Farmers are facing challenges related to demand, workforce, and uncertainty during the COVID-19 pandemic. An expert warns the impact could be long-lasting.
April 10, 2020 • ~6 min
Thanks to genetically modified Bt cotton, "farmers in India are spending more on seeds, more on fertilizer, and more on insecticides."
March 25, 2020 • ~4 min
"The irony is that by fighting against certain environmental regulations, these folks may be damaging their own earning capacity."
March 18, 2020 • ~5 min
Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome virus (PRRSv) can make pigs super sick. But it's no match for a cold plasma reactor, researchers say.
March 11, 2020 • ~5 min
A better test for gauging nitrogen needs in corn fields could mean economic benefits for farmers and be better for the environment, too.
March 10, 2020 • ~4 min
Increasing biodiversity on their land could help farmers boost their revenues, a new study shows.
Feb. 7, 2020 • ~4 min
In a world where it can seem to children that food miraculously appears on the plate, school gardens offer a way to get them back in touch with their food
Jan. 21, 2020 • ~5 min
As more craft breweries emerge around the US, hops may offer new agriculture opportunities for farmers, researchers say.
Jan. 2, 2020 • ~4 min
Rotating corn and soybeans offers environmental and management benefits to farmers, but could pose long-term tradeoffs for the health of the soil.
Oct. 3, 2019 • ~3 min
A new system that combines a simple digital camera with a miniature infrared camera keeps an eye on crops and let farmers know when it's time to irrigate.
Aug. 8, 2019 • ~3 min