With a declining farm economy and trade with vital global markets in disarray, Sonny Perdue confronts an agriculture industry in search of stability.
Rural voters overwhelmingly chose President Donald Trump, but when it comes to trade, rural voters are not necessarily in sync with the administration.
Despite Kansas’s place as a prime farm state, just a tiny fraction of the produce consumed there is produced locally. That represents opportunity for farmers.
The price of foundational crops like corn and wheat have slipped dramatically in recent years, leaving many farmers struggling to break even.
As Spain reels from its financial crisis, a new restaurant lets paying daytime customers foot the dinner bill for homeless people to dine with dignity.
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.