Record high temperatures and rainfall last year caused unusually large leaks in a global backup system meant to protect against climate change.
Some 55 percent of families with kids on SNAP have jobs — they just don't earn enough to live on.
Pantries in southwest Virginia will take whatever they can get to stock bare shelves. Some also offer help with health care and job training.
The Trump administration wants to cut both food aid to the poor and subsidies for the nation's farmers.
While it’s difficult to pin a dollar figure on how NAFTA has directly affected farmers and ranchers in the U.S., it has opened up markets for certain products.
An outbreak of botulism caused by nacho cheese sauce from a gas station has hospitalized nine people and killed one man in northern California.
Even more disconcerting is news that Japan has pitched the idea of a mini-TPP, which would exclude the U.S. and lower tariffs among competitors.
As the ranks of backyard chicken enthusiasts grows across North America, municipalities are wrestling with ways to keep it safe and legal.
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.
In his new book, Michael Ruhlman explores how and why Americans have changed from corner-store customers to insatiable consumers of every edible product.
Government statistics show a big increase in the number of foreign guest workers approved to work on American farms this year.
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.
A local food movement is taking root in Puerto Rico. Hopeful farmers are leasing long-abandoned land, but why was the land abandoned in the first place?
The U.S. has given the green light for China to send cooked poultry to America. It's part of a trade deal that opens China's huge market to U.S. beef producers.
The Trump White House proposed a 21 percent cut to USDA’s discretionary funding, and rural advocates are worried.
In the 1900s, nutritionists and dairy producers helped convince Americans that cow's milk was nature's perfect food. But the science and tastes have changed.
The former first lady got fired up talking about the issues she championed during her eight years in the White House.
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.
Former President Barack Obama called for big changes in agriculture and food policy to help curb climate change during a sustainability summit in Milan, Italy.