While the conversation about hemp in the U.S. currently focuses on legal issues, our neighbor to the north anxiously waits to talk business.
Drought and disease have driven up the prices of beef, pork and chicken, scoring big profits for meat processing companies.
Multinational banana companies are slowly loosing their grip on the global market as organic and fair trade producers take a bigger bite of the banana pie.
With signals from Congress and the federal government, it may not be long before some of America’s amber waves of grain get a little greener.
Farmers have used insecticides on their crops for decades, so many farmers are skeptical that these seed coatings are now killing bees.
Miscanthus is a tall, stalky grass native to Southeast Asia. Researchers want to blend miscanthus with existing fuel sources.
Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus has killed up to 7 million pigs and could boost the price of pork by 12 percent.
Free meals at Indianapolis schools will begin this fall and are part of the USDA’s Community Eligibility Provision of the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010.
A new Harvard study shows the strongest links yet between neonicotinoid pesticides and mass bee deaths over the last decade.
From the launch of the local food effort, producers have worked alongside buyers to push for a system that integrates local food into everyday life.
Last year's preserves, fire-roasted chicken and coconut cake topped picnic menus at early U.S. Memorial Day celebrations.
Some school districts are complaining of financial losses since healthy school lunch rules went into effect in 2012. House Republicans have proposed a solution.
Eleven people across four states have fallen ill after consuming contaminated beef. The USDA has traced the outbreak to Detroit-based Wolverine Packing Company.
Local food sales numbers are hard to come by, but direct-to-consumer sales accounted for just 0.8 percent of food agricultural sales in 2007.
New research is helping parents learn how to get their kids to overcome their natural reflex to eschew new foods.
Over 23 percent of honeybee colonies died last year, an improvement from nearly 30 percent mortality previously.
Increasingly, farm businesses are starting as operations intended to provide produce for schools and other institutional markets in the local area.
Many people who claim to be lactose intolerant could be struggling with something else found only in milk from European cows.
Starting an aquaponics operation requires a large investment in equipment – fish tanks, greenhouses, climate-control equipment and the like.
Does food taste better if you pay more for it? A study from Cornell University says yes.