The time-honored tradition of crossbreeding plants to get the best traits is no longer the primary way science is done. Now, we harness the power of Big Data.
Farmers have a chance to prevent a newly-arrived threat from becoming a permanent fixture. It’s an aggressive weed that’s been devastating crops in the Midwest.
The Trump White House proposed a 21 percent cut to USDA’s discretionary funding, and rural advocates are worried.
The business of helping people prepare to survive the next big calamity has changed substantially in the age of President Donald Trump.
S.A.V.E. Farm stands for Service member Agricultural Vocation Education. It offers veterans the opportunity to learn the business of farming.
Conflicting interpretations of scientific research have led various authorities to issue different levels of concern over pesticide use.
Harvest Public Media’s Peggy Lowe sat down with the Secretary of Agriculture to talk about Trump Administration’s priorities for our food system.
Immigrants choose to go through the naturalization process for many reasons, including gaining the right to vote and to rest easy about immigration status.
Ag Secretary Perdue says he’s hired a labor lawyer to help design the program that can help keep undocumented workers here, but remove criminals.
Residents of Pretty Prairie, Kansas are concerned about how federal budget cuts might affect their ability to pay for a new water treatment system.
The USDA set aside $6 million in aid to help farmers and ranchers affected by the fires.
An investigation found that the more than 500,000 slaughterhouse and meat processing plant workers have some of the most dangerous factory jobs in America.
Farmers fixing their own equipment would be an obvious blow to the business of tractor dealers who have cornered the market on repair.
Perdue earned a doctorate in veterinary medicine and has had a long career operating family agribusiness and transportation companies.
Two years after a devastating bird flu outbreak in the Midwest, many farmers here say they now have a better idea of how to keep bird flu at bay.
With a declining farm economy and trade with vital global markets in disarray, Sonny Perdue confronts an agriculture industry in search of stability.
The names Wallace and Garst loom large in the modern history of farming. Some descendants of these agriculture titans are trying to leave a different legacy.
Tom Vilsack is particularly troubled by the proposed elimination of a program that gives grant money to small towns to upgrade water treatment facilities.
Fewer farmers are responding to USDA surveys, which could throw off data, leaving farmers to fend for themselves when making choices for their businesses.
With the prospect of the deal being re-worked or scrapped, some farmers are wondering why the President wants to mess with what they perceive as a good thing.