In 2005, USDA researcher Dana Blumenthal set out to document what effect climate change will have on large swathes of grassland.
In Commodity Challenge, you have fake bushels of grain. You line up a marketing strategy, watch the real markets and then see what your decisions earned you.
Organic farmers are raising opposition to FDA food safety rules that will put the squeeze on small-production farms.
Some parts of California haven't seen rain since July 1. This week, farmers were told they will not receive water from government reservoirs.
A virus that kills piglets is ripping through farms around the country. Midwest pork producers are doing everything they can to fight it off.
The House narrowly passed a bill Thursday that, if turned into law, would cut $39 billion from SNAP benefits over ten years.
Time is ticking for the farm bill. Current legislation expires September 30, and Majority Leader Harry Reid has warned it will not be extended again.
In case you missed it, the farm bill was defeated in the House of Representatives last week with a vote of 234 to 195.
With one half of the world's pigs living in China, the discovery of antibiotic resistant bacteria in Chinese pig dung is cause for concern the world over.
As of Saturday morning, no resolution had been reached on a new federal Farm Bill. Time is running out.
Consumer Reports has just published some bad news for pork lovers.
In his new book "Cheese and Culture," Paul Kindstedt happens to tell the story of human civilization by way of cheese making.
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.
New farmers are leaving the suburbs and rat race for a life on the land, and the government is taking notice.
Cutting 249 USDA offices -- half of which are small, local offices -- will only impact their annual spending by one percent.
Animals rights advocates were appalled after undercover video was released showing inhumane treatment at a top egg supplier.
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.
The freaky fast farm bill has slammed to a halt with the failure of a bipartisan "super committee."
Ferrol Johnson doesn’t mince words when talking about the difficulties of growing food in clay soil. He offers tips for being successful next spring.
The federal Farm Bill is rewritten every five years. The 2012 bill, however, is likely to be written in two weeks.