Seed companies have poured billions into biotech soybeans and corn that raises more grain with less water. Now, there’s a push to grow wheat research.
Many farmers are receiving their first government payments under the new Farm Bill enacted last year, and taxpayers are spending more than projected.
A couple failed homebrewers pick up mead making. We enjoy some green pancakes, thanks to hemp powder. Farmers grow more corn to feed more livestock.
Our appetite for meat, which began growing exponentially in the U.S. after World War II, is one of the reasons farmers in the Midwest grow so much corn.
By the time 2050 comes around, the meat on your plate may not be that different, but the story of how it got there could be.
The October 3 deadline for EU member nations to opt out of GMOs has come and gone, with 19 nations saying no to cultivation within their borders.
The USDA is predicting the largest single-year drop in farm income since 1983. The irony is, some farmers are seeing the best crop they’ve ever grown.
Husk it. Preserve it. Grill it. Corn is the focus today. Claudia Roden talks about the joys and difficulties of recording family recipes. And, homemade paneer.
Bloomberg News released a study showing crop insurance claims have jumped 48 percent, but analysts remind the season isn't over yet.
Tomatoes on Jeff Mease's farm make it onto plates at his restaurant Lennie's. Succotash with corn, peas. Living Roots doesn't want USDA organic certification.
The decline could hurt farmers, but high yields in other parts of the country mean grocery prices likely won't be impacted.
Farmers fighting herbicide-resistant weeds will likely look to spray more chemicals. Researchers are trying to determine which herbicides could cause cancer.
Last month was the wettest June since 1895, causing many fields to flood.
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.
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."