Iowa is the largest pork producer in the country. Melissa Block visits a pig farm for NPR's series "Our Land."
An enterprise-minded ecologist from England is helping endangered brown-headed spider monkeys in Ecuador by connecting their preservation to high-end chocolate.
David Fisher's farm is a kind of American Dream. Not a conventional one of upward economic mobility, but an uncompromising pursuit of difficult agrarian ideals.
Hoosier farmers planted more than one million acres of cover crops this year, up from virtually none in 2004.
President-elect Donald Trump hasn't said much about food and farm policy, but the coming years will likely see profound battles over food and nutrition.
Some organic farmers worry that cheaper produce harvested year-round from hydroponic farms in warehouses will undercut organic prices.
Fighting extreme poverty and failing crops caused by a three-year drought, U.N. food agencies are struggling to keep the region from succumbing to starvation.
Midwest farmers are once again facing low commodity prices. Agronomists can give feedback and advice on where producers can cut costs and maximize profits.
After dueling reviews of research studies, scientific panels are having a hard time agreeing whether the most common weed killer in the U.S. can cause cancer.
The campaigns agree on food policy in some surprising ways. Most notable: both campaigns say that food-stamp benefits should remain a part of the Farm Bill.
Indiana's 200 or so veterinarians do a lot of driving, and starting in January, they'll need to do even more.
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack is the only remaining member of President Obama’s original cabinet, and has been at the helm of USDA since 2009.
A new type of genetically engineered crop is tempting farmers to use a weedkiller illegally. The illicit chemical use has damaged nearby crops.
Bartholomew County's new ordinance says farms with more than 600 pigs must be 500 feet from homes. The county's smallest CAFOs contain twice that many hogs.
Aronia is the modern name for the native black chokeberry and it’s billed as a “superfood." A growing cadre of Midwest farmers is trying to get in on the craze.
Ortho is part of the Miracle-Gro family. The company says it decided to phase out neonics from its home and garden products.
Headlines once warned the quinoa boom was putting the crop out of the reach of those who grow it. New studies put those fears to rest, but bad news looms.
Ranchers in California decided against adding a state checkoff in 2012. Now, some beef producers are lining up against adding required contributions.
As more states legalize certain types of cannabis, the industry turns to traditional farmers for help transforming the plant into America's next big cash crop.
What does it take to run a successful community supported agriculture program? A look at Indiana's popcorn industry. And, two types of pickles for spring foods.