New satellite images reveal that few Midwestern farmers are planting cover crops. In Maryland, though, farmers are doing it, thanks to hefty subsidies.
Trump’s nominee for agriculture secretary, former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue, has pledged to sever business ties amid ongoing delays in his confirmation.
Agronomy enrollment at Iowa State has more than tripled since 2006, when there was just one student who identified as other than white. Today, 23 students do.
Mississippian American Indian culture rose to power by farming corn. New evidence suggests dramatic change in climate might have led to its collapse in 1300s.
Faced with water shortages, one Indian state is re-introducing drought tolerant millets to people's diets.
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.
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.
Farmers have to follow organic rules for three years before they can sell their food as certified organic.
Young farmers are necessary to sustain the agricultural economy in the state, but they face a difficult farming environment.
Corporation-owned farms do exist, the USDA notes, but they’re far out-produced and outnumbered by the country’s family farms.
The U.S. has issued regulations to protect farmers from mistreatment by big meat companies. But will the rules survive under the Trump administration?
With Donald Trump's victory, farmers are hoping to profit. But most rural Americans aren't farmers. Small towns have their own priorities.
Ants in Fiji farm plants and fertilize them with their poop, and they've been doing this for 3 million years, much longer than humans.
The UN says Hurricane Matthew’s toll on food stores in Haiti has left 800,000 people hungry one month after the storm struck.
It's fair season in Indiana. This means lots of 4-H activities happening around the state -- but they might not be the ones you're picturing.
Rural towns like Brookfield, Missouri are trying to sell businesses on their assets, including a ready workforce, central location and affordable land.
The futures market helps both producers and users of a major commodity, such as corn, defend themselves against major prices changes.
Cuba is an important ally for the U.S. on some hot-button international agriculture issues, such as food safety and animal health regulations, Vilsack said.
Though large-scale production of corn and soybeans can seem to be the primary crop interests at Iowa State University, the organic farm is wholly embraced.
Farmers managing the sophisticated businesses that Midwest crop farms have become are spending more time considering business school basics.