Farmers are faced with pressures to meet societal visions of good and “better” farming, but the ability to meet those expectations may be hindered by the capacity of...

Much research has shown the benefits of birds on farms when they eat insect (or even animal) pests to crops, but other research also shows that birds can be pests...

The use of antibiotics is prohibited in organic farming, while the liberal use of antibiotics in conventional livestock production causes great concern for the...

Hydroponic food production can help address challenges in terrestrial farming like shortages of water and good quality land.  Food safety concerns have been raised, particularly when fish are...

Organic certification prohibits continuous confinement and the use of antibiotics in livestock production, which increases the health and wellbeing of the animals, as well as those who handle them...

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A recent study in Frontiers In Sustainable Food Systems found that as many organic farmers rely on manure as a tool to manage soil fertility, they...