Farmers around Pennsylvania, and indeed around the country are increasingly taking the money they make opening their land up to fracking and investing in renewable energy. Specifically, a number of farmers have chosen to plow their windfall into solar panels.
Kenya's Maasai people have a distinct culture — distinct clothes and and habits that make them stand out among people. But that historic way of life is threatened by climate change, making their traditional lifestyle increasingly untenable.
A bill to keep the government operating through the end of September contained an unrelated provision that protects genetically modified food. While some say it's unconstitutional, a provision of the bill prohibits the courts from pulling an unsafe genetically modified product from the market.
California's Asian community is fed, often quite literally, by Chinese farmers on the fringes of San Francisco. But as Silicon Valley expands, those farmers living and working on small farms near growing cities are being squeezed out by economic growth.
Immigrants have been major components of the agricultural system in California and Texas for years. But recently, they've become more prevalent in the Midwest as well. Now, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is stepping up its outreach to them, to help them succeed.
Immigration reform is a top priority for Republicans and Democrats in the current political term. Both agree that something needs to be done. Farmers and agricultural industry types hope that their agreement includes fixing the guest worker program. But some immigrant activists say that's not such a good idea.
Livestock and cities don't often go together. Derided as causing diseases, or car accidents, there are often rules against keeping them in urban areas. But there's a movement to allow urban farming and it's changing lives in one African city in Kenya.
A maple syrup heist in Quebec threatens price controls the Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers has used for some time -- and the theft occurred a year ago. The investigation continues into how one well-known buyer acquired the stolen syrup.
In an effort to battle the increasing number of childhood obesity cases in the United States, FoodCorps is turning to schools. Rather than just teaching the basics of healthy eating, they're tapping into a generation of passionate young adults to make health food more real.
Mexico's tomato farmers have found great success sending their products to the United States since the implementation of the North American Free Trade Agency 20 years ago. But it's come at a cost to Florida's tomato growers.