Monsanto and Dow Chemical have been developing new genetically-modified seeds, but the USDA has hit the brakes on their release to market.
Farmers are hoping for a break in the rain so they can get this year’s crops in the ground and try to lock in good yields at harvest.
Kentucky is trying to bring back hemp, the close relative of marijuana that is used in products like textiles, car parts, lotions and paper.
Two big snowstorms produced some very broad smiles in farm country because in a place as dry as Kansas has been lately, a blizzard can be a blessing.
Wet winter weather means wheat forecasts are looking up.
For decades now, farmers and seed scientists have seen yields improve, but they’re not satisfied.
Farmers would love to continue using their favorite seeds in generic form, but they may find there is only a limited window of opportunity.
The USDA warns of hard times ahead for the nation's farmers.
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.