New research indicates that the suicide rate for farmers has continued to climb higher since the 1980s compared to workers in other industries.
Many of USDA’s rural development programs are aimed at creating jobs. That can make a difference in towns where agriculture no longer provides as many jobs.
Farmers have a chance to prevent a newly-arrived threat from becoming a permanent fixture. It’s an aggressive weed that’s been devastating crops in the Midwest.
S.A.V.E. Farm stands for Service member Agricultural Vocation Education. It offers veterans the opportunity to learn the business of farming.
A new apple variety is on its way. It's called Cosmic Crisp, and farmers in Washington state are planting these trees by the millions.
The ancient grain is part of a movement to revive native crops and cuisines while restoring the health and economy of Oaxaca, one of Mexico's poorest states.
Starting in 1910, Dearfield began attracting hundreds of black homesteaders. They came to the town for opportunity.
A bumper crop combined with a fall in the global demand for chocolate and a dip in cocoa prices are hurting Ivory Coast cocoa farmers.
Cocoa plantations in Puerto Rico were wiped out centuries ago. Now, local pride and the sheer love of chocolate are bringing back local cocoa.
New research calculates the greenhouse gas emissions involved in making bread. The vast majority of emissions come from one step in the process: farming.
Student loans in the U.S. have run grads into $1 trillion of debt. For young people trying to start their own farm, student debt can put their dreams on hold.
Farming is grueling work that relies on unpredictable factors such as weather and global market prices. But one often-ignored aspect: health care costs.
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.