As farmers put seeds in the ground -- and their confidence in another season -- they know they get just one shot at making their business profitable this year.
For farmers, traveling on the road with machinery isn't always easy. Even something as short as a three-mile drive can be an ordeal.
Stray pets cause problems for livestock farmers. As American diets change, ranchers change their methods. And, there's a chicken inside that pumpkin!
Some farmers make business calls behind the wheel or listen to sports radio. One man in Illinois has gotten attention for writing poetry while harvesting.
Americans love pumpkin-flavored goodies. Since 2011, pumpkin products' sales have jumped 76% -- but the same can't be said for the fruit itself.
The decline could hurt farmers, but high yields in other parts of the country mean grocery prices likely won't be impacted.
Demand can’t keep up with the jump in supply. Grain prices are at their lowest level since 2009.
When asked if Dick Humes thought picking corn by hand was in his blood, he laughed and said, of course. “It’s an art. A dying art."
Here's a snapshot of the seasonal food scene in Portland as experienced through the city's farmers markets.
A United Nations Report found that in developing countries, more than 40 percent of food waste happens on the farm or in the processing part of the food chain.
Take a chance on some turnips! This recipe cuts the slightly bitter taste of the root vegetable with maple syrup and pears.
Farmer Teresa Birtles reads Food & Wine and Gourmet magazines to keep an eye on which "it" ingredients to grow for her local chef customers.
Oliver Winery should have enough inventory to meet demand this year, but it is still determining how much wine it will be able to make for future years.
Retail prices for choice cuts of beef are up 8 percent over the past year, but a rise in the nation's cattle numbers could mean relief for consumers.
Corn farmers have been riding high prices for the last few years. But an expected bumper crop has prices falling this harvest season.
Some wine makers in Indiana are on track for their best seasons to date.
While most crops suffered under the intense heat of this summer’s drought, some farms throughout the Midwest and the South have reported booming pumpkin crops.
At the beginning of the planting season, experts predicted a record-busting corn crop in 2012. That was before the drought changed everything.
Pick My Crop connects gardeners with excess produce with eaters in their area to save fresh food from a rotten fate.
Executive Director Vicki Pierce credits the entire community, including home gardeners, for donating fresh and seasonal foods to the Community Kitchen.