Large companies can influence Congress, and some fear that the fewer companies there are in a given sector, the more likely they are to get their way.
The prospect of fewer, larger companies controlling so much of the basic food supply is giving some farmers and anti-trust advocates heartburn.
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.
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.
A few years ago, more than 40 percent of U.S. cotton exports ended up in China. Last year, it was down to 6 percent.
Congress repealed mandatory labeling on beef and pork late last year, after the U.S. lost a World Trade Organization dispute with Mexico and Canada.
Mary Figeuroa is serious about making gingerbread houses and she has the awards to prove it. But does she have what it takes to win at Conner Prairie?
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.
CE Pugh on how food co-ops will compete in an increasingly competitive market. Homemade root beer from Bea's Soda Bar. Daniel Orr fries up some squash flowers.
Before the mid-1980s there were no farms in this country offering CSAs. Now there are upwards of 5,000.
For U.S. soybean producers, the deal could mean no longer paying tariffs as high as 20 percent in countries like Japan.
When asked if Dick Humes thought picking corn by hand was in his blood, he laughed and said, of course. “It’s an art. A dying art."
Agritourism is becoming bigger business all over the Midwest, with more than 2,000 farms boasting some kind of agritourism.
At the seventh annual UpCup Homebrewing Competition, homebrewers compete for a chance to have their beer produced and sold by Upland Brewing Company.
Drought and disease have driven up the prices of beef, pork and chicken, scoring big profits for meat processing companies.
Earth Eats blogger Chef Clara Moore is a contestant on the Bravo's new cooking show "Around The World In 80 Plates."
Barb Schaller is an award winning jam maker, pickler and expert canner. We asked her to give up her secrets.
Today on Earth Eats: two cocktails that utilize fresh herbs from the garden, and a look at a fast-growing hobby among do-it-yourself’ers – home brewing.