farming
One Case Closes, Another Opens
One Case Closes, Another Opens
Tracy Vence | Sep 29, 2014
Unsure of the origins of a rogue crop found on an Oregon farm, the US Department of Agriculture is following up on a second issue related to genetically engineered wheat.
Proposed Law Aims to Restrict Antibiotic Use on Farms
Proposed Law Aims to Restrict Antibiotic Use on Farms
Kerry Grens | Aug 13, 2014
A measure moving through the California legislature requires farmers to obtain a prescription to administer antibiotics to livestock.
Wheat Whisperer, circa 1953
Wheat Whisperer, circa 1953
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Jun 1, 2014
The Green Revolution of the 20th century began with Norman Borlaug’s development of a short-statured, large-grained wheat.
Antibiotic Limits Planned for Farms
Antibiotic Limits Planned for Farms
Kerry Grens | Dec 11, 2013
The Food and Drug Administration lays out a plan so that farmers will no longer use antibiotics to fatten up animals.  
Making Good on Research
Making Good on Research
Beth Marie Mole | Jun 1, 2013
Scientists working in developing nations who engage in capacity building find it bolsters the lives of locals and their own work.
It Takes a Village
It Takes a Village
Beth Marie Mole | Jun 1, 2013
Scientists working in developing countries find that giving back to local communities enriches their own research.
Pigs Raise Blood Pressure
Pigs Raise Blood Pressure
Jef Akst | Nov 8, 2012
Residents surrounding strongly smelling hog farms experience higher blood pressure levels as the stench worsens.
Agriculture-Ecology Initiative Announced
Edyta Zielinska | Sep 18, 2012
The US Department of Agriculture announces a partnership of 10 study sites to help promote long-term research.
Could Drugs be Plumping up Kids?
Edyta Zielinska | Aug 23, 2012
Research suggesting that antibiotics given to young children may increase obesity spurs scientific debate
Revenge of the Weeds
Amy Coombs | May 20, 2012
Plant pests are evolving to outsmart common herbicides, costing farmers crops and money.