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.
Looking for a way to cut waste — and cut costs — schools are turning to composting cafeteria leftovers.
We’re recognizing three farmers and two foragers who, by simplifying living and appreciating time spent outdoors, have learned what the landscape can offer.
Due to increased competition amongst hog farmers, indoor confined animal feeding operations are growing, even in the most environmentally sensitive areas.
Food waste accounts for 3.3 billion tons of greenhouse gasses a year. Meanwhile 870 million people go hungry every day.
It's the first day of classes at Indiana University. A new partnership hopes to lessen the food that gets wasted before it hits the cafeterias.
Sustainability activists and trend makers are abuzz this summer as more critters creep onto Western restaurant menus.
With Congress tackling a new farm bill this spring, farmers may end up with access to fewer dollars for conservation.