More from David Pitt
Video Shows Suffering at IA Lawmaker's Pig Farm
An animal welfare group accessed a hog farm last spring owned by an Iowa senator and recorded disturbing conditions on video and in photos.
Jan 24th, 2020
Slaughter Rules Mean More Safety Tasks
Some are slamming new regulations that place responsibilities once held by federal inspectors in the hands of meat company employees.
Sep 18th, 2019
Trump Escapes Blame for Ethanol Policy
Corn production has nearly doubled in the past 30 years, and without an ever-larger ethanol market farmers fear demand could plunge.
Jul 15th, 2019
Vegetable Seed Developer Wins World Food Prize
His name is Groot. He's a guardian of high-quality seeds for tropical environments.
Jun 10th, 2019
Law on Undercover Workers Struck Down
The Iowa law made it illegal to get a job at a livestock farm to conduct an animal cruelty undercover investigation.
Jan 14th, 2019
Organic Farmers Vow to Compete
The dairy industry, like much of U.S. farming, has trended toward fewer but larger farms since the 1980s.
Aug 9th, 2018
Trade, Immigration, Biofuel Policies Hit Farmers
Many farmers are more worried than ever about their ability to continue eking out an existence in agriculture.
Jul 17th, 2018
Salmonella in Chicken Salad Kills 1
Out of the 265 illnesses, 94 people were hospitalized.
Apr 11th, 2018
Man Wins Suit Over 'Stinky' Plant
He won a free-speech lawsuit after this hometown threatened him for saying it smelled of 'rancid dog food.'
Mar 30th, 2018
Trade Dispute Draws Ire of Farmers
Overall, the nation's farmers shipped nearly $20 billion of goods to China in 2017.
Mar 26th, 2018