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.
Over the past century, small-town seed businesses have given way to global enterprises. How a small seed company in Nebraska helps explain the transformation.
While the country is renowned for its high-quality Arabica Bourbon beans, both cost and culture have kept Rwandans from imbibing one of their top cash crops.
Because the prices for corn and soybeans have dropped, this might be a good time for farmers to look at growing crops that can help soil or protect water.
When we think we’re talking about GMOs, are we really talking about them at all? Or do they serve more as a proxy?
Farming has been moving in this direction since World War II. Midsize farms get bigger. They consolidate. The ones that don’t survive close up and sell.
The budget would make cuts to the crop insurance system, allocate more funds for agricultural research and fund a summer program to provides free meals to kids.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture actually pays farmers to convert highly erodible land back to native vegetation with the Conservation Reserve Program.