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.
In the absence of equipment for making their own meals from scratch, schools rely on large manufacturers to provide them pre-made.
Researchers in Nebraska are designing a new drone to start fires, which may help protect people while encouraging agricultural productivity.
Oxfam’s report paints the picture of a widespread problem, where basic worker needs are denied in service of producing vast amounts of cheap, processed chicken.
Researchers have measured the acoustics and frequency in cows’ moos to understand the behavior each type of communication is associated with.
Over 2,000 rattlesnakes went through the roundup in Okeene, Oklahoma this year, but none left alive. A buyer purchases the reptiles for their hides and meat.
The School Nutrition Association wants more flexibility in the nutrition rules to keep more kids buying lunch. It appears lawmakers are listening.
Egg prices spiked in the wake of avian flu, but the USDA now expects retail egg prices to fall 9 to 10 percent this year compared to the average 2015 price.
The FDA study is part of a larger government effort to reduce the persistently high rates of the food-borne illness in chicken and turkey.
When a big food company builds a factory, it doesn’t just bring in new industry. Farmers change what they grow, expand their herds and buy new land.