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Rising emissions could drain foods like rice and wheat of their nutrients, causing a slow-moving global food crisis

A new scientific report from the United Nations confirms research that climate change is decreasing the nutritional value of important food crops.

Our food system accounts for a whopping 37% of greenhouse-gas emissions, a UN report found. But it could also offer a solution to the climate crisis.

Changing the way we farm and manage land could counteract rising greenhouse-gas emissions, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

US farmers are slamming Trump — saying ‘trade policy is not a game’ and China tariffs will plague ranchers for ‘decades’...

Roger Johnson, president of the National Farmers Union, told Bloomberg that Trump's tariffs would hurt American farmers — part of his own voter base.
A truck drives along a flooded highway on the Mississippi River.

30 before and after photos show the devastation from the floods in the Midwest

Much of the Midwest has been submerged in terrible flooding this year. Some farms can't plant crops. These photos show the damage on the ground.

China is starting to source its farm goods from other countries, and that’s a bad sign for the US

Brazil has become a major beneficiary of the US-China trade war, supplying the goods America isn't — and the trend looks set to continue.

These melons can sell for as much as $22,500 each in Japan

Melons are grown up and down Japan and they're serious business. In May 2019, two melons from Hokkaido sold at auction for just over $45,000.

9 mind-blowing facts about the US farming industry

The US farming industry contributes more than $100 billion to the economy — but it's being threatened by trade wars and climate change.
The raspberry-picking robot.

This fruit-picking robot can pick up to 25,000 raspberries a day, and it could someday replace human workers

The robot is being developed by Fieldwork Robotics, the brainchild of Dr. Martin Stoelen, a lecturer in robotics at Plymouth University.
Kurt Kaser.

A Nebraska farmer cut his own leg off with a 3-inch pocket knife after he got caught in farming equipment

Kurt Kaser, a farmer in Pender, Nebraska, was transferring grain from one bin to another on April 19 when his left leg was pulled into a grain auger.