As farmers markets and the organic food movement boom, farm workers continue to be some of the most disadvantaged in the country.
By Kamala Kelkar
Farm workers lack the federal rights afforded to most laborers -- even as they face some of the toughest working conditions in the country.
There's a large and growing movement across the heartland states to use big, intensified agriculture as a path to restoring soil life and a stable climate.
By Scott Bauer and Ken Thomas, Associated Press
Donald Trump said rival Hillary Clinton will push regulations and high taxes that will hurt family farmers as he campaigned in Iowa.
In “White Trash,” Nancy Isenberg delves into the history of class in America, starting with British colonization. At that time, America was seen as a wasteland -- a place to discard the idle poor. The agrarian communities they subsequently formed…
By Larisa Epatko
Peter Mumo, a 28 year old from Kenya, started a project to help farmers, hospitals and schools store much-needed water.
By Vikram Mansharamani
A wildfire rages, displacing tens of thousands. Droughts ravage crops, leaving tens of millions hungry. An African nation sells off some of its famous wildlife. Bleaching harms stretches of the Great Barrier Reef. What's happening? El Niño.
Howard Buffett, son of billionaire Warren Buffett, has an ambitious life goal: ending world hunger. As a farmer and philanthropist, his focus is on reviving African agriculture, which has suffered massive production failures. In collaboration with The Atlantic, Judy Woodruff…
By PBS NewsHour
The U.S. agriculture industry used enough energy in 2011 to power a state the size of Iowa for a year. Today, as renewable energy becomes cheaper and more accessible, many farmers are committed to going green, both as a means…
By PBS NewsHour
Ethanol took center stage in Iowa last week when Gov. Terry Branstad urged voters not to support Sen. Ted Cruz, who wants to repeal the mandate that ethanol be blended into most types of gasoline. Special correspondent David Biello of…
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