The federal government would cover half the cost of river construction while the rest of the money would come from a tax on the diesel fuel used by barges.
Farmers markets continue to grow. Community gardens are now mainstream. The next extension of that is to actually get onto a working farm and participate.
While the conversation about hemp in the U.S. currently focuses on legal issues, our neighbor to the north anxiously waits to talk business.
With signals from Congress and the federal government, it may not be long before some of America’s amber waves of grain get a little greener.
Farmers have used insecticides on their crops for decades, so many farmers are skeptical that these seed coatings are now killing bees.
Miscanthus is a tall, stalky grass native to Southeast Asia. Researchers want to blend miscanthus with existing fuel sources.
From the launch of the local food effort, producers have worked alongside buyers to push for a system that integrates local food into everyday life.
Local food sales numbers are hard to come by, but direct-to-consumer sales accounted for just 0.8 percent of food agricultural sales in 2007.
Increasingly, farm businesses are starting as operations intended to provide produce for schools and other institutional markets in the local area.
Starting an aquaponics operation requires a large investment in equipment – fish tanks, greenhouses, climate-control equipment and the like.
USDA officials say little risk exists of the disease hitching a ride to the U.S. on packages of meat, but many U.S. ranchers are still wringing their hands.
A carp fishing industry is springing up along carp-infested U.S. waters and processors are exporting the U.S. problem fish to Chinese diners.
The Fish and Wildlife Service has been threatening to step in and protect the lesser prairie chicken for years, a sour prospect for farmers and ranchers.
Ecologists in Nebraska are trying to find out what the Great Plains looked like when homesteaders settled there in the 19th century.
Growers across the country are heading indoors, using greenhouses and hydroponics. Vertical farming takes that to a new level.
Those involved with FFA tout the record enrollment as a testament to the organization’s nimbleness in the face of an increasingly urbanized society.
Unmanned aerial vehicles aren’t just for spies or for the battlefield. Farmers all over the country think drones can give them a leg up, too.
Colorado farmers that depend on water are scrambling to repair flood-damaged irrigation networks in time for the crucial spring planting season.
Should a toxin be injected somewhere along the supply chain for liquids like orange juice or milk, experts believe it could have devastating consequences.
Experts suspect that the reason the U.S. has avoided a large-scale attack on food is that it doesn’t carry the same weight as a suicide bomb or shooting.