Increasing demand for upscale, local foods has created a market for on-farm cheesemakers. Profit is not guaranteed and the up-front investment is significant.
An enterprise-minded ecologist from England is helping endangered brown-headed spider monkeys in Ecuador by connecting their preservation to high-end chocolate.
Winter cover crops have been used by farmers for centuries, but over the last decade or so they have once again started to become more popular.
Dairy farmers say milk comes only from a mammal, which is backed up by the FDA. Plant-based milk companies say foods amount to much more than legal definitions.
The Agricultural Research Service rescinded its initial directive in an email to employees Tuesday evening.
The directive comes as President Donald Trump begins his term and before his nominee for Agriculture Secretary undergoes U.S. Senate confirmation hearings.
The American Farm Bureau Federation claimed in its analysis that the TPP could have increased U.S. agricultural exports by billions of dollars a year.
Drones are seen by many as part of the next generation of “precision agriculture” tools. Here are five ways drones are already impacting the food system.
If nominated and confirmed, Sonny Perdue will take charge of the USDA, an agency with nearly 100,000 employees and a $150 billion budget.
The USDA expects payments from government safety net programs to reach $12.9 billion for 2016, an increase of nearly 20 percent over the previous year.
Tom Vilsack announced that his first job outside the Cabinet will be heading up a dairy industry trade group that pushes for access to foreign markets.
In 2000, Americans ate about 4 pounds of sweet potatoes per person. Today, it’s nearly double that, at 7.5 pounds per person.
The next Agriculture Secretary will be charged with shepherding a new Farm Bill through Congress. Work on the law is slated to begin almost immediately.
When Cheryl Johnson visits school cafeterias, she sees kids eating more fruits and vegetables, but the amount of food thrown away has not increased.
News of the alleged embezzlement and the attempt by the council to keep it secret gave critics of what’s called the beef check-off program more fodder.
In the past, farmers could buy feed containing antibiotics at a local feed store without consulting a vet. Now, they need to obtain a Veterinary Feed Directive.
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.