May 27, 2013 Drought conditions from last year in the U.S. are likely to continue. Commentator Robert Glennon says that spells trouble for the nation's groundwater supply.
May 15, 2013 Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack hopes organic farming will help financially strapped small-scale farmers.
May 13, 2013 The Supreme Court ruling protects a company that controls 90 percent of the expanding soybean production in the U.S. and Latin America; what has followed from Monsanto’s dominance?
Apr 29, 2013 The vote, which will restrict the use of certain types of pesticides for two years unless decisive new information becomes available, is an effort to protect the dwindling honeybee population.
Apr 23, 2013 DuPont Chemical is primarily known for products like paint pigment, but the sale of drought-resistant seeds is boosting the company's earnings.
Apr 11, 2013 Water laws in the West often give priority to whose who used a water source first, often farmers. Farmers in New Mexico are fighting to regain their place at the head of the line.
Stacey Vanek Smith
Apr 4, 2013 Corn prices are tanking amid stuffed silos and plans for the country’s biggest planting in decades.
Mar 21, 2013 We check in with Ken Lenox, cattle rancher in Rolla, Missouri about the lingering effects of last summer's drought.
Mar 19, 2013 After months of drought, barge line operators on the Mississippi River celebrate the rain.