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.
Nebraska irrigates more acres of farmland than any other state in the nation. Kansas is also near the top.
While most crops suffered under the intense heat of this summer’s drought, some farms throughout the Midwest and the South have reported booming pumpkin crops.
Hydroponics involves growing plants without dirt. Plants receive nutrients from water solutions that drip directly into the root system.
About 2 million acres of Aquamax corn were planted across the Corn Belt this year, making it the first drought-resistant lineup to be widely available.
Stephanie Solomon says protecting your soil is key to maintaining a healthy garden during lousy weather. She tells us other tips for fall gardening success.
Thanks to a rainy spring season and hot summer temperatures, I started harvesting pumpkins from my garden in July. I'm using one in which to bake a chicken.