Crop insurance, which is heavily subsidized with public money, is meant to function as the main farm support program.
Cover crops, like crimson clover and hairy vetch, grow during the winter when everything else freezes.
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.
Demand can’t keep up with the jump in supply. Grain prices are at their lowest level since 2009.
Vivian Halloran curated an exhibition of historical books about American food. Radish sandwiches as a snack. Two stories from this year's record corn harvest.
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."
Without labeling, how difficult is it to identify products containing GMOs?
We spend much of today's show walking around the garden at the White Violet Center. Berries for dessert. And, does the Midwest have a new energy crop?
Farmers have used insecticides on their crops for decades, so many farmers are skeptical that these seed coatings are now killing bees.
A new Harvard study shows the strongest links yet between neonicotinoid pesticides and mass bee deaths over the last decade.
We aren't so different after all, and that could be a bad thing when it comes to the global food supply.
In the United States, more than 75 percent of food contains genetically modified ingredients. What's a GMO-free consumer to do?
The price of corn expected to free fall this year, which has many farmers considering the cost of renting and planting this season.
With rootworms building resistance to GM corn that makes its own pesticide, seed companies are working on new crops that target the insects’ genes.
As farmers across the Midwest have plowed up grassland to grow more corn and soybeans, habitat for grassland birds has become increasingly scarce.
Red pepper, green zucchini, yellow corn… Grab whatever colorful veggies you have in your fridge for this recipe.
High crop prices are a big motivation, but some also believe crop insurance is encouraging farmers to roll the dice on less productive land.
Corn farmers have been riding high prices for the last few years. But an expected bumper crop has prices falling this harvest season.
Corn yields are expected to be 64 percent higher than they were last year.
Monsanto and Dow Chemical have been developing new genetically-modified seeds, but the USDA has hit the brakes on their release to market.