Vertical farms “can take the spaces that are hard to rent,” explains real estate developer Brian Friedman.
If an extension or replacement bill isn't passed by the new year, there could be major consequences for farmers and consumers.
"I thought I'm gonna have so much income," said April Hemmes. "But all my inputs were all that much higher."
After a cold spring and unseasonably hot and dry summer, Patrick Smith of Yakima is seeing some abnormalities in when his crops mature.
Farmers haven’t been keen on adopting new agriculture technology despite its potential to revolutionize the industry.
Unfavorable weather in the Southeast and Midwest has made for a national peach shortage. The lack of supply means prices have climbed between 25-50% this summer in some markets.
After the loan repayment assistance program was scrapped, the USDA is having trouble regaining the trust of Black farmers.
It takes a "that's farming, buddy!" attitude — and crop insurance helps, too.
Chinese officials have pushed for young entrepreneurs to return and revitalize the countryside, but the task is complex.