A new study finds that a small reduction in farmers' water use could help save Kansas agriculture. But why is it using so much water in the first place?
China's industrial behemoth hasn't just fouled up the vast nation's water; it's also taken a big bite out of its land.
It's the fertilizer, stupid -- and runoff from factory animal farms. But it doesn't have to be that way.
Maine’s lobster population is flourishing thanks two highly destructive, human-induced forces: climate change and overfishing.
Snap peas and parsley and fresh hearts of fennel ... these are a few of my favorite things.
This week Jerry Brown vetoed the Fair Treatment for Farm Workers Act, which would have improved working conditions for California farmworkers.
As a long-time student of the meat industry, I read Ted Genoways' extraordinary article on conditions at the "head table" of a factory-scale pig-processing plant with delight. As a human being, my reaction was revulsion.
Rep. Virginia Foxx recently sponsored an amendment to shut down the USDA's Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food initiative.
U.S. ag policy isn't totally geared to Big Ag -- but it will be if the House gets its way, writes Tom Philpott.