It's not only banner-waving activists who care about animal welfare, a recent government report found the majority of people surveyed have concerns and want reform.
Recent extreme rains and weather in the Midwest are causing a multitude of problems in the topsoil that much of the nation's food supply relies on.
The global population will top 9.5 billion by 2050 – but cities could play a major role in making sure everyone has enough to eat.
City fringe foodbowls supply much of our fresh produce and can increase climate resilience by making better use of wastewater and organic waste. A new roadmap outlines how to protect these foodbowls.
Digital innovations have the potential to empower farmers and revolutionise agriculture, but many could also lock them in to unsustainable methods.
Urban farming can make it easier for city residents to obtain healthy, affordable food. But to raise big yields from small pieces of land, farmers need training and support.
Medium-scale farms are an important driver of agricultural and rural transformation in much of Africa.
Integrating trees into farming systems can improve farming, help the environment, and boost animal welfare too.
Developing countries could leapfrog industrial agriculture systems by moving to agroecology.
Having an envoy for drought and a prime minister keen to visit drought-affected areas puts the government under pressure to do the wrong thing.
Social farms provide health, social and educational care to disadvantaged young people.
Several studies on locavores – people who go out of their way to buy foods and other products from local sources – explore the beliefs and values that makes them tick.
Southern Australia's debate may be exacerbated by climate change, but it's not that simple.
The Agriculture Department provides nearly $6 billion annually for land, water and wildlife conservation on farms. President Trump's 2019 budget drastically reduces funds for these programs.
Congress is drafting the 2018 farm bill, which will guide agriculture, nutrition, trade and rural development policy. A former agriculture secretary explains how this bill reaches far beyond farms.
Family farms, restaurants, other food businesses and the rural economy will suffer under federal tax proposals for small businesses,
Subsidies aren't working but there are other options.
In 1954, US Border Patrol's Operation Wetback promised to deport millions of undocumented Mexicans. It fell far short of its target, but made a mark in the minds of immigrants who lived in fear.
Voters in Massachusetts passed a ballot measure that assumed so. But a philosopher of animal welfare suggests the ethical issues involved are trickier than a yes/no vote would suggest.
Organic farming has many benefits. It can better people's lives and it's good for biodiversity and the climate.