Sustainable Farming

Food

Heritage livestock: Milk ’em for all they’re worth

Interest in heirloom produce highlights efforts to preserve rare livestock breeds, endangered by a half-century of industrial farming.

Sustainable Farming

Kickstarting on-demand heirloom produce

A new online project takes the traditional CSA model one step further by allowing eaters to help decide what heirloom produce farmers plant.

Sustainable Farming

Labor pains on the farm

Farmers hoping to battle the Great Recession by hiring out-of-work locals in lieu of legal migrants struggle to keep them on the farm. Americans may have gone "soft," but rural depopulation is the root of the problem.

Sustainable Farming

Food Studies: Zombie worms and the ethics of consumption

Biodynamic agriculture may be sustainable and balanced, but it can also seem extremely brutal.

Sustainable Farming

After the flood [VIDEO]

Late summer is time most farmers have been working for all year, and when your crop gets wiped out, it can mean losing the bulk of your income.

Sustainable Farming

Soil envy [VIDEO]

It seems that most farmers these days are also philosophers. David Cleverdon of Illinois-based Kinnikinnick farm is no exception.

Climate & Energy

Farmers who don't believe in climate change adapting to it anyway

In our nation's breadbasket, adaptation to climate change is very much already in progress -- the attitudes of those who represent farmers in our nation's capital notwithstanding. Higher minimum temperatures are reducing yields for corn, which likes hot days but …

Sustainable Farming

Irene's damage not 'overrated' for farmers

From apple orchards in New York to sweet corn fields in Massachusetts, we take a look at how farmers are faring after the storm.

Food

Super-charming sustainable farming video, featuring Willie Nelson

Okay, so this video was sponsored by Chipotle, but if you can ignore a small amount of logo placement and posturing, it's really adorable. Look at the little propane-canister-looking pigs! Listen to Willie Nelson make a Coldplay song sound genuinely …