Nearly one-third of Sidney, NE works at the headquarters of the outdoor retailer Cabela’s. Residents wonder what’s next as Cabela’s merges with a competitor.
Research shows some of America’s most rural areas are particularly at-risk for opioid addiction and abuse, and many expect the problem to only get worse.
Environmentalists argued the EPA should establish maximum levels of nitrogen and phosphorus, and then have a means to penalize states that exceed those amounts.
The largest chunk of sales in 2015 were made to local schools, hospitals and wholesalers.
This is the fourth year Monsanto has hosted fantasy farming competitions. Schools that produce the highest yield and generate the most profit win cash prizes.
Corporation-owned farms do exist, the USDA notes, but they’re far out-produced and outnumbered by the country’s family farms.
A proposal that would jumpstart the chicken business in Nebraska has some residents concerned about the potential impact on the environment.
Some of the country’s largest farm organizations are lobbying the incoming administration to drop rules that would change the production of organic meat.
The merger of the two companies is projected to close by the end of 2017 and is awaiting anti-trust approval.
From 1985 to 2015, 1.3 million gallons of ethanol spilled nationwide. At more than 760,000 gallons, the Midwest accounts for almost 60 percent of this total.
Some organic farmers worry that cheaper produce harvested year-round from hydroponic farms in warehouses will undercut organic prices.
The bill also would have extended eligibility for the WIC program to age 6, bridging a gap that left many low-income families without enough food.
JBS is a giant in the meatpacking industry, churning out beef, pork, chicken, lamb and leather in factories across the country and around the world.
Fin tackles the problem of invasive species by selling high-end Asian carp products while employing some of their community's most vulnerable members.
The CDC had already called carbapenem-resistance an "urgent threat" to human health that is responsible for about 600 deaths a year.
Mad Agriculture takes fly larvae and puts them in bins full of food waste – pulp from a local juice company – and lets them chow down for days.
The vote puts in place a transition plan to remove GMO corn and sugar beets from public land within the next 5 years.
Nationally, hard apple cider has enjoyed of renaissance of sorts over the past few years. Sales growth neared triple-digits just a few years ago.
It typically takes a while for changes in commodity prices to reach consumers but they're reaping the benefits of an improved situation for livestock producers.
Midwest farmers are once again facing low commodity prices. Agronomists can give feedback and advice on where producers can cut costs and maximize profits.