The budget would make cuts to the crop insurance system, allocate more funds for agricultural research and fund a summer program to provides free meals to kids.
Researchers explain that moving bee hives across long distances, as is common in the U.S. to pollinate crops, speeds up the process of disease spread.
Like nearly everything in agriculture, the increase in milk production doesn’t come without a few trade-offs.
USDA has had success cutting the proportion of whole chickens found with salmonella. Now it’s focusing on cut-up chicken parts and ground chicken and turkey.
Circle C Market serves the village of Cody, Nebraska. During the school day, local students perform tasks at the store as part of their classwork.
Researchers have developed a new breed of pig that is resistant to an incurable disease that plagues hogs barns, Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture actually pays farmers to convert highly erodible land back to native vegetation with the Conservation Reserve Program.
While many presidential campaigns have published platforms that touch on food and agriculture issues, they’re not often among talking points on the stump.
You don’t often see orange trees in Nebraska, but Russ Finch says growing citrus was a way of showing that his geothermal greenhouse could work.
Although this outbreak is so far relatively small, it is a concern because of last year’s devastating avian flu outbreak in the upper Midwest.
Our modern food system gobbles up around 10-15 percent of our total energy pie. Much of it goes to the approximate 30,000 food processing plants in the U.S.
The inflated dollar makes it difficult to trade U.S. goods on the world market and farmers are responding.
Food production consumes about a fifth of the U.S. energy supply. Some farmers are trying to cut back on the coal and gas used to grow our food.
A site dedicated to leasing and using farm equipment is making available expensive machinery during the times producers need it most.
TPP would make it harder for countries to prevent GMOs from entering their markets if they’re already approved in the U.S.
Nebraska irrigates more farmland than any state and a lot of that water is pumped from underground. A new program may help both farmers and endangered species.
Seed companies have poured billions into biotech soybeans and corn that raises more grain with less water. Now, there’s a push to grow wheat research.
Another outbreak of bird flu in the Midwest remains likely, even if farms and public health systems are more prepared to deal with it.
One expert says current technologies could transform organic waste into enough natural gas to replace half the diesel fuel used in the US transportation sector.
Three of the world’s largest facilities are scheduled to come on stream in the next year to produce a variety of nitrogen products.