At least 28 states have confirmed the presence of Palmer amaranth. And many are struggling with strains resistant to common herbicides.
Chefs learn about everything from keeping bees to butchering chickens to maintaining healthy soil at Chef Camp.
Agritourism is becoming bigger business all over the Midwest, with more than 2,000 farms boasting some kind of agritourism.
For first-timers, the prospect of hopping on the back of a sheep for a wild ride can stir a range of emotions.
One goal of Feed the Future is to help farmers increase yields and production efficiency—and those are lessons the ag schools can share.
Missouri, which housed about 6 percent of the nation’s beef cattle at the start of the drought, lost roughly 8 percent of its herd.
A massive expansion of the Panama Canal to meet the demand of the 21st Century is set to open as soon as early 2015.
The federal government would cover half the cost of river construction while the rest of the money would come from a tax on the diesel fuel used by barges.
Farmers markets continue to grow. Community gardens are now mainstream. The next extension of that is to actually get onto a working farm and participate.
While the conversation about hemp in the U.S. currently focuses on legal issues, our neighbor to the north anxiously waits to talk business.
With signals from Congress and the federal government, it may not be long before some of America’s amber waves of grain get a little greener.
Farmers have used insecticides on their crops for decades, so many farmers are skeptical that these seed coatings are now killing bees.
Miscanthus is a tall, stalky grass native to Southeast Asia. Researchers want to blend miscanthus with existing fuel sources.
From the launch of the local food effort, producers have worked alongside buyers to push for a system that integrates local food into everyday life.
Local food sales numbers are hard to come by, but direct-to-consumer sales accounted for just 0.8 percent of food agricultural sales in 2007.
Increasingly, farm businesses are starting as operations intended to provide produce for schools and other institutional markets in the local area.
Starting an aquaponics operation requires a large investment in equipment – fish tanks, greenhouses, climate-control equipment and the like.
USDA officials say little risk exists of the disease hitching a ride to the U.S. on packages of meat, but many U.S. ranchers are still wringing their hands.
A carp fishing industry is springing up along carp-infested U.S. waters and processors are exporting the U.S. problem fish to Chinese diners.
The Fish and Wildlife Service has been threatening to step in and protect the lesser prairie chicken for years, a sour prospect for farmers and ranchers.