Planting cover crops and spoon-feeding fertilizer are two ways to cut agriculture’s contribution to nitrates in water, but not enough farmers are buying in yet.
The prospect of fewer, larger companies controlling so much of the basic food supply is giving some farmers and anti-trust advocates heartburn.
Supporters and opponents of several proposed mergers among agricultural seed and chemical companies are making their case to lawmakers in Washington.
Crop farms and livestock operations are the biggest contributors to nutrient problems in the Gulf of Mexico
Organic animal welfare standards are expected to be finalized by year's end. It could clear up some questions for consumers but leave division behind the plate.
There are several reasons why getting a start in commercial hop growing can be daunting, from expensive start-up costs to intensive labor demands.
Researchers are looking at ways to combat pests by introducing predatory bugs, but there is danger in introducing a new species to an ecosystem.
Oats are a popular cover crop. Typically they're killed when it’s time to plant the cash crop. Giving oats a full season would offer farmers a product to sell.
The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee plans to examine proposed mergers among agricultural chemical and seed companies in a September hearing.
Commercial kitchen space can be hard to come by and expensive to build. One tech startup is trying to fix that, using concepts from the sharing economy.
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack is the only remaining member of President Obama’s original cabinet, and has been at the helm of USDA since 2009.
While the dilapidated barn might be a nuisance for farmers, reclaimed barn wood is a hot decorating trend from Manhattan to Manhattan Beach
Increasingly, water in Colorado is more valuable coming out of lawn sprinklers and bathroom faucets than growing sugar beets.
Kansas Water Office is teaming with farmers to demonstrate that new irrigation methods can reduce the demand on the Ogallala Aquifer without sacrificing yields.
Colorado’s Insectary began in response to a peach pest called oriental fruit moth that devastated the local crop in the 1930’s and 1940’s.
The tradition of sons returning home to take over the farm remains a strong one. Gradually, though, women are starting to notice some changes.
Rural towns like Brookfield, Missouri are trying to sell businesses on their assets, including a ready workforce, central location and affordable land.
There may be limitations to the benefits of urban agriculture.
Colorado's "Insectary" is developing insects that will combat pests, without the aid of chemicals.
We take you inside a "silly animal contest" in Colorado, where chicken owners hope their bird is crowned Prettiest Chicken.