The pressures on water supply are growing at the same time that water quality is becoming more expensive and more difficult to maintain. A recent article examines the challenges in the farm state of Nebraska.
Apr 17, 2014 Governing
A successful agriculture program in Southern California introduces farming as a viable career choice to suburban students.
Mar 16, 2014 Public Radio International
Propane prices in some parts of the midwest and south had tripled; governors have demanded investigations into price gouging, and shelters have opened for those unable to afford the steep prices increases, yet production increased 15% from last year.
Feb 10, 2014 The New York Times
Forget about golf courses and swimming pools, says Luke Runyon, developers are drawing in residents by integrating fully functioning farms into their new neighborhoods.
Dec 18, 2013 NPR
A new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service tracks trends in the size and production of the country's farms. Even though the size of the average farm has steadily increased, "there are more small farms than ever."
Aug 13, 2013 The Washington Post
Cities, not the agriculture heavy Central Valley, are the source of most of the runoff and pollution that enters the San Francisco Bay, according to a new report.
Oct 6, 2010 San Francisco Chronicle
A land use law passed in Oregon in the 1970s that was meant to protect farmland and forests hasn't really protected either, according to a new report.
Sep 29, 2010 The Idaho Statesman
Decommissioned farms and fields in California are being scouted as possible sited for renewable energy production.
Aug 12, 2010 The New York Times
With fruit prices way down, some farmers in British Columbia are taking their fields out of production and renting them out as RV parks. The government in Kelowna, BC, is not happy.
May 28, 2010 The Globe and Mail
This article from <em>GOOD</em> wonders whether farms could become the new cornerstone amenity in suburban residential communities.
Apr 21, 2010 Good