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.
Dec 3, 2013 Star Tribune
"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.
Aug 20, 2013 The Telegraph U.K.
Benjamin Brownell finds that innovative technology and farming work well together at a FarmHack event in Vermont.
Jun 12, 2012 Shareable
As crop prices rise, Iowa land formerly thought useless for farming is being tilled and planted.
Jan 4, 2012 The New York Times
Faced with climate change and poverty, Africans are focusing on a new farming frontier: the cities.
Nov 28, 2011 OnEarth
Farmers face more uncertainty, as costs of labor increases and reliability decreases.
Oct 6, 2011 The New York Times
As the city of Detroit struggles with population loss and dwindling industrial jobs, farms and community gardens offer the city a positive nudge.
May 20, 2011 The New York Times
Agricultural spaces are increasingly being included in housing developments.
Feb 10, 2011 Landscape Architecture Magazine
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.
Dec 15, 2010 The New York Times
The relationship between agriculture and cities is becoming increasingly important. Daniel Nairn suggests building "garden blocks" within cities to meet community food needs.
Jul 9, 2010 Grist