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.
As life expectancy increases, farmers are staying in the business, but there’s still a need to plan for what happens when they die.
Aging farmers have important decisions to make about their land and the future of farming.
Harvest Public Media checks out a zesty festival in Collinsville, Illinois.
With the help of a rented plane, Jerry Eisterhold found the perfect place to start a vineyard with grapes native to the Midwest, grapes that no one had cultivated for more than 150 years. A soil scientist by training, he liked the dirt on the Missouri River bluffs north of Kansas City, Missouri. “The Missouri […]
The Tribune found the regulatory system designed to protect rural communities actually exploits state laws to build more facilities that mass-produce pork.
When asked if Dick Humes thought picking corn by hand was in his blood, he laughed and said, of course. “It’s an art. A dying art."
The federal government would cover half the cost of river construction while the rest of the money would come from a tax on the diesel fuel used by barges.
Indiana's organic crop acreage increased 2 percent this year, but Ohio, Illinois and Kentucky surpassed that by much more.