Fruit trees don't start producing for several years. For nut trees, the wait is even longer.
When the pharmaceutical company Bayer bought Monsanto last year, it inherited the weed killer Roundup. It also inherited thousands of lawsuits claiming the chemical’s active ingredient — glyphosate- can be linked to a form of cancer.
Margins are already slim for many Midwest farmers. The flooding along the Missouri River is making things worse.
Sustainable agriculture comes in all shapes and sizes--from a permaculture farm in Indiana, to an aquaponics project in Kentucky.
A food pantry in Bloomington Indiana hosts a seasonal farm stand where people show off and sell their homegrown goods, and build community connections in the process.
The Environmental Protection Agency has given farmers the OK to continue to spray the controversial weedkiller dicamba. The chemical is prone to blowing in the wind and damaging other vegetation.
The American mulefoot hog was once popular, but began to die out in favor of fast-growing breeds suited to confinement. But some farmers hope to renew interest in the hogs — by getting them on menus.
Aging farmers have important decisions to make about their land and the future of farming.
Low prices and tariffs have stressed the Midwest ag economy, but they haven’t slowed the sales pitches of companies vying for a piece of the farmer’s dollar.
Farmers are known for being independent, but some growers in Southwestern Colorado are learning the benefits of working together.
The state is about to offer bargain basement prices on something that's become increasingly unaffordable: real estate. But the land must be used for farming only.
Milk prices have plummeted in a market flooded with supply from foreign producers and larger operations squeezing out small farmers.
America's farmers are digging soil like never before. A movement for "regenerative agriculture" is dedicated to building healthier soil and could even lead to a new eco-label on food.
Big cities in the Midwest are gaining ground on the rural communities that, for many decades, have thrived on the edges of urban development. Since 1980, the amount of land being farmed or grazed in the U.S. has dropped 13 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Much of it now is covered by […]
On this week’s show we take a look at farmland transitions. As the farming population ages, who will take reins? We’ve got farmers hanging up their hats, with no one to take over the family farm, and we’ve got young people, anxious to get started farming, with no land to call their own. We sit […]
Gardener John Coykendall has collected hundreds of rare heirloom varieties of seeds. Knowing the history of our food, he says, is part of knowing who we are.
As prices drop for conventional crops, some farmers are looking to organic.
Self-pollination is a trait that'll be increasingly important to sunflower farmers as wild bee populations diminish.
Colorado Farmers Tax Themselves In An Effort To Save Their Water Supply.
The study measures the difference in number and occurrence of field working days the climate becomes more volatile to agriculture.