Recent rainfall across parts of the Midwest helps, but it may not alleviate a serious drought in the region.
After ProPublica found that a police investigation into a child’s death was mishandled due to language barriers, officials hope to improve how police interact with non-English speakers. Meanwhile, the boy’s family has settled a suit against the farm.
The next Farm Bill is scheduled to come in 2023. It will affect a wide swath of rural America and people in food assistance programs.
Although they go largely unrecognized and face barriers, Midwestern LGBTQ farmers persist as they reframe the image of the family farm.
A reporter’s interviews challenged his stereotypes of the rural Midwest.
How do researchers know? Stardust.
Wisconsin’s largest business lobbying group accuses Laketown officials of overstepping in passing an ordinance to limit pollution from concentrated animal feeding operations.
Urban farmers are trying to buy vacant lots to bring fresh, healthy food and green space to their neighborhoods, but they face challenges in acquiring that land.
Much Midwest land that could be used for solar power is tied up in row crops. Researchers examine how to build solar panels without taking out cropland.
Warm nights this summer hurt farmers and ranchers in Wisconsin and across the Midwest. It’s a long-term trend that’s expected to continue.
“For years, Minnesota has struggled to reduce the farm pollution that runs into streams, lakes, the Mississippi River and eventually, the Gulf of Mexico. Crop breeders are working on 16 perennial and winter annual crops to suck up that nutrient pollution before it escapes.
The state’s agricultural lobby says local efforts to regulate CAFOs are illegal.