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.
The Trump White House proposed a 21 percent cut to USDA’s discretionary funding, and rural advocates are worried.
The business of helping people prepare to survive the next big calamity has changed substantially in the age of President Donald Trump.
S.A.V.E. Farm stands for Service member Agricultural Vocation Education. It offers veterans the opportunity to learn the business of farming.
Conflicting interpretations of scientific research have led various authorities to issue different levels of concern over pesticide use.
Harvest Public Media’s Peggy Lowe sat down with the Secretary of Agriculture to talk about Trump Administration’s priorities for our food system.
Immigrants choose to go through the naturalization process for many reasons, including gaining the right to vote and to rest easy about immigration status.
Ag Secretary Perdue says he’s hired a labor lawyer to help design the program that can help keep undocumented workers here, but remove criminals.