Cover crops, like crimson clover and hairy vetch, grow during the winter when everything else freezes.
The European Union has decided to allow individual nations to ban GMOs on grounds including town and country planning.
From the rolling hills of southern Indiana, I head to the Pacific Northwest’s Willamette Valley for a taste of new terrain. And it tastes like tomatoes!
Here's a snapshot of the seasonal food scene in Portland as experienced through the city's farmers markets.
At least 28 states have confirmed the presence of Palmer amaranth. And many are struggling with strains resistant to common herbicides.
Miscanthus is a tall, stalky grass native to Southeast Asia. Researchers want to blend miscanthus with existing fuel sources.
Vermont is in striking distance to pass the country's first law to require labels on GMO foods – and they're already bracing for lawsuits.
Unmanned aerial vehicles aren’t just for spies or for the battlefield. Farmers all over the country think drones can give them a leg up, too.
We aren't so different after all, and that could be a bad thing when it comes to the global food supply.
With high seed and fertilizer prices, agriculture experts say there is little room for error when it comes to planting crops.
Wet winter weather means wheat forecasts are looking up.
The global area farmed organically has expanded by 300 percent since 1999, but the United States lags behind the curve.
The worst drought in 25 years has caused the corn and soybean supply to dwindle. Is help on the way?
Purdue experts say they do not know how long Indiana's drought will last.
With corn prices up about 27 percent in the past month and no sign of rain in Midwestern states, dry weather could force food prices across the country to rise.
For many Midwesterners, wind is an occasional nuisance. For farmers, though, the wind’s impact can be huge — drying out crops and eroding topsoil.
Hearings for the 2012 Farm Bill have started up again. How much support should small-scale farmers get? Legislators disagree.
An unlikely coalition of farmers, businesses, social advocates is pushing for a law in Kansas that would create a work program benefiting illegal immigrants.
Four states have found rootworm damage to their corn crops despite using Monsanto's genetically-modified seeds, and the EPA is not happy.
The hallmark of the PB & J isn't just jumping in price -- rising peanut butter prices could mean a shortage at food banks.