Water is becoming a scarce resource in many parts of the world. Water tables have been falling in many regions for decades, particularly in areas with intensive agriculture. Wells are going dry and there are few long-term solutions available —…
By Grant Ferguson, Jennifer C. McIntosh, The Conversation
President Donald Trump pointed to farmers Monday as winners from the administration's proposed rollback of federal protections for wetlands and waterways across the country, describing farmers crying in gratitude when he ordered the change.
By Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press
Many of the crop plants that feed us waste 20 percent of their energy, especially in hot weather. Plant geneticists prove that capturing this energy could boost crop yields by up to 40 percent.
By Amanda Cavanagh, The Conversation
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says the regulation to tighten work requirements was a tradeoff for Trump's support for the bill.
By Associated Press
Shapely evergreens don’t just grow straight out of the ground in top condition. Success in festive tree farming is a moving target.
The Trump administration's tariffs against China and Mexico have sparked retaliation by both countries on American agriculture. As a result, dairy producers have experienced a painful drop in demand, but many hope a promised $12 billion bailout will improve business…
A food and arts festival in central Wisconsin has grand ambitions. “Fermentation Fest” celebrates art, farming and all things fermented. But in addition to serving up sauerkraut and kombucha, festival organizers from The Wormfarm Institute also hope it provides…
More and more farmers are taking to #AgTwitter to discuss mental health. While the research isn’t extensive, studies have shown that most rural parts of the country lack access to mental health treatment.
This year Minnesota is home to the only two Democratic-held House seats that are rated a toss-up. Republican Jim Hagedorn and Democrat Dan Feehan are competing in a district that's voted for both parties, and where issues of health care…
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