Controversial new regulations proposed by the USDA for poultry processors is an attempt to modernize an inspection system that dates back to the 1950s.
This two-minute Super Bowl commercial speaks to "the farmer in all of us." Did it convince you to grow your own food or to buy a gigantic pick-up truck?
The final fiscal cliff deal ditched new legislation and merely extended parts of the bill that expired in October, leaving farmers exasperated.
Water levels have fertilizer shippers scrambling to get their product to market before low water dries up their most important shipping route.
A downward trend in milk consumption and the specter of a lapsed farm bill have the dairy industry worried.
Food hubs allow consumers to connect with farmers in a virtual marketplace.
Thousands of farmers from throughout Europe came to Belgium with their tractors to protest price controls on milk.
Chipotle has ended a six-year feud with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers by agreeing to buy tomatoes from Florida farms that pay fair wages to employees.
Even though lots of corn and soybean farmers are taking a beating because of drought, it’s not likely to drive many out of business. Most carry insurance.
Our story begins where the drought does, at the Arkansas’ headwaters and follows the river to its demise on sunbaked Kansas prairie.
Researchers at the University of Missouri have built a tool that can detect the threat of heat stress in specific animals.
Purdue experts say they do not know how long Indiana's drought will last.
With corn prices up about 27 percent in the past month and no sign of rain in Midwestern states, dry weather could force food prices across the country to rise.
Melding cultures is never easy, but members of the Latino community are changing the landscape of the rural Midwest.
We taste cocktails made with the craft spirit Sorgrhum. Chef Orr has 2 recipes with spinach and carrots. And we go to Seattle for a story about urban gardening.
Pick My Crop connects gardeners with excess produce with eaters in their area to save fresh food from a rotten fate.
Denny's is the latest restaurant to announce it will stop buying from pork farmers who crate pregnant sows. Domino's Pizza has made the opposite announcement.
An unlikely coalition of farmers, businesses, social advocates is pushing for a law in Kansas that would create a work program benefiting illegal immigrants.
Thanks to high commodity prices and surging productivity, U.S. farmers earned a record net income of nearly $98 billion last year.
Want to know more about local food? The USDA's new website is there to help.