The demise of a Farm Bill drafted in secrecy means the next version will go through standard Congressional channels, which has mixed implications for farmers.
The Occupy Wall Street movement has had both positive and negative relationships with small-scale farmers. Here's a sampling of the good, the bad, and the ugly.
As the farm bill creeps closer to being voted on, Michael Pollan releases a video urging Americans to recognize how important the legislation is to their lives.
Farmers sold nearly $5 billion dollars worth of local produce in 2008, and that number is expected to rise.
The median age of American farmers is currently 57, and rising. Soon, they're going to retire--and young farmers face incredible challenges in taking over.
America's bats are in trouble. In parts of the Northeast U.S., their numbers have decreased by 97. What does this mean for farmers?
The federal Farm Bill is rewritten every five years. The 2012 bill, however, is likely to be written in two weeks.
We have poached pears and a pickled pepper relish, both recipes using ingredients fresh from the garden. And home brewing is all the rage these days.
In part one of the Earth Eats interview, farmer, food activist and author Joel Salatin talks about his new book "Folks, This Ain't Normal."
Road bikes are the preferred form of travel and mode of commerce for the operators of Quail Bone Farm in Columbia, Missouri.
Extreme heat has damaged this year's corn supply, and it could translate to higher food prices down the road.
Tastes prepared by local chefs will be available for $1, $2 and $3, and students can buy vegetables and meet area food producers at the mini-farmers market.
Bad news for Midwest corn growers -- a new study has found some pests have developed an immunity to Monsanto's genetically-altered corn seeds.
"Farm Together Now" profiles the people who are experimenting with solutions to the broken American food system.
What I decided to make from the treasures I purchased from the market was a salad that makes a wonderful side or light lunch.
A House budget committee voted to change who receives farm subsidies. Now, it's farmers who make $250,000 or less annually, down from $750,000.
Thanks to mobile slaughterhouses, Vermont farmers may find it easier to get their safe, healthy, and humanely raised meat to the tables of their customers.
House Republicans have begun to pass a budget that includes serious cuts to some food-related organizations.
Farmers struggle to balance rising rates of soil erosion with the need to produce more crops.
"Chasing Chiles" brings the problem of climate change to our plates by exploring one of North America's most diverse food plants: chile peppers.