How Much Can Dietary Changes and Food Production Practices Help Mitigate Climate Change?
Food policy experts weigh in on the possibilities of individual diet choices and sustainable production methods.
The Trump Administration Will Pay Farmers $16 Billion for Its Trade War
The announcement comes amid criticism of farm subsidies, which exceed revenue Trump has taken in from tariffs on Chinese imports.
California's Central Valley Is Designing the Future of American Agriculture
Inside a climate-controlled laboratory at the Duarte Nursery outside Modesto, an experiment is taking place that could help determine what food we will eat for decades to come.
How Anti-Immigration Policies Are Leading Prisons to Lease Convicts as Field Laborers
Under lucrative arrangements, states are increasingly leasing prisoners to harvest food for American consumers at a rate not seen since Jim Crow.
'The Fields Are Washing Away:' Midwest Flooding Is Wreaking Havoc on Farmers
Historic flooding this year is setting back planting season. Climate change will force farmers to adjust to similarly brutal weather events in the future.
The Trump Administration Promised to Help Farmers. These Chicken Farmers Say It Has Not Delivered.
Many farmers thought that President Donald Trump would be better for their livelihoods than his predecessor, but now they say things have only gotten worse.
'There's No Fish to Catch': Global Warming Upends Traditional Livelihoods in Sri Lanka
Two separate studies highlight Sri Lanka's increased risk to changing weather patterns that are driving extensive changes in both living standards and livelihoods.
Missouri Outlaws Rural Residents' Last Line of Protection Against CAFOs
Under the new law, local standards regulating industrial-scale livestock operations cannot be stricter than any of those set by the state.
The Forgotten History of the Schemers Who Turned California Into an Agricultural Wonder
From the beginning, the Central Valley's productivity was a result of the most intensive farming experiment the world had ever seen. And now, farmers are pushing even harder against biological realities. An excerpt from Mark Arax's critically acclaimed new book, "The Dreamt Land."
Women Own Half the Farmland in America. They Don't Earn Half the Profits.
Here's we know about women in agriculture in 2019.
In Spite of Environmental Concerns, Europe Continues to Buy Brazilian Beef
A new report reveals the major European supermarkets that are potentially fueling illegal deforestation when they support the Brazilian cattle industry.
Trump's Plan to Bail Out Farmers During the Trade War Could Backfire
Corn and soybeans—the crops that have been hardest hit by the tariffs—are typically used for animal feed, not human consumption.
PepsiCo Tells Farmers: 'Join Us or Grow Other Potatoes'
How plant patents work in the U.S. and India.
Viewfinder: Farmers in Germany Fear Possible Summer Drought
The photographer lets soil the texture of dry sand slip through his fingers at a farmer's field on April 25th, 2019, near Liebenwalde, Germany.
Iowa's New Law Criminalizing Undercover Investigations of Farms Faces Legal Challenges
The ACLU of Iowa argues this law is no different than its predecessor, which was ruled unconstitutional this year.
More States Are Restricting Who Can Sue Agriculture Operations
Six states are restricting lawsuits against concentrated animal feeding operations in ways that will disproportionately affect low-income communities.
African-American Farmers Make Up Less Than 2 Percent of All U.S. Farmers
A new report finds that racial discrimination within USDA programs is responsible for this decline.
Will Elizabeth Warren's Plan to Break Up Agribusiness Help Small Farmers?
The presidential candidate proposes to fight industrial agriculture through reforms on mergers, checkoff programs, right-to-repair, and country-of-origin labels.
How Will the FDA's New Commissioner Handle Genetically Modified Foods?
Scott Gottlieb, the current head of the FDA, recently announced his resignation, throwing the future of food regulation into question.
A New U.N. Report Calls for Urgent Environmental Action to Mitigate Premature Deaths and Other Threats
To get on track to achieve sustainability goals, the report outlines a series of changes to the global systems of food production, energy, and waste management.
A New Iowa Law Would Criminalize Undercover Investigations at Farms (Again)
The state's pork industry hasn't given up yet.