Finding enough farmers is a challenge for chefs who want to go local, but the infrastructure is growing and more restaurants are overcoming those barriers.
Elite-cattle breeders and commercial beef and dairy producers use embryo transfer to reproduce dozens of calves a year from their genetically superior heifers.
Things were different fifty-years-ago when fruit and vegetable production was a larger part of Midwest farming. Now it’s all about corn and soybeans.
Before the mid-1980s there were no farms in this country offering CSAs. Now there are upwards of 5,000.
Healthy dung beetle populations can make a cow pie disappear in a matter of hours, but dung beetle populations have been declining for decades.
Beyond containing the virus, there’s another huge challenge: disposing of all the dead birds.
Journalist Michael Moss argues food companies have been deliberately bumping up the salt, sugar and fat levels in processed foods to get us hooked.
The average American eats roughly a half-pound of lamb per year. That number has been dropping for decades.
A farmer wants to burn in Goldilocks conditions – everything needs to be juuust right.
The real problem, say some farmers and federal officials, is that the American and Chinese regulators don’t approve new technologies at the same time.
An E. coli vaccine has been on the market for years that could reduce the risk of getting sick. It’s a vaccine for cows, but not many cows are getting it.
The government’s current definition of a farmer includes owning land or equipment, and doing at least 1,000 hours of manual labor a year.
In 2014, Cuba imported more than $2 billion worth of food products – much of which is bought in bulk from countries in Asia or South America.
There’s been an unexpected push recently to create hyper-dense farms in the land of wide open spaces, Wyoming.
Doctors and researchers want to understand more about why cancer is more likely to be fatal for rural residents than most city residents.
Studies done before the ACA’s enactment found that farmers were among the groups least likely to have health insurance.
A Kansas congressman reintroduced a bill last week outlawing state GMO labeling laws, an effort critics promptly called "Monsanto's dream bill."
Here are five things you should know about the World Health Organization saying Roundup could cause cancer.
Altogether, 15 federal agencies play a role in food safety, from the EPA to the Centers for Disease Control.
Checkoffs have been the subject of Supreme Court cases, where farmers have argued that a mandatory payment for advertising infringes on free speech.