Drones are seen by many as part of the next generation of “precision agriculture” tools. Here are five ways drones are already impacting the food system.
In the past, farmers could buy feed containing antibiotics at a local feed store without consulting a vet. Now, they need to obtain a Veterinary Feed Directive.
Food manufacturers are under pressure to replace carrageenan, an ingredient that's widely used in products. The organic industry just moved to ban it.
A stunning 90 percent of US urban streams contained concentrations of pesticides, most of which were used to keep bugs out of our homes and away from our yards.
Last year's forest fires have produced a bumper crop of morels, but the Forest Service isn't issuing commercial licenses in some prime picking spots.
Commercial kitchen space can be hard to come by and expensive to build. One tech startup is trying to fix that, using concepts from the sharing economy.
What started as a way to centralize the production of pizza dough is now also an incubator for small food businesses. We go inside One World's kitchen share.
Workers at meat processing plants describe punishing rates of production, leaving them with a lifetime of pain and physical problems.
Cuba is an important ally for the U.S. on some hot-button international agriculture issues, such as food safety and animal health regulations, Vilsack said.
Under current rules, foods containing more than 3 grams of fat per serving can't call themselves "healthy" on labels.
CRISPR technology deletes segments of an organism’s own genome to engineer the expression of a particular trait.
The FDA introduced stricter rules on cleaning and refrigeration for vehicles that carry food.
As more states legalize certain types of cannabis, the industry turns to traditional farmers for help transforming the plant into America's next big cash crop.
USDA has had success cutting the proportion of whole chickens found with salmonella. Now it’s focusing on cut-up chicken parts and ground chicken and turkey.
Three of the world’s largest facilities are scheduled to come on stream in the next year to produce a variety of nitrogen products.
The USDA recently put $10 million behind grants to establish environmental markets, including one in Iowa to reduce nitrogen runoff.
Many farmers rely on a stable supply of migrant laborers to return year after year. That’s an incentive to provide safe housing.
The parts of the federal government that regulate agricultural pesticide use want nothing to do with legalized marijuana.
Missouri is the second state to add the right to farm to its constitution, behind North Dakota.
While some farmers see drones as a way to help their bottom line, others see them as a potential invasion of privacy.