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.
CRISPR technology deletes segments of an organism’s own genome to engineer the expression of a particular trait.
As farmers put seeds in the ground -- and their confidence in another season -- they know they get just one shot at making their business profitable this year.
What are GMO labels, and what do they tell you? Here are three things you should know, from the reporters at Harvest Public Media.
Free trade agreements open the door to get more American beef, soybeans and rice into other countries at more competitive prices.
Beneficial bacteria can help prevent you (or a cow) from getting sick. If they protect the animals from infection, farmers will need fewer antibiotics.
Federal agencies are changing some of the rules for how antibiotics are used on farms, which is raising questions about when antibiotics are really necessary.
Anaerobic digesters solve a few problems at once -- generate renewable energy, divert food waste from landfills and cut down on harmful emissions.
Ranchers in California decided against adding a state checkoff in 2012. Now, some beef producers are lining up against adding required contributions.
Rivers are unpredictable and they can’t always be contained. That can leave farmers and residents of the floodplain in the midst of a confusing situation.
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?