As farmers age, they face the challenge of finding successors to take over

May 21, 2019
Farmers across America are getting older and weighing the fate of their farms.
Alan Haight, 62, prunes apple trees at Riverhill Farm in Nevada City.
Sean Havey for California Dream

Dairy farmers see organic label as a way to pay the bills

Sep 27, 2016
The organic market's stable pricing is appealing to some dairy farmers.
Cows at the Knapp's dairy farm.
Eilis O'Neill

How tobacco farms are going organic

Nov 5, 2014
The federal program designed to help tobacco farmers transition from the depression-era quota system to the free market has officially ended.

Cluck, cluck: Debating the merits of urban chickens

Aug 18, 2013
Marketplace's Nancy Marshall-Genzer explores the costs of putting a chicken coop in the backyard.
Chickens sit in their house in Heidi Kooy's yard, November 16, 2009 in San Francisco, California.
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Agriculture Secretary keeps eye on farm bill, organic farming

May 15, 2013
Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack hopes organic farming will help financially strapped small-scale farmers.

Small farms struggle for startup funding

Mar 8, 2013
More consumers want to buy food from small, local farms. But those types of growers are having a hard time getting start-up money.