Agronomy enrollment at Iowa State has more than tripled since 2006, when there was just one student who identified as other than white. Today, 23 students do.
The largest of the fires spread from the Oklahoma Panhandle into southwest Kansas, and has consumed more than 800,000 acres of prime grassland.
New research identifies the Corn Belt as the region where climate change could have the biggest impact on overall farm productivity.
In Trump’s Cabinet, oil-rich states like Texas and Oklahoma are well represented, making some in the Corn Belt worry about the future of corn-based ethanol.
Despite Kansas’s place as a prime farm state, just a tiny fraction of the produce consumed there is produced locally. That represents opportunity for farmers.
Trump on his own can’t repeal the rule. The executive order directs the new EPA administrator to revise it, which could take years.
Student loans in the U.S. have run grads into $1 trillion of debt. For young people trying to start their own farm, student debt can put their dreams on hold.
With both houses of Congress and the White House in Republican hands, it is unclear how lawmakers plan to shape a new bill.
Researchers can differentiate harmless strains of E. coli, which are naturally present in most warm-blooded animals, from the nasty Shiga toxin-producing kind.
For the students at Fort Morgan High School, refugee resettlement and the lagging rural economy aren’t abstract political ideas. They’re living it.
You could start seeing more standardized food labels by summer 2018, the soft deadline trade groups told members to aim for in adopting the new language.
When Keystone XL was last up for approval, Jeanne Crumly and a group of other local landowners sued to block TransCanada from seizing land by eminent domain.
Undocumented immigrants make up a significant portion of the country’s agricultural workforce. A crackdown on immigrant workers could put farms at-risk.
The check-off is a network of 45 state-based boards and councils that collects the money to promote the beef industry.
Implementation of the rules has been pushed back thanks to President Donald Trump’s “regulatory freeze.”
The price of foundational crops like corn and wheat have slipped dramatically in recent years, leaving many farmers struggling to break even.
Increasing demand for upscale, local foods has created a market for on-farm cheesemakers. Profit is not guaranteed and the up-front investment is significant.
Winter cover crops have been used by farmers for centuries, but over the last decade or so they have once again started to become more popular.
Dairy farmers say milk comes only from a mammal, which is backed up by the FDA. Plant-based milk companies say foods amount to much more than legal definitions.
The big question for the biotech industry: once consumers know how these apples are created, whether they will care.