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.
Farmers throughout the Great Plains are preparing for what could be a tough growing season. Limited irrigation resources pose a particular problem in Colorado.
At this time last year, farmers in Indiana were already preparing and planting for the season because of record-breaking temperatures.
Two big snowstorms produced some very broad smiles in farm country because in a place as dry as Kansas has been lately, a blizzard can be a blessing.
From droughts to hurricanes, 2012 has been rocky one for farmers and foodies alike. Here's our annual roundup of the year's major food news stories.
Water levels have fertilizer shippers scrambling to get their product to market before low water dries up their most important shipping route.
A downward trend in milk consumption and the specter of a lapsed farm bill have the dairy industry worried.
Corn and soybean farmers are adding a cover crop season – whether they have cattle to graze on the green or not.
Marginal land might only produce a profitable harvest with traditional crops, like corn or soybeans, once or twice every five years.