Climate change has brought erratic rainfall to Mexico's Yucatán peninsula, forcing local Mayan farmers to modernize their centuries-old farming practices.
Check-off programs pool money from organic food producers and handlers, and distribute the funds for organic food promotion, education, and research.
A new process takes smoke bombs and transforms them into phosphoric acid that then goes on to be fertilizer.
Genetically modified crops replaced insecticides, and, at first, some herbicides. But herbicide use has rebounded.
The last time government agencies updated biotech regulations was 1992. Today a wave of new discoveries is breaking out of the old regulatory framework.
As farmers put seeds in the ground -- and their confidence in another season -- they know they get just one shot at making their business profitable this year.
The European Commission has put a moratorium on the use of two weed killers that disrupt human hormones.
American farmers may plant more corn this summer than they have in years, but China's announcement could drive down prices.
Researchers explain that moving bee hives across long distances, as is common in the U.S. to pollinate crops, speeds up the process of disease spread.
The Indiana Hemp Industries Association hosted four speakers who talked about the many obstacles preventing hemp from going mainstream in the state.
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.
Bloomberg News released a study showing crop insurance claims have jumped 48 percent, but analysts remind the season isn't over yet.
The parts of the federal government that regulate agricultural pesticide use want nothing to do with legalized marijuana.
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.