In the largest proposed takeover by a Chinese company, pork producer Shuanghui has proposed to buy Smithfield to meet rising Chinese demand.
Senator Joe Donnelly emphasized the importance of passing a long-term farm bill that provides help to the agriculture community while reducing the deficit.
House Speaker Brian Bosma killed a bill that would have tightened restrictions on taking undercover pictures and video of agriculture businesses.
The act, which was inserted into the stopgap budget bill, tells the USDA it can go against court rulings to allow GMO cultivation. But is this a new power?
Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan has paid much attention to small, local farming during her tenure at the USDA.
Sending food aid to developing countries has fed hungry people while building a new market for American products. Sending cash is cheaper.
As of Saturday morning, no resolution had been reached on a new federal Farm Bill. Time is running out.
Hunger affects nearly one billion people worldwide. High food prices are a factor, but what drives food prices?
The drought has dried up pastures and devastated grain crops, increasing demand and a lowering supply of livestock feed.
The worst drought in 25 years has caused the corn and soybean supply to dwindle. Is help on the way?
Thanks to weird summer weather, Chef Daniel Orr has already harvested pumpkins from his garden. He uses one in which to bake a chicken.
Much of Indiana has been in a drought since May, and on this week's Noon Edition, we'll talk about how the low rainfall is impacting your plants.
The House voted to pass their farm bill Thursday, but there's still work ahead to reconcile both the Senate and the House bills before the Sept. 30 deadline.
Agriculture is a big business fueled by big businesses. But farmers themselves still come in many sizes.
The farm bill has made it closer to becoming law. The Senate passed it in a 2-1 vote Thursday, but the bill still has to clear the House.
In his new book "Cheese and Culture," Paul Kindstedt happens to tell the story of human civilization by way of cheese making.
A group of scientists is questioning the company's claims of "more crop per drop."
It’s spring along the Missouri River in Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri and Kansas, and farmers are back on the land, trying to fix what nature broke.
With farmers expected to put in more acres of corn than they have since the Great Depression, this fall’s harvest could be one for the record books.
Denny's is the latest restaurant to announce it will stop buying from pork farmers who crate pregnant sows. Domino's Pizza has made the opposite announcement.