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.
Global food security was among demonstrators' top concerns in New York on Sunday during the largest march in history to call for action on climate change.
A program in Boston is whetting kids’ appetites for local produce by taking them on a tour of the food system, from seed to market to plate.
“We all understand now that there’s... a pretty large divide between the farming community and the general public,” said Fred Kirschenmann of Ag Arts.
U.S. farmers grow about $2 billion worth of tomatoes annually, though production numbers have steadily decreased over the past decade.
While big swathes of the Great Plains have partially recovered from the extreme 2012 drought, some sections are still desperately dry.
The amendment has become a hot button issue. On one side: commodity groups. On the other: animal rights groups.
Missouri, which housed about 6 percent of the nation’s beef cattle at the start of the drought, lost roughly 8 percent of its herd.
Research shows we can increase food availability up to 70 percent just by using farmland more efficiently.
While the conversation about hemp in the U.S. currently focuses on legal issues, our neighbor to the north anxiously waits to talk business.
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.