July 9, 2018, 11am PDT
Hydroponic indoor farmers hope to charge a premium for plants grown out of season in indoor farms. The notion has generated attention from big investors, but whether or not consumers will follow is an open question.
June 25, 2018, 11am PDT
New residents to formerly agricultural area are trying to shut down a hog-feeding operation, but so far without much success.
May 14, 2018, 1pm PDT
Pretty Prairie has water with very high levels of nitrates, and lots of farmers that need to use nitrates if they want to keep the local economy going.
September 15, 2017, 7am PDT
In a wide-ranging editorial, Mark Allen argues for strategies that may help communities cope with climate disasters as they grow more frequent.
September 12, 2017, 11am PDT
Over the span of history, agricultural uses have released nearly as much carbon into the atmosphere as actual deforestation. New problem areas are still appearing in places like Brazil.
April 14, 2017, 2pm PDT
An aging population of farmers may give way to a generation of young entrepreneurs who see the value and values of growing food.
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.
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.
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.
June 12, 2012, 12pm PDT
Benjamin Brownell finds that innovative technology and farming work well together at a FarmHack event in Vermont.
January 4, 2012, 7am PST
As crop prices rise, Iowa land formerly thought useless for farming is being tilled and planted.
November 28, 2011, 2pm PST
Faced with climate change and poverty, Africans are focusing on a new farming frontier: the cities.
October 6, 2011, 7am PDT
Farmers face more uncertainty, as costs of labor increases and reliability decreases.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.