Medium-scale African farmers are relatively wealthy and influential.
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.
A diversity of seeds on sale in Nanyuki market, Kenya.
Developing countries could leapfrog industrial agriculture systems by moving to agroecology.
Scott Morrison visiting a Queensland farm this week.
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.
A visiting farmer tends the animals.
Social farms provide health, social and educational care to disadvantaged young people.
Farmers markets have soared in popularity across the country, such as this one in Missoula, Montana.
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.
Texas farmer Taylor Wilcox received USDA funding to flood his fallow rice fields, creating habitat for black-necked stilts and other birds.
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.
Soybean crop on a family farm near Humboldt, Iowa, 2017.
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.
Dairy cows at a family farm in Chilliwack, B.C. Sylvain Charlebois, a noted academic on food policy issues, says the federal government’s proposed tax reforms will hurt family farms.
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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.
Border Patrol officers detaining immigrants in a field after a few local raids.
U.S. Border Patrol Museum
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.
What is a good life for an egg-laying hen?
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 numerous benefits for people.
Organic farming has many benefits. It can better people's lives and it's good for biodiversity and the climate.
The history of how the British fell out of love with seasonal farm work.
Artichokes growing in Werribee South, an area that uses recycled water for irrigation.
Australians eat a lot of water. Nearly 500 L is required to produce the food each of us eats every day.
Sydney’s farms on the urban fringe produce 10% of the city’s fresh vegetables.
Farms on Sydney's fringes supply 20% of the city's food. That could drop by more than half if urban sprawl isn't kept in check.
New season asparagus from farmland on Melbourne’s city fringe.
Melbourne's farms currently supply over 40% of the city's food. But a growing population and urban sprawl mean by 2050 they'll supply half as much.
Research shows monocultures of crops - such as this canola field - can be bad for the environment.
Monocultures - vast expanses of a single crop - may look pretty, but mounting research shows they are likely bad for environment. And in turn that's bad news for farms as well.
Water is just as critical as land for farms like Cubbie Station.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has announced long-promised changes to the rules for foreign land purchases and ownership in Australia. There are two key changes. First, the Foreign Investment Review Board…