The USDA expects payments from government safety net programs to reach $12.9 billion for 2016, an increase of nearly 20 percent over the previous year.
The sugar industry dominated Hawaii's economy for over a century, but it has shrunk in recent years. Hawaii's last sugar mills wrapped up its final harvest.
Midwest farmers are once again facing low commodity prices. Agronomists can give feedback and advice on where producers can cut costs and maximize profits.
Rural America at a Glance 2016 underlines the economic distress many rural residents, and voters, have felt since the Great Recession.
In one West Virginia county, two farmers are finding new ways to help their neighbors sell the food they grow and eat more healthfully.
As harvest of winter wheat got underway in June in Kansas, the price began plummeting.
Rural towns like Brookfield, Missouri are trying to sell businesses on their assets, including a ready workforce, central location and affordable land.
Many farm workers call blueberries their favorite crop to pick, but it's a short season, and workers and their families have to keep moving.
For the third year in a row, the H-2A visa program is running behind. That's left farmers waiting for workers even as the harvest season is well underway.
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.
For unemployed adults in 22 states, they have two months to find a job or lose their food assistance.
TPP would make it harder for countries to prevent GMOs from entering their markets if they’re already approved in the U.S.
Some states base property tax rates on income potential. Others go by rental rates or recent land sales. However they’re calculated, the results are similar.
So far, USDA has spent $430 million on the system, a project known by the acronym MIDAS for Modernize and Innovate the Delivery of Agricultural Systems.
The number of food banks serving students on college campuses has climbed in recent years as more students seek a road out of poverty.
In 2014, Cuba imported more than $2 billion worth of food products – much of which is bought in bulk from countries in Asia or South America.
The newly formed Heinz Kraft Co. will be the third-largest American food company and the fifth-largest food company in the world.
Researchers analyze a queen bee's gut. Problems with an organic checkoff. Yams for dinner. A look at one Pakistani-American family's hybrid food traditions.
The thought of moving somewhere with lots of available water and open spaces gets the attention of dairy farmers like Marty DeHoog.
As sales slump for the organic retailer, Whole Foods seeks to expand its audience with a nationwide commercial campaign.