Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you.
Join HuffPost Plus
The Pew Charitable Trusts
As Farmers Retire, They Face Hard Choices About Preserving Their Way Of Life
, Editorial Partner
Between 1992 and 2012, almost 31 million acres of farm and ranch land have been taken out of production across America.
Buyenlarge via Getty Images
This Project Aimed To Be A Model For Saving Farms And Fish In California. It Failed.
By Margiana Petersen-Rockney, Grist
But a separate effort by a cattleman nearby shows how a ranch can thrive in a water-scarce future.
sakchai vongsasiripat via Getty Images
FOOD & DRINK
How Aquaponics, A.K.A. Fish Poop, Can Grow Food Using Less Water And Land
Aquaponics is helping farmers figure out how to feed a world population expected to reach nearly 10 billion by 2050.
Leveling The Field For Migrant Children
"These children need this. They don't have anywhere else to go.” Only 55% of child farmworkers graduate from high school because many have no choice but to work in the fields. The East Coast Migrant Head Start Project is trying to change that.
kajakiki via Getty Images
FOOD & DRINK
What An Egg Yolk's Color Can Tell You About Its Nutritional Value
Whether a yolk is dark orange or light yellow can reveal a wealth of information about a chicken's life.
Watch This Herd Of Cows Help Florida Cops Catch A Runaway Suspect
This story sounds like a load of bull -- but watch for yourself as these cows steer cops straight to a runaway suspect.
As Trade War Begins, Feds Eye $30 Billion Bailout Fund For Farmers Facing Losses
America steels for major fallout as it officially launches its trade war with China on Friday.
Yes, These Cows Actually Milk Themselves
And it's getting millennials interested in farming.
Bloomberg via Getty Images
Trump Signs Executive Order To Push High-Speed Internet In Rural Areas
By Jeff Mason, Reuters
Trump signed the order while attending the annual convention of the American Farm Bureau Federation.
Why This Educator Teaches Kids To Grow Food For Their Schools
"Kids growing food for kids. It’s magical!"
Do you have info to share with HuffPost reporters?
Orphaned Lamb Rejected By Flock Melts Our Hearts With His Perseverance
By Lisa Capretto, OWN
"Once he stopped chasing the flock that was incapable of seeing him, an instinct emerged."
Bacon Shortage Alert!
Our way of life is under threat. Because of historic hog shortages and skyrocketing consumption we could soon be bereft of bacon.
zeljkosantrac via Getty Images
Pig Farmers Are Struggling To Keep Up With America's Bacon Needs
Julie R. Thomson
And we're paying for it.
Yuri Gripas / Reuters
Trump Waves Pen, Piece Of Paper At Rural America
Trump signed another executive order Tuesday asking for future policy proposals.
Wild Parrots Raid India Poppy Fields To Get High On Opium
Farmers say even firecrackers won't keep the birds from their fix.
fotoshoot / Alamy
Burger King Vows To Stop Buying Chickens From Animal Abusers
The burger chain gave itself seven years to meet standards for humanely raised birds.
Open Source Growroom
Ikea Lab Releases Free Designs For A Garden Sphere That Feeds A Neighborhood
It doesn't even require nails.
New Zealand's Dirty Dairy
Jasmijn de Boo
CEO, SAFE NZ
Water wisdom The average water 'footprint' at the end of a dairy cow's life time is 20,558m3, which is considerable. The
How To Decolonize The Permaculture Movement
Writer, Farmer, Recovering Development Worker
If you are interested in permaculture and are looking for land to create a vision of your own, why not look at land in rural Kentucky instead of Costa Rica?
Real Life. Real News. Real Voices.
Help us tell more of the stories that matter from voices that too often remain unheard.
Join HuffPost Plus
Culture & Arts
TV & Film
Style & Beauty
Food & Drink
Home & Living
Impact: Project Zero
Impact: This New World
Listen to America
From Our Partners
What's Working: Purpose + Profit