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.
Tuesday marked the worst day in the H5N2 avian flu outbreak which is killing millions of turkeys and chickens across the Midwest.
Cover crops, like crimson clover and hairy vetch, grow during the winter when everything else freezes.
Running out of ideas for what to do with your summertime veggie yield? Dig out those adorable tart pans, and brace yourself for something delicious.
Melding cultures is never easy, but members of the Latino community are changing the landscape of the rural Midwest.
It’s spring along the Missouri River in Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri and Kansas, and farmers are back on the land, trying to fix what nature broke.
With farmers expected to put in more acres of corn than they have since the Great Depression, this fall’s harvest could be one for the record books.
Thanks to high commodity prices and surging productivity, U.S. farmers earned a record net income of nearly $98 billion last year.
Bad news for Midwest corn growers -- a new study has found some pests have developed an immunity to Monsanto's genetically-altered corn seeds.
Food from small farms not only tastes good, it helps boost the economy.
Farmers struggle to balance rising rates of soil erosion with the need to produce more crops.