With signals from Congress and the federal government, it may not be long before some of America’s amber waves of grain get a little greener.
From the launch of the local food effort, producers have worked alongside buyers to push for a system that integrates local food into everyday life.
Local food sales numbers are hard to come by, but direct-to-consumer sales accounted for just 0.8 percent of food agricultural sales in 2007.
Through his organization Growing Power, Will Allen establishes urban community farms and teaches local residents how to grow their own food.
Believe it or not, it's time for farmers markets! Robin Hobson gives us a behind-the-scenes view. And, will the wacky winter weather impact wild edibles?
Should a toxin be injected somewhere along the supply chain for liquids like orange juice or milk, experts believe it could have devastating consequences.
Just in time for the Academy Awards, we've compiled a list of our favorite documentaries and short films about food, farming and sustainability.
The dairy industry is more efficient than ever, but ramping up production is costly and often out of reach for some small dairies.
For the second session in a row, the General Assembly will discuss legislation that would make gathering media at Indiana farms illegal in certain situations.
New York and Chicago's Food Film Festival has seen a spike in submissions for documentaries that follow foods from farm to table.
A group in the U.K. is reviving a lost farm tradition: feeding scraps to pigs. Could it work in the U.S?
Most CSA operations are small, serving dozens of customers. Others serve hundreds.
The cooperative business model, long a staple of Midwestern agricultural communities, is being adapted to serve a broader range of rural needs.
The farm bill moved to conference Thursday evening with hopes that nutritional assistance would make its way into the final product.
Time is ticking for the farm bill. Current legislation expires September 30, and Majority Leader Harry Reid has warned it will not be extended again.
In case you missed it, the farm bill was defeated in the House of Representatives last week with a vote of 234 to 195.
The farm bill passed the Senate Monday with cuts to SNAP and direct payments to farmers. The bill did include subsidies for peanut and rice farmers.
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.