Farming

May 6, 2014, 11am PDT
The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently released its 2012 Agriculture Census. The census provides data like how much wheat the state of Kansas produced and the average age of U.S. farm operators.
Circle of Blue
March 16, 2014, 9am PDT
A successful agriculture program in Southern California introduces farming as a viable career choice to suburban students.
Public Radio International
December 3, 2013, 12pm PST
Population loss has been a fact of life for many of the United States' rural towns for decades. But if the experiences of rural towns across Minnesota are any indication, manufacturing, farming, and technology may generate a widespread rural revival.
Star Tribune
August 20, 2013, 6am PDT
"If all the food produced in the UK in a year were stored and eaten from January 1, the 'cupboard' would be bare by August 14" suggests the National Farmers Union. Advocates urge the government to help farmers produce more of the country's food.
The Telegraph U.K.
June 12, 2012, 12pm PDT
Benjamin Brownell finds that innovative technology and farming work well together at a FarmHack event in Vermont.
Shareable
January 4, 2012, 7am PST
As crop prices rise, Iowa land formerly thought useless for farming is being tilled and planted.
The New York Times
November 28, 2011, 2pm PST
Faced with climate change and poverty, Africans are focusing on a new farming frontier: the cities.
OnEarth
October 6, 2011, 7am PDT
Farmers face more uncertainty, as costs of labor increases and reliability decreases.
The New York Times
May 20, 2011, 8am PDT
As the city of Detroit struggles with population loss and dwindling industrial jobs, farms and community gardens offer the city a positive nudge.
The New York Times
February 10, 2011, 8am PST
Agricultural spaces are increasingly being included in housing developments.
Landscape Architecture Magazine
December 15, 2010, 1pm PST
The process of re-designing California's Delta to protect endangered species, feed the state's farms and serve freshwater to its residents has become further complicated.
The New York Times
July 9, 2010, 10am PDT
The relationship between agriculture and cities is becoming increasingly important. Daniel Nairn suggests building "garden blocks" within cities to meet community food needs.
Grist
April 7, 2010, 5am PDT
The idea of urban farming has gone from fringe to functional, with backyards plots and small infill operations teeming across North America. Lloyd Alter takes a look at the trend.
Azure Magazine
March 30, 2010, 10am PDT
Scholars from the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad discuss how to remake the country's urban areas into sources of economic prosperity.
The Wall Street Journal
February 22, 2010, 5am PST
Aquaponics offer urbanites a new way to farm sustainably in space- and resource-poor areas.
The New York Times
January 29, 2010, 10am PST
Cityscape Farms has developed a new technique for farming fish along with vegetables in combined urban food systems that allows them to farm in developed areas.
Good
December 30, 2009, 7am PST
Agricultural investors are buying up abandoned and empty land in Detroit -- making a big wager on the future of the city as a farm town.
Los Angeles Times
December 29, 2009, 10am PST
Three years into a statewide drought, California officials have taken drastic steps to reduce water use in cities and farms. <em>60 Minutes</em> looks at the drought and efforts to combat the water shortage.
CBS
October 15, 2009, 7am PDT
Legislators in California are forming a special session to try to tackle the state's crippling water woes. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is hoping they can hammer out a deal within the week.
The New York Times
September 6, 2009, 9am PDT
Eating local is in vogue, as the environmental impacts of industrialized agriculture surface. But is eating local really the right response? One author says maybe not.
Forbes