The plan is to help farmers adopt practices that reduce the amount of nitrates getting into the groundwater and implementing more efficient irrigation methods.
Many farmers are successfully fending off environmental regulation, from the Clean Water Rule to a lawsuit in Iowa that's aimed at reducing nitrates in rivers.
A proposal that would jumpstart the chicken business in Nebraska has some residents concerned about the potential impact on the environment.
When Hurricane Matthew hit North Carolina, it flooded manure lagoons at hog farms. Environmentalists say it shows that these farms are too risky for the state.
While neither campaign responded to request for comment, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have offered hints on the campaign trail about clean water strategies.
A stunning 90 percent of US urban streams contained concentrations of pesticides, most of which were used to keep bugs out of our homes and away from our yards.
Preheat your ovens! Muddy Fork bakes challah and Daniel Orr bakes paw paw bread. Then we meet farmers who are trying to tackle nitrate pollution in groundwater.
Planting cover crops and spoon-feeding fertilizer are two ways to cut agriculture’s contribution to nitrates in water, but not enough farmers are buying in yet.
On this week's show, Harvest Public Media kicks off its series about water contamination, and Daniel Orr describes the most basic way to pickle vegetables.
Crop farms and livestock operations are the biggest contributors to nutrient problems in the Gulf of Mexico
The USDA recently put $10 million behind grants to establish environmental markets, including one in Iowa to reduce nitrogen runoff.
Fearing backlash from customers, companies like Coke, Nestle and General Mills, are pressuring farmers to reduce their contribution to water pollution.
As the world's topsoil erodes and drinking water stores dwindle, developed countries could be forced to recycle more human waste to grow food. How safe is it?
New study finds a correlation between commonly-ingested chemicals and allergies.
In order to protect the public from fluorosis and unnecessary chemicals, the HHS and EPA recommend that fluoride levels in drinking water be lowered.