As life expectancy increases, farmers are staying in the business, but there’s still a need to plan for what happens when they die.
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 […]
Walmart has promised big cuts in emissions of greenhouse gases. To meet that goal, the giant retailer may have to persuade farmers to use less fertilizer.
Trump on his own can’t repeal the rule. The executive order directs the new EPA administrator to revise it, which could take years.
While neither campaign responded to request for comment, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have offered hints on the campaign trail about clean water strategies.
Upstream farmers can’t just stop using fertilizer all together. Researchers are looking at plant-based strategies to help mitigate the dead zone.
While the dilapidated barn might be a nuisance for farmers, reclaimed barn wood is a hot decorating trend from Manhattan to Manhattan Beach
A new study supports planting perennial grasses on current cropland as a way to reduce nutrient loss from farm fields.
Rivers are unpredictable and they can’t always be contained. That can leave farmers and residents of the floodplain in the midst of a confusing situation.
Nebraska irrigates more farmland than any state and a lot of that water is pumped from underground. A new program may help both farmers and endangered species.
When the garden doesn't grow, Phil Christenson isn't able to donate. Foods in the Jewish tradition. And, farmers' pocketbooks are strained by property taxes.
Some states base property tax rates on income potential. Others go by rental rates or recent land sales. However they’re calculated, the results are similar.
We look at the business relationships behind a local burger. No meat on our eggplant and cabbage tacos. And, is wet weather new normal for Midwestern summers?
Cover crops, like crimson clover and hairy vetch, grow during the winter when everything else freezes.
In bad years, higher premiums and higher payouts cost taxpayers more. When prices are lower and premiums are lower, the public is not out as much.
New research indicates that soil is eroding from farms much faster than previously thought.
According to a USDA Census released last week, Indiana farms and farmland is decreasing.
The price of corn expected to free fall this year, which has many farmers considering the cost of renting and planting this season.
Indiana's organic crop acreage increased 2 percent this year, but Ohio, Illinois and Kentucky surpassed that by much more.
Farmers feel the pressure of feeding a growing global population and protecting the soil necessary to do that—all while operating a viable business.