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.
During last year's drought, farmers begged for rain. This spring, they wish it would stop.
With high seed and fertilizer prices, agriculture experts say there is little room for error when it comes to planting crops.
For decades now, farmers and seed scientists have seen yields improve, but they’re not satisfied.
Farmers would love to continue using their favorite seeds in generic form, but they may find there is only a limited window of opportunity.
Genetic modification technology is barely 30 years old and the controversy surrounding it somewhat younger. But how did it even become possible?
Don't know what to do with those random veggies you bought last week? Sara Conrad's got you covered.
In much of the world, production of corn, wheat, rice and soybeans is failing to meet expectations.
Sending corn and soybeans abroad is just part of the equation when it comes to figuring out how we’ll feed the projected 9 billion people on Earth by 2050.
Corn and soybean farmers are adding a cover crop season – whether they have cattle to graze on the green or not.
Farmland prices all over the Corn Belt have been sky-high lately, in part thanks to corn prices topping $8 a bushel.
According a recent study, herbicide use has increased by 527 million pounds since herbicide resistant GMOs first hit the scene in 1996.
About 2 million acres of Aquamax corn were planted across the Corn Belt this year, making it the first drought-resistant lineup to be widely available.
Our story begins where the drought does, at the Arkansas’ headwaters and follows the river to its demise on sunbaked Kansas prairie.
Indiana's corn and soybean crop yields are some of the hardest hit in the U.S.
The worst drought in 25 years has caused the corn and soybean supply to dwindle. Is help on the way?
While economists fear what rising food costs might do to a weak global economy, they predict prices will fall by the end of the year.