Farming

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.
May 6, 2014   Circle of Blue
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
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.
Apr 7, 2010   Azure Magazine
Scholars from the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad discuss how to remake the country's urban areas into sources of economic prosperity.
Mar 30, 2010   The Wall Street Journal
Aquaponics offer urbanites a new way to farm sustainably in space- and resource-poor areas.
Feb 22, 2010   The New York Times
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.
Jan 29, 2010   Good
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.
Dec 30, 2009   Los Angeles Times
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.
Dec 29, 2009   CBS
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.
Oct 15, 2009   The New York Times
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.
Sep 6, 2009   Forbes
Growing populations and diminishing land will make feeding people a challenge in the near future. This piece from <em>Popular Science</em> looks at eight strategies to keep the world fed.
Aug 17, 2009   Popular Science