Many farmers are receiving their first government payments under the new Farm Bill enacted last year, and taxpayers are spending more than projected.
American cookbooks throughout the years, with Vivian Halloran. Pickled golden beets. And, giving farmers incentives to think about conservation when they farm.
The USDA recently put $10 million behind grants to establish environmental markets, including one in Iowa to reduce nitrogen runoff.
Fearing backlash from customers, companies like Coke, Nestle and General Mills, are pressuring farmers to reduce their contribution to water pollution.
The government's first ever national target to reduce food waste will encourage farmers to donate more of their imperfect produce to the hungry.
Bloomberg News released a study showing crop insurance claims have jumped 48 percent, but analysts remind the season isn't over yet.
Seattle, Tacoma and Everett have put into place a voluntary water reduction call, asking residents to cut water usage by 10 percent.
Indiana's food banks are starting a new Farm to Food Banks program that aims to get more fresh produce to low-income Hoosiers.
Huge companies and start-ups alike are investing in technology designed to support and improve agriculture and, in the process, they’re creating new jobs.
Farmers fighting herbicide-resistant weeds will likely look to spray more chemicals. Researchers are trying to determine which herbicides could cause cancer.
This season's storms aren't a fluke. They're one consequence of a century long pattern in which the Midwest has gotten as much as two degrees warmer.
Healthy dung beetle populations can make a cow pie disappear in a matter of hours, but dung beetle populations have been declining for decades.
Hens can live up to ten years but they only lay eggs for about five. That’s when most birds end up on the chopping block. But in cities, it’s more complicated.
Jana Wilson gives tips for raising chicks. What about birds at the end of their lives? Swiss chard plus cheese, with Daniel Orr. Why farmers burn their fields.
An E. coli vaccine has been on the market for years that could reduce the risk of getting sick. It’s a vaccine for cows, but not many cows are getting it.
For the first time in state history, California has instated mandatory water regulations.
Doctors and researchers want to understand more about why cancer is more likely to be fatal for rural residents than most city residents.
Studies done before the ACA’s enactment found that farmers were among the groups least likely to have health insurance.
Despite health warnings, some states have proposed legalizing raw milk sales in order to impose strict regulations on the risky - and growing - market.
Oogie McGuire sends and receives sheep from across the U.S., one way to ensure that her flock and others are getting new blood.