Stories in Category "History of Agriculture and Rural America"

Preserving History with hands on hard work

Preserving History with hands on hard work

People from all over the country gathered in Iowa for a competition rooted in hard work. Young and old alike tried their best at picking corn by hand at t....
US and China Reach Milestone Agreement on Climate Change

US and China Reach Milestone Agreement on Climate Change

Putting differences aside this week, the United States and China, the world’s top two emitters of greenhouse gases, announced a groundbreaking deal to com....
Balance of Power in Play on Tuesday

Balance of Power in Play on Tuesday

The balance of power in the U.S. Senate is in play next week when 36 of the seats are up for grabs. Republicans need a net gain of six seats to take contr....
Whiskey Maker Takes Shot at Value-Added Agriculture

Whiskey Maker Takes Shot at Value-Added Agriculture

60th birthday celebrations often poke fun at those nearing retirement, but the folks at Templeton Rye aren’t ready to ride off into the sunset. And with ....
Farming brothers turn fame into ag-vocacy for industry

Farming brothers turn fame into ag-vocacy for industry

As the counter clicks to 30 million views, the farming brothers turn viral video career into ag-vocacy work around the world. The Peterson Brothers of Ass....
Celebrating 40 Years of Market to Market

Celebrating 40 Years of Market to Market

Market to Market in the 1990s
Photographer Focuses on Female Farmers

Photographer Focuses on Female Farmers

Photographer Marji Guyler-Alaniz noticed how women were not normally included in imagery about farmers. She started taking pictures focusing only on femal....
Recording The Oral Histories Of Those Who Farm

Recording The Oral Histories Of Those Who Farm

Preserving early farming practices through oral histories.
19th Century Water Rights Examined in Drought Stricken California

19th Century Water Rights Examined in Drought Stricken California

With California locked in third consecutive year of extreme drought, the issue of water rights also is heating up. Some farmers, however, receive as mu....
Father of the Green Revolution Immortalized in Bronze

Father of the Green Revolution Immortalized in Bronze

Bronze sculpture of Dr. Norman E. Borlaug is place in the Statuary Hall.