As you gaze upon your Thanksgiving feast this year, linger for a moment on the cranberry sauce. Those cranberries are lucky to make it out of the bog. The cranberry industry collectively agreed to destroy one quarter of its crop this year – about 240 million pounds of berries – in an attempt to drive […]
Student loans in the U.S. have run grads into $1 trillion of debt. For young people trying to start their own farm, student debt can put their dreams on hold.
Ranchers in California decided against adding a state checkoff in 2012. Now, some beef producers are lining up against adding required contributions.
A few years ago, more than 40 percent of U.S. cotton exports ended up in China. Last year, it was down to 6 percent.
In the three years after the 2008 recession, fast-casual visits rose 17 percent, while other sections of the restaurant industry lagged.
Part of the problem in filling these jobs is location. Many recent college grads look to major cities for their first jobs, not the rural Midwest.
A study found that farmers who go organic are often subject to a “weedy field bad farmer” mentality in their communities.
Americans are increasingly turning away from the Big Mac and to higher quality, "fast casual" options.
Food is the largest single source of waste in the U.S. More food ends up in landfills than plastic, more than paper.
A new report found that obesity rates in most states have leveled off, with some states even showing a decrease among young children from low-income families.
Americans spend less on groceries, and tend to have poorer diets.
Multinational banana companies are slowly loosing their grip on the global market as organic and fair trade producers take a bigger bite of the banana pie.
Does food taste better if you pay more for it? A study from Cornell University says yes.
Demand for cocoa is much steeper than growers can keep up with, but reports of chocolate's doom have been greatly exaggerated.
Is junk food really cheaper than healthy food? The USDA says it depends how you do the math.
Organic milk is growing in popularity, but that may not be the reason why consumers are having a hard time getting their hands on a carton.