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Researchers in Colombia have created new types of beans that can withstand high heat. Many of these “heat-beater” beans resulted from a unique marriage, 20 years ago, of tradition and technology.
Heirloom peach trees, and an essay about them, turned one California farm into a landmark of local food. It’s now the scene of another unconventional choice: a daughter’s return to take the helm.
Random tests of milk reveal that a few farmers are treating dairy cows with antibiotics that aren’t supposed to be used on them. The FDA is now considering tighter controls to prevent such practices.
Sara Creech’s nursing career fell apart after she returned from Iraq with PTSD. She found purpose — and a new path — on the farm. Now, the USDA is giving veterans like her more financial support.
Produce growers often rely on workers who are in the U.S. illegally. Some farmers worry that if those workers gain legal status, they will leave agriculture. But some workers say they would stay.
Big metal shipping containers are often used to import food from around the globe. Now, two Boston entrepreneurs are modifying those containers to grow local produce hydroponically, 365 days a year.
Millions of pounds of citrus fruit are stranded and at risk of spoiling in warehouses and boats at major ports in California. It’s the result of a dockworker labor dispute that’s jammed operations.
Government regulators have approved the first genetically modified apples, which don’t turn brown when you cut them open. But planting these trees will be a gamble since consumers may not want them.
British horticulturalists have figured out how to graft a tomato plant onto a potato plant. This plant, called Ketchup ‘N’ Fries, has crossed the pond and is now available to gardeners in the U.S.
Strawberry farmers have dropped a lawsuit against the University of California, Davis, and the university has hired a new strawberry breeder. But the future of academic berry breeding is uncertain.
Organic Cereal Manufacturer Nature’s Path is Going Against the Grain by Investing in Organic Farmland
Why would a company that sells over $300 million worth of boxed organic cereal in outlets like Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s dive into the organic farmland business?
The average age of the American farmer is steadily increasing, and new farmers are entering the profession much more slowly than older farmers are retiring. Who will grow food for the next generation? CUESA and a panel of experts discuss 4-H, beginning farmer programs, the future of farming, and what it takes for an aspiring farmer to achieve the dream.
Beef processors continue to block efforts to bring back Zilmax, a drug that makes cattle put on weight faster. Is it because they’re concerned about animal welfare, or beef exports?