Agricultural use of drones is about to take off after being grounded for years by the lack of federal guidelines.
SchoolGrown was started last year by a group of like-minded aquaponics enthusiasts who felt that students weren’t getting enough hands-on experiences growing food and learning about their connection to the world around them.
By PBS NewsHour
Aquaponics, a system of farming that uses no soil, also uses far less water than traditional agriculture. But while the technique is gaining attention, it remains a very niche way to grow produce due to economic limitations. Special correspondent Cat…
By PBS NewsHour
By Allison Aubrey, NPR
As part of a collaborative report with the PBS News Hour, NPR's Allison Aubrey looks at efforts to cut food waste.
Millions of acres of farmland in the U.S. have been affected by herbicide-resistant weeds, rendering some fields unable to be farmed. And the problem is spreading, which could mean more lost crops and lost profits. The EPA approved a new…
By Anna Christiansen
The chiles are New Mexico’s state vegetable, and represent what oranges are to Florida, or peanuts to Virginia: a symbolic source of pride and joy. The governor’s office claims the industry contributes $400 million annually to the land of enchantment’s…
By Marshall Griffin, St. Louis Public Radio
Do Missouri’s farmers and ranchers need a constitutional amendment to continue their way of life, or does current law offer enough protection? That’s the debate surrounding one of the five ballot measures Missouri voters will decide next month. Supporters and…
By Rebecca Jacobson, Inside Energy
Growing strawberries takes water, sunshine, soil...and math. Mathematicians are helping farmers in the Parajo Valley grow more berries using less water with the power of numbers.
By Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press
The Food and Drug Administration says 25 pharmaceutical companies are voluntarily phasing out the use of antibiotics for growth promotion in animals processed for meat.
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