Through his organization Growing Power, Will Allen establishes urban community farms and teaches local residents how to grow their own food.
Farmers are using precision information from their fields to prescribe exact doses of everything from seeds to fertilizer. How much data do they want to share?
The dairy industry is more efficient than ever, but ramping up production is costly and often out of reach for some small dairies.
You thought the snow and subzero temperatures were rough on you! See photos showing how farmers and their animals were affected by the unprecedented cold snap.
Even though they sport fluffy down coats, chickens don't like the cold! Here are four tips to boost your birds' health and comfort during the winter months.
A new model for suburban development is springing up across the country that taps into the local food movement.
Use of antibiotics to grow farm animals has been blamed for growing antibiotic resistance in humans across the United States. New rules could help curb that.
Funding the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program isn’t just an urban concern. Families living amid fertile farmland increasingly rely on SNAP benefits.
Food waste accounts for 3.3 billion tons of greenhouse gasses a year. Meanwhile 870 million people go hungry every day.
Corn yields are expected to be 64 percent higher than they were last year.
With high seed and fertilizer prices, agriculture experts say there is little room for error when it comes to planting crops.
Wet winter weather means wheat forecasts are looking up.
Sysco recently became the latest company to announce it will phase out pork produced with gestation crates. Farmers worry they’ll be left picking up the tab.
Crops are not the only things wilting in the sweltering summer of 2012; the largest animals on the farm are also under stress.
Much of Indiana has been in a drought since May, and on this week's Noon Edition, we'll talk about how the low rainfall is impacting your plants.
The House voted to pass their farm bill Thursday, but there's still work ahead to reconcile both the Senate and the House bills before the Sept. 30 deadline.
The farm bill has made it closer to becoming law. The Senate passed it in a 2-1 vote Thursday, but the bill still has to clear the House.
The warm spring, spring frost and dry summer are taking a toll on Indiana farmers.
The base rate for an acre of farmland is supposed to reach $2,000 by 2015. It was $500 in 2000.
Want to know more about local food? The USDA's new website is there to help.