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Agriscience Programs Aren’t Just For Future Farmers

The share of Americans who work in agriculture has shrunk from 41 percent in 1900 to less than 2 percent today, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

December 22, 2015

Farming Moves North With the Temperatures

This is no endorsement of climate change — let’s make that clear — but rising temperatures are breathing new life into northern agriculture.

April 14, 2015
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Dairy Farmers, In Dire Need Of Workers, Feel Helpless As Immigration Reform Sours

In the dirty business of dairy farming, finding employees has led some farmers to hire undocumented workers.

April 1, 2015

Betting The Farm On A Lie

Estate tax critics never let facts get in the way of a good story.

March 20, 2015

‘Guerrilla Farming’ Takes Off

A new generation of farmers is having trouble finding large, affordable plots of land to buy and use for their farms.

November 10, 2014

FDA Plans To Revise Landmark Food Safety Law

Find out what this will mean for the food on your table.

September 19, 2014

Sweeping New California Groundwater Pumping Rules Signed Into Law

California will regulate its groundwater for the first time.

September 17, 2014

Immigration Crisis At Border Afflicts Heartland Harvest

By Ali Watkins, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The heated tempers of the nation’s border states are driving the debate over immigration policy. States farther away from the U.S.-Mexico border, though, are reckoning with a different set of challenges: a skimpy agriculture labor market and cumbersome immigrant-worker programs that go unfixed amid partisan gridlock on […]

August 18, 2014

Environmental Group Says Pesticides Hurt Bees And Don’t Help Farmers

By Josephine Marcotty, Star Tribune The pesticides that are synonymous with the demise of honeybees don’t do much for the farmers that use them, according to a new analysis by a national environmental group. The Center for Food Safety said Monday that a growing body of independent scientific evidence shows that the pesticides, known as […]

March 25, 2014