In his essay, “Food and Ag Science Will Shape Our Future,” outgoing United States Secretary of Agriculture (USDA), Thomas J. Vilsack highlights the hundreds of ways food and agriculture science has improved the quality of
Don Cameron, general manager at Terranova Ranch, isn’t afraid to take new measures that will allow him to make better use of the farmland and resources. California continues to face the repercussions of a drought
By Nancy Kavazanjian, United Soybean Board director, Wisconsin farmer, October 3, 2016 Ever hear of soy butter? I found it on a restaurant menu recently and curiously asked our waitress about it. She did an
Steve Siverling plants corn, soybeans and a few small grains on 350 acres in northern Wisconsin. Some might call him a corn farmer or a soybean grower, but Steve considers himself a soil farmer, more
The U.S. National Park Service turns 100 years old on August 25, 2016. The centennial will kick off a second century of stewardship of America’s national parks and engaging communities through recreation, conservation, and historic preservation programs.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is contacting 25,000 farmers and ranchers to take part in a national survey that will more accurately measure the environmental benefits associated with conservation practices on agricultural land.
Andrea and Cliff Sensenig run Sensenig Dairy, a 100-cow farm in Kirkwood, Pennsylvania. As part of their commitment to sustainability, they installed an anaerobic digester to covert manure into power, reducing greenhouse gas emissions equal to removing 206 cars from the road.
Jeff Rutledge is a third generation Arkansas rice farmer. Working today in fields first cleared by his grandfather, Rutledge’s ties to the land started when he was a little boy, just old enough to pull weeds.
New Mexico farmer Jim Chandler is a third generation peanut producer in Portales. His family has grown a variety of crops over the years, but peanuts have been a regular part of their farm since 1965.