About two-thirds of India's 1.3 billion people live on small subsistence farms, struggling to eke out a living. Many farmers have felt left behind as crops have failed or diminished due to disease, degraded soil and drought. Not thousands are…
By Fred de Sam Lazaro
Most rural Indian parents dream of an education and job in the city for their children, rather than a life spent farming. But with a growing migration to cities, there is concern India might not be able to produce enough…
By Teresa Carey
Jacinda Martinez hopes her clothes send a message about the ephemerality of fashion and how, like vegetables, designs are seasonal and not meant to last.
By Timothy Pratt, The Hechinger Report
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 PBS NewsHour
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 Elizabeth Flock
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 Jonathan Lemire and Ross Bynum, Associated Press
President-elect Donald Trump has nominated Sonny Perdue to lead the Department of Agriculture.
Iowa is home to some of the richest farmland in the country, but the Des Moines Water Works says that has come with an environmental price. The city water authority has filed a lawsuit against three rural counties claiming that…
By PBS NewsHour
To profitably produce corn in on Midwestern farms, nitrogen must be added to the soil. But the practice has an unwanted environmental impact: water contamination. A University of Nebraska professor thinks he may have a solution. Special correspondent Ariana Brocious…
In the 15 years since the U.S. went into Afghanistan, $1.5 billion has been spent to develop women’s rights in the country. But even with significant improvements, there remain many hardships, including domestic violence and the lack of educational opportunity.
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