April 14, 2016, 12pm PDT
Some of the nation's new clean energy capacity is being built on land that formerly grew crops. The sun, quite literally, is worth more than peanuts.
February 11, 2015, 7am PST
Farm land ownership matters on the edges of metropolitan areas, where farmers can find lucrative markets for their products and yet, with ever escalating land prices, face daunting odds in securing land to grow on or even to get started.
November 18, 2013, 10am PST
Amid data showing a dwindling supply of prime Canadian agricultural land, a commencing study seeks to strengthen preservation policies.
August 14, 2012, 9am PDT
Norimitsu Onishi reports on the major rift caused by a proposed plan for twin 35-mile tunnels to take water from the Sacramento River to large corporate farms and densely populated regions in Central and Southern California.
September 24, 2011, 11am PDT
Since Wednesday, Chinese farmers have been protesting the sale of over 800 acres of farmland to developers. The scene, writes Andrew Jacobs, is not entirely uncommon lately as concerns over environmental justice build.
September 12, 2011, 9am PDT
Howard County, Maryland's Agricultural Land Preservation Program has taken advantage of the down market to purchase more than 1,000 acres of farmland.
December 6, 2010, 10am PST
Japan's yard-less city dwellers are increasingly drawn to "weekend farming" plots rented from commercial farmers on the urban fringe. Could it help the country's struggling agriculture sector? Kenji Hall reports.
July 30, 2009, 2pm PDT
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger cultivates the image of a climate change warrior. But the state budget he signed this week portrays very different priorities.
California Planning & Development Report
June 19, 2009, 1pm PDT
25 farmers in Fairfield County, Ohio are attempting to prevent future development by preserving their farmland in permanent agricultural use.
June 15, 2009, 8am PDT
As farmland prices skyrocketed, so did the cost of growing a suburb.
April 8, 2009, 11am PDT
Officials in San Antonio say they've closed a legal loophole that allowed developers to clear trees for ranching or farming.
October 21, 2008, 6am PDT
China's government has announced major changes in property rights for farmers, giving them the ability to 'lease, exchange, or swap' their plots.
May 26, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>Ham Lake, Minnesota, residents are torn over the best way to preserve the rural character of their St. Paul suburb.</p>
Star Tribune, Minneapolis-St. Paul
March 11, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>Farmland in Central California's San Joaquin County is replaced with development more than any other county in the state -- a wasteful pattern that could create the "next L.A.", according to a new report.</p>
April 3, 2007, 1pm PDT
Travel a few miles outside of Santa Barbara and you’ll encounter a truly rare scene – rare for coastal California in the year 2007, that is.