Scientists are experimenting with species' environmental DNA to find out how far and how fast it travels in streams.
The newly created monument preserves 1.3 million acres in Utah, but critics who point to the land's energy extraction potential want the designation undone.
Researchers at the Land Institute are still working on a new way of farming that mirrors natural, sustainable ecosystems and remains profitable for farmers.
A new report from the National Academy of Sciences knocked down some pro-GMO claims, and urged federal agencies to change the way these foods are regulated.
Researchers in Nebraska are designing a new drone to start fires, which may help protect people while encouraging agricultural productivity.
For Pascal Baudar, LA is a treasure trove of edible plants and insects that he uses in unusual culinary creations.
Food production consumes about a fifth of the U.S. energy supply. Some farmers are trying to cut back on the coal and gas used to grow our food.
Nitrogen fertilizer on farm fields helps crops grow, but if there’s too much left over in the soil, it can pollute water supplies as nitrates.
Jonathan Lundgren’s work has included extensive examination of neonicotinoids, a class of insecticides widely used by farmers to control pest damage to corn.
The benefits of no-till and cover crops abound. Still, there are hurdles to making the move away from traditional farming.
The USDA recently put $10 million behind grants to establish environmental markets, including one in Iowa to reduce nitrogen runoff.
The October 3 deadline for EU member nations to opt out of GMOs has come and gone, with 19 nations saying no to cultivation within their borders.
European Union nations have until October 3 to declare if they want to opt out of future genetically modified crops.
Farmers fighting herbicide-resistant weeds will likely look to spray more chemicals. Researchers are trying to determine which herbicides could cause cancer.
According to the National Safety Council, 1 out of every 10 agriculture injuries results in amputation.
Doctors and researchers want to understand more about why cancer is more likely to be fatal for rural residents than most city residents.
An Indiana state senator has introduced a bill that would remove local counties' ability to block large-scale livestock operations within their jurisdiction.
Eat less meat for the environment? A draft recommendation for the USDA says so.
According to the National Agricultural Aviation Association, 18 to 20 percent of commercial cropland receives some sort of aerial application.
While big swathes of the Great Plains have partially recovered from the extreme 2012 drought, some sections are still desperately dry.