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.
"This has been one of our greatest struggles, not only financially but emotionally."
A federal court rules that a so-called "ag-gag" statute is unconstitutional and violates free speech protections.
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 a busy football Saturday, fans on both sides of the Iowa-Nebraska line streamed into a tiny grocery store to pick up hamburger, soda and chips. Store manager Nick Johnson, a third-generation store owner in far southwest Iowa, has long had a front-row seat to the local economy. Times have been tough since the recession, […]
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.
Suzanne Babb is an urban farmer at La Finca del Sur, a farm led by Black and Lantinx women focussed on food justice in their communities.
Two women connect across generations, around their love of farming, and their commitment to helping farmers.
Depressed commodity and dairy prices and a burgeoning trade war are adding to the usual stresses and taking a toll on farmers.
Farmers are getting creative with conservation efforts by planting fruit and nut trees on farms. It's a long-term investment that may pay off for future generations.
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 […]
With Federal funding for wind energy waning, industry will need to step in to keep the turbines turning.
"The cities are not in the driver’s seat here, they’re being driven," says Mark Ryan, an attorney with EPA.
Sam Clovis was linked this week to the federal investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election.
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.
The Iowa Legislature decided to defund the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, leaving it to rely on money from its existing endowment and grants.
Iowa is the largest pork producer in the country. Melissa Block visits a pig farm for NPR's series "Our Land."
While many presidential campaigns have published platforms that touch on food and agriculture issues, they’re not often among talking points on the stump.
The nation’s flock of egg-laying hens is at its smallest since 2004 thanks to the massive outbreak of avian influenza this spring.