Getting a grasp on acreage planted by farmers was harder this year because of bad weather.
Farmers hoped for a resolution to the trade war, then everything got worse.
The sector has to balance a spike in investor interest with the cost of labor and infrastructure.
It's a lingering question for Alex White Plume on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.
"This is a really exciting time for the garlic capital of the world," says Ken Christopher of Christopher Ranch in Gilroy, California.
Farmers across America are getting older and weighing the fate of their farms.
The versatile legume can be found in pasta, milk, pet food and the “Beyond Burger.”
Sales have dropped and exports are down as trade tensions drag on.
Flood damage has made things extremely difficult.
Growers in the Midwest are coping with the trade war and bad weather.