As summer ends, this season's crop devastation numbers rise
August 31, 2012, 5:09 p.m. by Robin Shreeves
Michigan's apple crop is far below norm, in Illinois the corn crop is about half of last year, and all over the country, the unusual and severe summer weather has wreaked havoc on our farms.
Is a prairie dog smarter than an industrial farmer?
July 16, 2012, 2:40 p.m. by Chris Turner
Industrial agriculture likes to pretend it's all about domination and control. Its true motive force, though, is hubris. In farming, as in all things, the most powerful innovation engine is nature, not industry.
Monsanto's dirty secret: Roundup creating super weeds, more expensive food
August 15, 2011, 10:48 p.m. by Shea Gunther
A study has found that Monsanto's top pesticide is creating Roundup-resistant super-weeds and making our food more expensive.
Could medical marijuana get the Al Capone treatment?
March 25, 2011, 10:15 a.m. by John Platt
The IRS is auditing dispensaries and looking at their deductions — much like the federal government went after the famous gangster during Prohibition.
Stephen Colbert testifies to congress about farm workers
October 1, 2010, 11:55 a.m. by Robin Shreeves
The funnyman brings his humor to the serious debate about migrant farm workers.