Spring has arrived, but for people living in parts of East Chicago, Indiana, gardening may not be possible for another three years. That’s how long the EPA said it could take to dig up all the yards contaminated with lead and arsenic in the Calumet and East Calumet neighborhoods. Representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency […]
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.
Capturing and storing carbon in soil is an easy solution to global climate change - but is it enough?
Many organic tomatoes or peppers are grown in greenhouses, where they get nutrients from water. Critics say that violates the spirit of "organic."
Right now, the government rents farmland to help protect soil and water. But once the land is farmed again, the benefits disappear.
Winter cover crops have been used by farmers for centuries, but over the last decade or so they have once again started to become more popular.
The White House has announced plans to expand research, programs and classroom education to stem erosion and degradation of US topsoil.
The National Organic Standards Board plans to decide whether hydroponically grown foods can be sold under the label "certified organic."
Oats are a popular cover crop. Typically they're killed when it’s time to plant the cash crop. Giving oats a full season would offer farmers a product to sell.
Cover crops, like crimson clover and hairy vetch, grow during the winter when everything else freezes.
Living Roots grows food organically, but since they are not USDA certified, Michael Hicks has to come up with other ways to describe their growing practices.
Judith Schwartz and the inherent wealth in our environmental economy. Fire-baked brie. Women farmers finally get counted. "Tamale Lady" Chef Erika Yochum.
While big swathes of the Great Plains have partially recovered from the extreme 2012 drought, some sections are still desperately dry.
How did we get here? Maureen Ogle gives us a history of U.S. meat production. Papaya plus kohlrabi in a salad. Universities work to alleviate world hunger.
New research indicates that soil is eroding from farms much faster than previously thought.
It's late fall in the orchard. Not only are volunteers preparing the plants for winter, but new fruit trees are also ready to go in the ground.
Two types of candy today: Nut brittle satisfies your sweet tooth and cherry tomatoes are the candy of the garden. More ideas for using your garden's bounty.
Conventional wisdom tells you, if ranchland ground has less grass, the problem is too many cows. But that’s not always the case.
Farmers feel the pressure of feeding a growing global population and protecting the soil necessary to do that—all while operating a viable business.
It took 4 organizations and several hard workers to get hens from the farm to the shelves of hunger organizations. And, how to start a home-based food business.