Groups designed for farm women are not just about the social and emotional support. They serve an educational role as well.
The Omaha Biofuels Co-op collects from 25 restaurants around the city but also gathers about 1,000 gallons of fry oil from churches’ seasonal Lenten fish fries.
As more states legalize certain types of cannabis, the industry turns to traditional farmers for help transforming the plant into America's next big cash crop.
The porcine epidemic diarrhea virus found in this country closely matched the version circulating in China, fueling speculation that the virus came from there.
Investment in food and agriculture technology startups reached $4.6 billion in 2015. The leading driver of that growth was investment in drones and robotics.
A few years ago, more than 40 percent of U.S. cotton exports ended up in China. Last year, it was down to 6 percent.
Hundreds of lawsuits against seed company Syngenta could develop into a major class-action, potentially involving almost every corn farmer in the country.
Because the prices for corn and soybeans have dropped, this might be a good time for farmers to look at growing crops that can help soil or protect water.
Congress repealed mandatory labeling on beef and pork late last year, after the U.S. lost a World Trade Organization dispute with Mexico and Canada.
When we think we’re talking about GMOs, are we really talking about them at all? Or do they serve more as a proxy?
Farm debt is projected to pass $372 billion this year. Adjusting for inflation, that’s the most farm debt since the late 1970s.
The latest showdown in the GMO labeling battle is set for Thursday when U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts plans to force a vote on a draft bill in the Senate Ag Committee.
While presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders supports allowing states to require GMO labels, his campaign says he “does not believe that GMOs are necessarily bad.”
We meet 17-year-old Diego, one of the 20,000 unaccompanied minors from Central America who made the journey through Mexico to the U.S. border last year.
Farming has been moving in this direction since World War II. Midsize farms get bigger. They consolidate. The ones that don’t survive close up and sell.
As a major agricultural player, Argentina is a place whose rural problems raise eyebrows in U.S. farm country.
The budget would make cuts to the crop insurance system, allocate more funds for agricultural research and fund a summer program to provides free meals to kids.
Researchers explain that moving bee hives across long distances, as is common in the U.S. to pollinate crops, speeds up the process of disease spread.
Like nearly everything in agriculture, the increase in milk production doesn’t come without a few trade-offs.
USDA has had success cutting the proportion of whole chickens found with salmonella. Now it’s focusing on cut-up chicken parts and ground chicken and turkey.