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.
USDA officials say little risk exists of the disease hitching a ride to the U.S. on packages of meat, but many U.S. ranchers are still wringing their hands.
The European Union has clamped down on an anti-browning chemical, effectively banning the import of apples and pears from the U.S. and Canada.
What "organic" means to the USDA and what it means to consumers may be two different things.
Vermont is in striking distance to pass the country's first law to require labels on GMO foods – and they're already bracing for lawsuits.
A new report from Feeding American says 16 percent of people in Indiana are food insecure.
The cost of limes is skyrocketing, making them harder to get at local bars and restaurants.
California is suffering the worst drought in decades, and the repercussions are being felt nationwide.
Oliver Winery should have enough inventory to meet demand this year, but it is still determining how much wine it will be able to make for future years.
A carp fishing industry is springing up along carp-infested U.S. waters and processors are exporting the U.S. problem fish to Chinese diners.
Millennials hold a significant amount of buying power, which can make or break fast food restaurants.
The Fish and Wildlife Service has been threatening to step in and protect the lesser prairie chicken for years, a sour prospect for farmers and ranchers.
Ecologists in Nebraska are trying to find out what the Great Plains looked like when homesteaders settled there in the 19th century.
Growers across the country are heading indoors, using greenhouses and hydroponics. Vertical farming takes that to a new level.