The rise of the organic farmer

According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), organic farming “produces products using methods that preserve the environment and avoid most synthetic materials, such as pesticides and antibiotics.” The industry touts natural foods, using natural products, giving customers a sense of, well, nature in their foods as opposed to preservatives, additives and GMOs.

And […]

2012 Agricultural census shows increase in female, Latino farmers

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released the data for the 2012 agricultural census this month, which includes figures and statistics for the entire industry in the 586-page report. The statistics show that farms are increasing in size, value and expenses.

Even more recently, Tom Vilsack, agriculture secretary, issued a press release on the […]