Climate change could take a big bite out of Nebraska's corn business, threatening an economic engine for the state and an important food source for an ever-hungrier world.
To preserve the environment, mitigate climate change and stabilize the U.S. food system, Midwest farmers should diversify their crops and move away from raising corn and soybeans, researchers say.
Roughly one-fifth of Brazil's Amazon has been cleared in the last 50 years, as the country went from being a food importer to a global farming powerhouse.
For many other farmers in Kentucky and across the country, the hopes of a financial windfall from hemp to be a saving grace from faltering markets in tobacco, soybean and corn, has hit a harsh reality.
The biofuel's intended uses for energy independence and greenhouse gas reduction have become matters of debate. But no one questions its political clout.
Iowa's senators and governor are asking the EPA to abandon its plans to use a formula that corn farmers are arguing against.
Researchers find people's exposure to PFAS and certain flame retardants could be significantly reduced by opting for healthier building materials and furniture.
Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.
An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.