Right now, the government rents farmland to help protect soil and water. But once the land is farmed again, the benefits disappear.
Winter cover crops have been used by farmers for centuries, but over the last decade or so they have once again started to become more popular.
The White House has announced plans to expand research, programs and classroom education to stem erosion and degradation of US topsoil.
The National Organic Standards Board plans to decide whether hydroponically grown foods can be sold under the label "certified organic."
Oats are a popular cover crop. Typically they're killed when it’s time to plant the cash crop. Giving oats a full season would offer farmers a product to sell.
Cover crops, like crimson clover and hairy vetch, grow during the winter when everything else freezes.
Living Roots grows food organically, but since they are not USDA certified, Michael Hicks has to come up with other ways to describe their growing practices.
Judith Schwartz and the inherent wealth in our environmental economy. Fire-baked brie. Women farmers finally get counted. "Tamale Lady" Chef Erika Yochum.
While big swathes of the Great Plains have partially recovered from the extreme 2012 drought, some sections are still desperately dry.
How did we get here? Maureen Ogle gives us a history of U.S. meat production. Papaya plus kohlrabi in a salad. Universities work to alleviate world hunger.
New research indicates that soil is eroding from farms much faster than previously thought.
It's late fall in the orchard. Not only are volunteers preparing the plants for winter, but new fruit trees are also ready to go in the ground.
Two types of candy today: Nut brittle satisfies your sweet tooth and cherry tomatoes are the candy of the garden. More ideas for using your garden's bounty.
Conventional wisdom tells you, if ranchland ground has less grass, the problem is too many cows. But that’s not always the case.
Farmers feel the pressure of feeding a growing global population and protecting the soil necessary to do that—all while operating a viable business.
It took 4 organizations and several hard workers to get hens from the farm to the shelves of hunger organizations. And, how to start a home-based food business.
Dandelion Village begins clearing, planting and construction on a new eco-minded cooperative.
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.
Stephanie Solomon of Mother Hubbard's Cupboard explains how she transformed grassy parkland into two fertile garden plots, one of which is in a hoop house.
Crop rotation is a practice that has been around for centuries with proven benefits. Best of all, it requires no chemical fertilizers or pesticides!