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.
While some farmers see drones as a way to help their bottom line, others see them as a potential invasion of privacy.
About 20 years ago, scientists realized peaks and valleys of the carbon cycle are reaching higher and lower levels. The Corn Belt may be contributing to that.
Scientists studying industrial hemp say it holds a tremendous amount of promise. But to unlock its potential there’s very basic scientific research to be done.
Farmers who switch from Roundup to Enlist will be nearly doubling the amount of chemicals they pour on their land.
An Indiana state senator has introduced a bill that would remove local counties' ability to block large-scale livestock operations within their jurisdiction.
Eat less meat for the environment? A draft recommendation for the USDA says so.
In their simple farm clothes, it can be easy to forget the women are nuns - save for the fact they still wear the familiar fitted white coif.
Vilsack is widely credited with rallying the support that ultimately made the 2014 farm bill one of the few major bipartisan successes in this Congress.
Seventeen states want to block an immigration order that advocates say would lift fear of deportation for up to 450,000 undocumented farm workers.
With corn selling for nearly half of what it did in 2012, grain farmers are in the midst of a downturn and it’s hitting beginning farmers hardest.
When the vault first came to the public’s attention, Cary Fowler says the apocalyptic structure was enticing to writers, far more than a frozen gene depository.
Some sheep ranchers have taken advantage of the local food movement to sell wool to customers at farmers markets.
The children of Latino immigrants may be uniquely qualified to lead the future of the Midwest’s agricultural economy.
Farming is already more ethnically diverse than it was even a decade ago and immigrants of all stripes are working the land.
The USDA announced $52 million in grants to grow the organic industry and support food hubs.