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Millions of families depend on federal food aid programs to keep their children fed. But when kids age out of an early childhood development program, entire families can plunge into food insecurity.

After dueling reviews of research studies, scientific panels from the U.S. government and the World Health Organization are having a hard time agreeing whether glyphosate, the most common weed killer in the United States, can cause cancer. Known by the brand name RoundUp, glyphosate is sprayed on farm fields and lawns all across the country.

A guy who covers agriculture in the West who’s never put a skinned, sliced, battered, deep-fried bull testicle into a cup of cocktail sauce and then into his mouth? We couldn’t let it stand.

Nestled among acres of wheat fields and rows of corn, the Land Institute of Salina, Kansas, may seem an unlikely Mecca for environmental activists. After decades of leading the charge to develop alternative ways of raising grain, the facility still attracts crowds hunting for hunting for sustainable agricultural solutions.

Some rural electricity cooperatives want to produce more electricity locally and from renewable sources, but that has ignited a high-stakes legal battle that could help define the future of electricity generation in rural communities

Low commodity prices are rippling up and down the farm economy food chain from the farm to the boardroom, and it has many of the huge companies that control farm inputs looking to a new future.

This year was a very good year for growing wheat, but that means it could be a very bad year for wheat farmers. 

Watching Our Water, part 5: Farming in the fertile Midwest is tied to an environmental disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, but scientists are studying new ways to lessen the Midwest’s environmental impact.

Watching Our Water, part 4: While agriculture gets most of the blame for waterway pollution, cities and suburbs play a part, too.

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