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.
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?
Immigrants choose to go through the naturalization process for many reasons, including gaining the right to vote and to rest easy about immigration status.
The study measures the difference in number and occurrence of field working days the climate becomes more volatile to agriculture.
Advocates of grass-grazing cattle say it's better for the environment and the animals. But there's another upside: Grass-fed meat and dairy fetch a premium.
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.