Using 95% less water and half the fertilizer of traditional farming, vertical farms bring sustainable produce to cities.
Former Iowa Gov. and U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, (D), discusses efforts to preserve water resources in California.
As Monsanto looks to take over Syngenta, the focus is being placed increasingly on R&D for seeds and drought.
CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports on new projects rethinking agriculture.
Despite contending with drought, bird flu and flooding in the last year, agribusiness giant Cargill is seen weathering the storm.
CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports on how new technology and big data are driving the viability of vertical farming.
A California raisin farmer has been fighting the U.S. Department of Agriculture for over a decade on whether his raisin crop is property. CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports on the decision by SCOTUS.
CNBC's Morgan Brennan takes a look inside AeroFarms, located in Newark, New Jersey. The company is about to start growing two million pounds of lettuce inside a former industrial site.
Women had a fourfold increased risk for breast cancer if they were exposed to one form of the insecticide DDT in utero.
North Korea faces its worst drought in a century, state media say, raising food crisis fears in the impoverished nation. The Financial Times reports.
After California cut water for those with the most senior rights, some have been scrambling to see if the state went too far.
While the recent bird flu outbreak has hit many hard, it has also yielded some winners.
The USDA says the available bird flu vaccine doesn't work well enough to approve for emergency use.
Karan A Chanana, chairman at Amira Nature Foods, says it's still "early times" to evaluate the impact India's heatwave has had on crops.
The California drought may have harsh effects on farmers this year, says a new report issued by a team of UC Davis researchers.
The CDC said doctors and state health officials should be on the lookout for people infected with the H5N2 bird flu virus, NBC reports.
India Prime Minister Modi plans to provide millions of farmers with income insurance tied to crop prices, but it may not ease rural distress much.
California's new urban water use rules go into effect Monday, but the state must do more to prepare for the "new normal," a group of scientists say.
There have only been four flu pandemics since the start of the 20th century, yet concerns are widening about the potential for a new outbreak.
Farms across Texas and surrounding states are flooded and waterlogged, leaving farmers who had been looking at bumper crops now worried.