Cali. drought has not meant new opportunities for Midwest farmers. Nicolette Hahn Niman has ideas for how the beef industry can do it better. And, kale salad.
Things were different fifty-years-ago when fruit and vegetable production was a larger part of Midwest farming. Now it’s all about corn and soybeans.
For the first time in state history, California has instated mandatory water regulations.
A spike in feed prices has resulted in rising wholesale meat costs, but that doesn't mean turkey will cost more this year.
Demand can’t keep up with the jump in supply. Grain prices are at their lowest level since 2009.
Researchers are simulating future growing conditions to help predict climate change effects and stave off food-system challenges ahead.
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An all-American tradition on July 4 -- eating contests! Ryan Nerz gives us the scoop from the inside. Daniel Orr prefers vegetarian recipes with collard greens.
Missouri, which housed about 6 percent of the nation’s beef cattle at the start of the drought, lost roughly 8 percent of its herd.
Starting an aquaponics operation requires a large investment in equipment – fish tanks, greenhouses, climate-control equipment and the like.
California is suffering the worst drought in decades, and the repercussions are being felt nationwide.
Some parts of California haven't seen rain since July 1. This week, farmers were told they will not receive water from government reservoirs.
Christine Barbour teaches students that food choices are political choices. Eggplant caviar and fries in the kitchen. Kansas copes with 3 years of drought.
Turtle soup in southern Indiana. Okra fresh and raw. Growing food with less water. And, a local food party on campus. Take a listen!
The 39,000 irrigation wells in Kansas pump long and hard in growing season. If you want a visual for that much water, picture Niagara Falls.
The future of agriculture across the Great Plains hinges on water. Without it, nothing can grow.
The Natural Resources Defense Council suggests farmers could avoid major losses if they used practices that promote soil health.
It’s been a tough year for winter wheat farmers. Battling dry times in an often dry region has many farmers fearing a historically low harvest.
Farmers are hoping for a break in the rain so they can get this year’s crops in the ground and try to lock in good yields at harvest.
During last year's drought, farmers begged for rain. This spring, they wish it would stop.