California is branded as the state with happy cows, but increasingly, not necessarily happy dairy owners. For many of them in the nation’s No. 1 dairy state it’s getting tougher to make a living, that’s why some are some selling their cattle and heading to the Midwest.
Harvest season is over. And for the Midwest’s biggest crops, it was a big one. With winter setting in, the race is on for farmers to ship out their harvest so it’s not left out to spoil, but that’s created a traffic jam on the rails and the highways.
More cities want to take eating local food from just a hip trend to an economic generator. Northern Colorado advocates are trying a new model to spur growth and they’re borrowing ideas from the tech sector.
Crop dusting pilots fly the plane while dodging trees, homes, power lines and on-lookers and they have to make sure not to pour pesticides onto a farmhouse or sprinkle the wrong seeds on a neighbor’s field.
Millions of migrant workers harvest some of the nation's most important crops. But despite their essential contribution, many migrant workers still struggle to obtain a full education and basic healthcare services.