Work colleges, where students get paid or gain credit toward tuition, are drawing renewed interest, thanks to rising student debt, skepticism about the financial payoff of a liberal arts education and employer complaints that graduates aren’t prepared for jobs.
By Timothy Pratt, The Hechinger Report
Farmers in the Midwest are facing yet another lean financial forecast. A few years ago, high prices for crops like corn and soybeans translated to more income, but now those prices have tumbled, leaving farmers in a ditch. Special correspondent…
By PBS NewsHour
In the United States, the small American family farm has been in decline since the 1930s. These poems celebrate and remember those disappearing communities.
By Elizabeth Flock
President-elect Donald Trump has nominated Sonny Perdue to lead the Department of Agriculture.
By Jonathan Lemire and Ross Bynum, Associated Press
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.
By Larisa Epatko
Peter Mumo, a 28 year old from Kenya, started a project to help farmers, hospitals and schools store much-needed water.
Last week, Puerto Rico managed to make a $354 million payment on $72 billion worth of bond debt, which the government says it cannot pay off. Officials hope that boosting the agriculture sector will help dig the island out of…
By Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press
The Obama administration wants you to eat your fruits and vegetables. They also want the produce to be safe.
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