When critics of industrial agriculture complain that today's food production is too big and too dependent on pesticides, that it damages the environment and delivers mediocre food, there's a line that farmers offer in response: We're feeding the world.
Chipotle Mexican Grill prides itself on the fact that it serves only "responsibly raised beef, pork and chicken."
Many outsiders assume the Amish reject all new technology. But that's not true.
The story was produced for Harvest Public Media, a collaboration of public broadcasting stations in the Midwest covering food and agriculture issues.
Farmers in the Midwest were devastated by a crippling drought in 2012. The federal crop insurance program paid out a record $17.3 billion, and in rural America, that money is still paying dividends.
The University of Illinois plans to build a solar-energy farm where a century-old barn now stands. But the barn will live on in a new location.
There's a heated debate over the use of antibiotics in farm animals. Critics say farmers overuse these drugs; farmers say they don't.
The company planning to build a new $1.2 billion fertilizer plant in either Iowa or Illinois is delaying a decision on the location.
Farmers across the country received more than $17 billion in federal crop insurance payouts after last year’s drought. A report released Tuesday by an environmental group blames farmers for not doing enough to shield the soil against the heat.
The city of Urbana expects to hand out nearly 30,000 ears of corn this weekend at the annual Urbana Sweetcorn Festival. One addition is the new steam engine that will boil all that corn.
This year's Farm Progress Show will be missing a key ingredient: field demonstrations.