The federal “beef checkoff” mandates a $1 payment every time a head of cattle is sold. Opponents have fought the checkoff all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Farmers who switch from Roundup to Enlist will be nearly doubling the amount of chemicals they pour on their land.
Oogie McGuire sends and receives sheep from across the U.S., one way to ensure that her flock and others are getting new blood.
Many food companies are seeking certification that their products don’t have any genetically modified ingredients, and not just brands in the health food aisle.
After studying 64 test plots of soybeans, the EPA did not see a significant difference in yields between plants treated with neonics and those without.
The thought of moving somewhere with lots of available water and open spaces gets the attention of dairy farmers like Marty DeHoog.
Brian Azevedo’s is one of the dairymen making a move from California to the Midwest for what he hopes will be greener pastures.
In their simple farm clothes, it can be easy to forget the women are nuns - save for the fact they still wear the familiar fitted white coif.
Vilsack is widely credited with rallying the support that ultimately made the 2014 farm bill one of the few major bipartisan successes in this Congress.
Drought caused ranchers to cull herds, pushing up prices for cattle. Higher prices give ranchers incentive to raise more calves and creates a grassland rush.
According to the National Agricultural Aviation Association, 18 to 20 percent of commercial cropland receives some sort of aerial application.
Even while the total number of farmers is dropping nationwide, women are taking up a larger piece of the pie.
In bad years, higher premiums and higher payouts cost taxpayers more. When prices are lower and premiums are lower, the public is not out as much.
Country of Origin Labeling rules require meat labels to list where animals were born, raised and slaughtered.
With corn selling for nearly half of what it did in 2012, grain farmers are in the midst of a downturn and it’s hitting beginning farmers hardest.
Voters in Colorado resoundingly rejected the labeling of foods that contain the derivatives of genetically modified – or GMO – crops.
When the vault first came to the public’s attention, Cary Fowler says the apocalyptic structure was enticing to writers, far more than a frozen gene depository.
Some sheep ranchers have taken advantage of the local food movement to sell wool to customers at farmers markets.
The children of Latino immigrants may be uniquely qualified to lead the future of the Midwest’s agricultural economy.
Farming is already more ethnically diverse than it was even a decade ago and immigrants of all stripes are working the land.