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.
As the pork industry becomes more concentrated, small and mid-sized producers are forced to either get bigger, get out, or get into a niche market.
The strain of avian flu is thought to spread mostly through contact with infected wild birds.
For U.S. soybean producers, the deal could mean no longer paying tariffs as high as 20 percent in countries like Japan.
Some have complained that the government pays farmers not to farm. It’s actually a complicated program sought by sustainable agriculture advocates.
These country of origin labels, as they are known, are part of an ongoing international trade dispute that has swept up Midwest ranchers.
Missouri is the second state to add the right to farm to its constitution, behind North Dakota.
Veterans returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan are more likely to be unemployed than both civilians and veterans of other wars.
Crop insurance, which is heavily subsidized with public money, is meant to function as the main farm support program.
While some farmers see drones as a way to help their bottom line, others see them as a potential invasion of privacy.
Despite health warnings, some states have proposed legalizing raw milk sales in order to impose strict regulations on the risky - and growing - market.
Finding workers to don coveralls, muck boots and endure the occasional splash of manure, or spritz of urine is not as simple as putting an ad in the newspaper.