A full week after hurricane-force winds barreled through the Midwest, Iowa is just beginning to recover. More attention and assistance are starting to flow into the Hawkeye State, but homeowners, farmers and businesses have suffered a devastating hit. John Yang…
Pence is expected to hold a roundtable in Iowa on the agriculture industry during the coronavirus pandemic on May 8.
By Justin Stabley and Associated Press
Impacts of COVID-19 on the food sector are among its most visible and important economic consequences.
By William Masters, Econofact
COVID-19 is disrupting agriculture on many levels. The Trump administration recently announced it will spend $19 billion to help farmers. But they aren’t the only group in need of support -- undocumented immigrants are roughly half of American farmworkers, and…
By Stephanie Sy, Lena I. Jackson, Casey Kuhn
By Nick Schifrin, Layla Quran
As COVID-19 threatens the people of East Africa, locusts threaten their livestock and their food. The region suffered an initial swarm of the destructive insects in February but is now ravaged by a second wave 20 times larger. Pesticides can…
By Mark Bittman, Melanie Saltzman, Steve W. Thompson
Each year, produce like corn and soybeans are grown on millions of acres of Iowa farmland. While the bulk of the farming is conducted by men, roughly half of the state's farmland is owned, or co-owned, by women. Mark Bittman…
By Kevin Freking, Associated Press
In a tweet, the present suggested that he’s prepared to tap federal coffers again to help farmers suffering from the tariff fights that he initiated.
By Ivette Feliciano, Connie Kargbo, Sam Weber
Arizona has endured two decades of drought, forcing farmers and others there to look for ways to conserve water. In the rural town of Camp Verde, an experimental program is bringing farmers and a malthouse together with the hopes of…
By Mary Ellen Geist
Detroit is known for the rhythms of Motown and the hum of automobile manufacturing plants. Now, one nonprofit is adding a new sound to this urban landscape: the buzzing of bees. Special correspondent Mary Ellen Geist reports on the efforts…
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