A single Amish farmer may not be able to hire a driver to ship products to a local restaurant. But by banding together, the economics may start to make sense.
In 2005, USDA researcher Dana Blumenthal set out to document what effect climate change will have on large swathes of grassland.
In Commodity Challenge, you have fake bushels of grain. You line up a marketing strategy, watch the real markets and then see what your decisions earned you.
The 2012 Census of Agriculture shows the number of farmers under 35 years-old has grown slightly, about 1 percent nationally.
Farmers are using precision information from their fields to prescribe exact doses of everything from seeds to fertilizer. How much data do they want to share?
The dairy industry is more efficient than ever, but ramping up production is costly and often out of reach for some small dairies.
Since the earliest farm supports in the 1930s, the link between those who grow food and those who need it has been part of federal agriculture policy.
The price of corn expected to free fall this year, which has many farmers considering the cost of renting and planting this season.
Colorado’s marijuana regulators, essentially, have to create a new state-run food safety system to ensure that the now-legal THC-infused foods are safe.
Diverting acres away from a major commodity to an un-tested crop is risky, but sometimes farmers can reap the benefits of innovation.
A virus that kills piglets is ripping through farms around the country. Midwest pork producers are doing everything they can to fight it off.
A new wheat variety may have cracked the code to marry the fluffiness of white bread with whole grain nutrition.
Some retailers are capitalizing on the consumer demand for foods produced in environmentally friendly ways.
Retail prices for choice cuts of beef are up 8 percent over the past year, but a rise in the nation's cattle numbers could mean relief for consumers.
With rootworms building resistance to GM corn that makes its own pesticide, seed companies are working on new crops that target the insects’ genes.
A new model for suburban development is springing up across the country that taps into the local food movement.
Some microbiologists are focused on how to harness the good things microbes can do, with the goal of increasing farmers’ yields.
As farmers across the Midwest have plowed up grassland to grow more corn and soybeans, habitat for grassland birds has become increasingly scarce.
Funding the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program isn’t just an urban concern. Families living amid fertile farmland increasingly rely on SNAP benefits.
Due to increased competition amongst hog farmers, indoor confined animal feeding operations are growing, even in the most environmentally sensitive areas.