The Iowa Legislature decided to defund the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, leaving it to rely on money from its existing endowment and grants.
Iowa is the largest pork producer in the country. Melissa Block visits a pig farm for NPR's series "Our Land."
While many presidential campaigns have published platforms that touch on food and agriculture issues, they’re not often among talking points on the stump.
The nation’s flock of egg-laying hens is at its smallest since 2004 thanks to the massive outbreak of avian influenza this spring.
Tuesday marked the worst day in the H5N2 avian flu outbreak which is killing millions of turkeys and chickens across the Midwest.
Cover crops, like crimson clover and hairy vetch, grow during the winter when everything else freezes.
Running out of ideas for what to do with your summertime veggie yield? Dig out those adorable tart pans, and brace yourself for something delicious.
Melding cultures is never easy, but members of the Latino community are changing the landscape of the rural Midwest.
It’s spring along the Missouri River in Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri and Kansas, and farmers are back on the land, trying to fix what nature broke.
With farmers expected to put in more acres of corn than they have since the Great Depression, this fall’s harvest could be one for the record books.
Thanks to high commodity prices and surging productivity, U.S. farmers earned a record net income of nearly $98 billion last year.
Bad news for Midwest corn growers -- a new study has found some pests have developed an immunity to Monsanto's genetically-altered corn seeds.
Food from small farms not only tastes good, it helps boost the economy.
Farmers struggle to balance rising rates of soil erosion with the need to produce more crops.
Yet another egg recall hit the news this week, this one from Ohio. In Israel, activists are ramping up efforts to expose inhumane conditions in large egg farms.
An Iowa egg producer announced its voluntary recall of 288 million eggs from eight states due to a spike in reported Salmonella outbreaks.