Why the legalization of marijuana may be good for agriculture
Pot growers have traditionally had a negative impact on the environment — but that may be about to change.
Sweetening the bottom line: Tobacco farmers switching to stevia
Until a few years ago, most stevia farming was done overseas.
Bioinsecticides: Tarantula venom kills agricultural pests
Scientists could develop a spray from the venom, or genetically engineer plants or microbes that produce the same toxins.
Why have avocados become so tiny?
The summer of 2013 has produced the most itty-bitty avocados in memory.
Aspiring farmers grow in Dirt Works incubator
Nonprofit provides access to equipment, land and business advice in a program that gives apprentices three years to develop skills to make it on their own.
What do you know about the farmer who grew your coffee?
A forthcoming documentary follows movement to link poor growers with roasters and consumers.
Has the popularity of quinoa hurt the people who grow it?
The answer, say fair trade experts, can’t simply be ‘business as usual.’
Drones could help farmers monitor plant and soil conditions and where pesticides would be be applied.