pork.
The nation’s flock of egg-laying hens is at its smallest since 2004 thanks to the massive outbreak of avian influenza this spring.
Some cultures claim orchid cactus stem extract works as a cough suppressant, while others cook the petals into a soup that’s assumed to be an aphrodisiac.
Grow Well Missouri passes out seeds and starter plants at area food pantries so locals can grow their own food.
Researchers found that the virus was spread up to a half-mile during two windy days that “appeared to be related to clusters of outbreaks 5 to 7 days later."
The parts of the federal government that regulate agricultural pesticide use want nothing to do with legalized marijuana.
According to the National Safety Council, 1 out of every 10 agriculture injuries results in amputation.
Whether a label says it’s low in fat, produced without hormones, or a good source of protein is largely governed by consumer demand and corporate profit.
A class at Iowa State University encourages students to invent a new food product and demonstrate how they would take it to the marketplace.
Finding enough farmers is a challenge for chefs who want to go local, but the infrastructure is growing and more restaurants are overcoming those barriers.
Elite-cattle breeders and commercial beef and dairy producers use embryo transfer to reproduce dozens of calves a year from their genetically superior heifers.
Things were different fifty-years-ago when fruit and vegetable production was a larger part of Midwest farming. Now it’s all about corn and soybeans.
Before the mid-1980s there were no farms in this country offering CSAs. Now there are upwards of 5,000.
Healthy dung beetle populations can make a cow pie disappear in a matter of hours, but dung beetle populations have been declining for decades.