Invasive Species Have Some States Seeking Increased Federal Partnership

More than 5,000 invasive species—from plants like cheatgrass to rodents like nutria—inhabit the U.S. causing about $120 billion in economic damage annually.

Can ‘Veggie Burgers’ Boost Rural Economic Growth?

An agricultural economist sees plant-based proteins—like lentil burgers and tofu— as one answer for communities in central Montana.

‘Fake Meat’ Battle Spreads to More States

All of the bills are aimed at the same purpose—keeping non-meat products from being viewed and purchased as beef.

Supreme Court Rejects Challenges Over State Farm Animal Laws

California and Massachusetts standards for the confinement of livestock have drawn opposition from other states.

More States Consider Restrictions On What Can Be Called Meat

Missouri passed a law banning food labels like "veggie burgers." Although that is being challenged in court, ranchers in other states are pushing for similar legislation.

Making Farming Available to New and Diverse People

The farm bill on Trump’s desk funds programs that help make farming more accessible.

Farm Bill Expands Rural Broadband Funding

But some remain concerned that the money will not get to many places that need it to expand access.

Young Farmers Can't Farm Without Land

Just 4 percent of America’s family farms have principal operators younger than 35, while nearly a third are led by someone age 65 or older.

U.S. Senate Passes Farm Bill Without Food Stamp Work Requirements

The compromise package could be considered by the House as soon as Wednesday.

The 2018 Farm Bill Could Make Hemp the Next Tobacco

The legislation currently contains a provision that would define industrial hemp a regular agricultural crop.

Injunction Sought to Stop Missouri’s New ‘Meat’ Labeling Law

Legal wranglings over the first-in-the-nation rules pit beef and poultry producers against those selling plant-based meat alternatives.

The Soybean-Producing States at Risk in the Trade War With China

Much of the nation’s exported soybeans went to China last year. Production is concentrated in a handful of states.

Hemp, on the Brink of Being Legal, Still Faces Challenges

Nineteen of the states that allow hemp cultivation reported a crop last year.

Baaaad Commute: Goats Are the New York City Subway’s Latest Struggle

Some crazy kids blocking the N train is the latest in a string of brash, goat-related incidents across the New York City region.

Spending Millions to Stop the Spread of a Destructive Insect Invader

Southeastern Pennsylvania is ground zero for an invasive species outbreak that’s threatening trees and crops. Can it be contained?

Moody’s: Trump’s $12B Farmer Bailout Won’t Have the Desired Effect

Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska and North Dakota have the most to lose in a “trade war” with China.

Trump Administration to Provide $12 Billion in Relief to Farmers Hurt by Trade War

The plan, which will include direct payments to some producers, was announced Tuesday.

Yuma Hopes to Rebound After Deadly E. Coli Outbreak

The romaine lettuce crisis may be officially over, but this agriculturally rich area has taken a big economic hit.