Dicamba is suspected in the damage of tens of thousands of farm acres primarily in Arkansas, but also in southeast Missouri and in neighboring states.
Wildfires can be started by neglected campfires or cigarette butts. They can ignite from prescribed burns run amok or launch from lightning strikes.
In small, rural, diverse towns like Denison, Iowa, religious institutions can serve as prominent points of connection between the different communities.
A new technique based on recording buzzing bees hopes to show farmers just how much pollinating the native bee population is doing in their fields.
As each new innovation came to market, farmers who could afford it jumped on board. Those who could not were unable to keep up. And it's still true in Colorado.
Farmers sign multi-million dollar deals to do business with big corporations. It requires a major investment from farmers, who hope the investment will pay off.
A federal jury found seed giant Syngenta negligent when it introduced strains of genetically engineered corn seed that were not approved for import by China.
Intellectual property is often hard to protect, no matter what form it takes. The technology used in our food system, however, presents a unique challenge.
Once merged, the companies plan to then split off into three separate businesses, one of which will be focused on agriculture.
China is set to once again import U.S.-raised beef. To take advantage of the massive new market, the U.S. cattle industry is going to have to make some changes.
Many of USDA’s rural development programs are aimed at creating jobs. That can make a difference in towns where agriculture no longer provides as many jobs.
Rural residents are still 10 percent less likely to have broadband access at home than people in cities, according to data from the Pew Research Center.
Ranchers worry that a move to delay federal rules that would make it easier for them lodge complaints about unfair treatment may spell the end of the new rules.
The counter-culture movement that once agitated the food industry from the periphery has grown much closer to conventional.
The Iowa Legislature decided to defund the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, leaving it to rely on money from its existing endowment and grants.
Farmers may not be able to depend on research conducted by the government to help them adapt to climate change.
While it’s difficult to pin a dollar figure on how NAFTA has directly affected farmers and ranchers in the U.S., it has opened up markets for certain products.
Even more disconcerting is news that Japan has pitched the idea of a mini-TPP, which would exclude the U.S. and lower tariffs among competitors.
The time-honored tradition of crossbreeding plants to get the best traits is no longer the primary way science is done. Now, we harness the power of Big Data.
Farmers have a chance to prevent a newly-arrived threat from becoming a permanent fixture. It’s an aggressive weed that’s been devastating crops in the Midwest.