A new study supports planting perennial grasses on current cropland as a way to reduce nutrient loss from farm fields.
Many food companies began labeling food that has genetically-modified ingredients in anticipation of a Vermont law that kicked in July 1.
The last time government agencies updated biotech regulations was 1992. Today a wave of new discoveries is breaking out of the old regulatory framework.
The bill outlaws states’ efforts to labels foods made with genetically-modified organisms and instead gives companies more leeway in disclosing GMOs.
Consumers may view GMO disclosure labels much like surgeon general’s warnings on cigarette packages, despite a recent study showing GMO crops are safe to eat.
Market-based conservation contends that we create demand for an animal and work to keep its population robust so we can then eat it, as with the American bison.
While touring JBS Marshalltown Pork Plant, reporters were forbidden from taking photos, making audio recordings or quoting the company without permission.
Aronia is the modern name for the native black chokeberry and it’s billed as a “superfood." A growing cadre of Midwest farmers is trying to get in on the craze.
The new bill would require companies to disclose genetically modified ingredients in foods. Critics dislike that the info does not have to appear on the label.
OSHA is trying to learn more about injuries as they happen. The agency set a rule in 2015 that requires companies to report serious injuries within 24 hours.
Workers at meat processing plants describe punishing rates of production, leaving them with a lifetime of pain and physical problems.
The worry is that this resistance will spread to bacteria that are also resistant to other drugs, effectively making bacteria immune to antibiotics.
Who is watching out for workers in the meat industry? Some charge government fines for safety problems are “embarrassingly low.”
To manage overpopulation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service relaxed hunting regulations on geese in 1999. Some farmers have opened up their property to hunters.
The futures market helps both producers and users of a major commodity, such as corn, defend themselves against major prices changes.
Cuba is an important ally for the U.S. on some hot-button international agriculture issues, such as food safety and animal health regulations, Vilsack said.
Though large-scale production of corn and soybeans can seem to be the primary crop interests at Iowa State University, the organic farm is wholly embraced.
Farmers managing the sophisticated businesses that Midwest crop farms have become are spending more time considering business school basics.
Milkweed is the literal lifeblood for the monarch caterpillars, serving as the insect’s sole food source early in their life cycle.
Liz Carlisle's "Lentil Underground" tells the story of the changing ag landscape in Montana, but the lessons are applicable to farmers and consumers everywhere.