The Trump administration is preparing to roll back the 2015 Clean Water Rule, which identifies waters that are federally protected. Two water experts explain why the rule alarms farmers and ranchers.
The main source of global warming isn't baking or transport, but fertiliser used to grow wheat.
Scientists' success in producing synthetic vanilla flavouring means it is used 99% of the time. So why does the price of genuine beans keep rising?
With little action at the national level on climate change, state and city officials are taking the lead – but by emphasizing local benefits.
Urban farming increases access to healthy foods. And building social networks is one of the greatest benefits of urban agriculture in poor areas.
When politics meddles with science, it can lead to tragedy, as was the case with Stalin's favourite agricultural biologist Trofim Lysenko and his rival Nikolai Vavilov.
There are questionable methods being used which distort our understanding of the number of smallholder farmers that embrace new technologies.
Reflections on World Wetland Day on how this precious resource can be used sustainably to reduce rural poverty, improve food security and strengthen livelihood in the face of climate change.
US farmers and agribusiness can help themselves by helping Africa to meet its rapidly growing food needs.
Microbial-based solutions for agriculture are among some of the new innovations having an impact on the sector in the developed world.
New research pinpoints the genes that could counteract decades of bland breeding.
Researchers are developing biological tools that can boost crop yields to feed a growing world population without harming human health or the environment.
Australia's wheat harvest has stalled over the past 26 years, and worsening weather is to blame.
Official statistics in Tanzania do not capture small-scale irrigation, meaning that it's impact is unclear. Yet new research reveals that it's two to three times greater than previously thought
Cassava is a key food source in tropical countries, but yields have been flat for decades. New genetic research is identifying many options for boosting production of this valuable staple crop.
How can we feed a growing world population while protecting the environment? One key strategy is to improve yields on small farms, which produce much of the food in the world's hungriest countries.
Are you part of the 86 percent of Americans who do not live in rural America? Here's why Trump's choice to lead the USDA matters to you.
The case of bovine leukemia virus shows how scientists monitor health risks in our food supply and why it's critical to revisit scientific conclusions when new technologies become available.
The environment minister recently told a conference that agriculture is as old as 'mankind'. She's out by a few million years.
The crops of the future must become much better at dealing with dehydration.