Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says that about one tenth of America's greenhouse gas emissions come from the agriculture industry. "Everyone assumes what's happening globally is happening nationally," Vilsack said Tuesday, according to The Des Moines Register's report. "Clearly, there…

Feb 21

U.S. agriculture booms to record highs

American agriculture has experienced a boom, with market values of crops, livestock and total agricultural products reaching record highs even as the amount of U.S. farmland declined, according to a new government survey.

Seeds are big business in Hawaii, where large biotech companies develop genetically modified crops. Megan Thompson reports on a battle being waged on the island of Kauai by residents who say growing practices like pesticide use are hazardous to public…

With drought causing prices for commodities like hay to rise, the farm product has become a much more likely candidate for theft. Creative commons photo by Let Ideas Compete Bee burglars, a "nut mafia," and making off with…

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