Some meat-producing states are fighting the feds' requirements for corn ethanol in gasoline, trying to bring down corn prices.
Gallup has discovered a great divide in American society: There are those of us who drink soda and those of us who do not, and the country’s split almost exactly down the middle. Soda drinkers make up 48 percent of the country’s population. These are the people who drink at least one glass of soda every day — half of them drink more than two. Then there are the rest of us — 52 percent of Americans only drink soda every once in awhile:
Sustainable food advocates don't like the farm bills drafted by the House or the Senate, but they're pushing Congress to pass a final bill before the current one runs out Sept. 30 anyway.
This drought will give small Midwestern farmers lots of practice coping with climate change -- if it doesn’t bankrupt them first.
The "most productive corn crop in years" is drying up and shrinking fast. Is our dependence on monocrops heightening the impact of this year's drought?
The dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico could be unusually small this year -- not because of better agricultural practices, but because of drought.
One sneaky provision on this year's agriculture appropriations docket would practically give biotech companies immunity from USDA regulation. Needless to say, activists are up in arms.
New science suggests that smaller crops might produce the same amount of food with much fewer resources.
A hole-in-the wall museum in Pittsburgh, run by an oddball art professor, offers a sober -- and sobering -- glimpse of what we’ve done to life as we know it. Good? Bad? You make the call.