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.
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.