Bringing monitoring technology to farmer’s fields means the farmer instantly knows how much fertilizer that area needs. They can then avoid applying too much.
The USDA is predicting the largest single-year drop in farm income since 1983. The irony is, some farmers are seeing the best crop they’ve ever grown.
After criticisms of their response to the spring outbreak, USDA officials say they have a plan for this fall that could handle twice as many infections.
A study found that farmers who go organic are often subject to a “weedy field bad farmer” mentality in their communities.
Bloomberg News released a study showing crop insurance claims have jumped 48 percent, but analysts remind the season isn't over yet.
Seattle, Tacoma and Everett have put into place a voluntary water reduction call, asking residents to cut water usage by 10 percent.
In the past few years, Monsanto has purchased weather analysis companies and big data firms. The company now wants to buy the Swiss chemical company, Syngenta.
Farmers use nearly 900 million pounds of pesticides every year. Sometimes those chemicals drift to neighboring property, which can ruin crops on organic farms.
Many poultry shows have been canceled. What this could mean for Jana Wilson's rare chicken breeds. Flan with Seth Elgar. And, farm chemicals and cancer rates.
Huge companies and start-ups alike are investing in technology designed to support and improve agriculture and, in the process, they’re creating new jobs.
Project manager David King says the program can help farmers, producers and consumers. He says the state needs Indiana people buying Indiana products.
This season's storms aren't a fluke. They're one consequence of a century long pattern in which the Midwest has gotten as much as two degrees warmer.
The USDA forecasts that the world’s overall coffee production will bounce back from a downward slope after record crops in key countries.
According to the National Safety Council, 1 out of every 10 agriculture injuries results in amputation.
The French government has passed a law requiring supermarkets to give unsold food to charities. Activists are pressuring the UN to follow suit.
The real problem, say some farmers and federal officials, is that the American and Chinese regulators don’t approve new technologies at the same time.
The government’s current definition of a farmer includes owning land or equipment, and doing at least 1,000 hours of manual labor a year.
For the first time in state history, California has instated mandatory water regulations.
Altogether, 15 federal agencies play a role in food safety, from the EPA to the Centers for Disease Control.
Former food and agriculture lobbyists have taken staff posts in the Senate Agriculture Committee as Congress prepares to move on a new legislative agenda.