posted on May 31, 2013 at 8:07 PM
Torrential rains soak the Midwest, pushing rivers and streams well beyond their banks. New crop futures prices rally as some farmers wonder if they’ll ever finish spring planting. And horticultural history buffs work to preserve America’s...
posted on January 25, 2013 at 6:53 PM
The pomp and circumstance of a presidential inauguration brings a call for optimism in the nation’s capital. As Barack Obama embarked on his second presidential term, the challenges facing his administration -- and the nation -- are making headlines.
posted on January 3, 2013 at 12:00 AM
One year into the Civil War, additional Union troops were rushed to Washington D.C. to protect the nation's capitol from rapidly advancing Confederate forces.
With his back against the wall, President Abraham Lincoln struggled to unite a...
posted on February 24, 2012 at 11:04 AM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Thousands of precariously leaning, rotting barns with peeling paint and missing boards dot America's rural landscape.
The aging relics hold a certain romance for many, and interest is growing in numerous states in saving...
posted on June 17, 2011 at 2:06 PM
The National Archives opens its first exhibit Friday on the history of U.S. food and the government's effect on the nation's diet. "What's Cooking Uncle Sam?" is a departure for the Archives, which more often deals with issues of presidential...
posted on May 20, 2011 at 4:05 PM
More than 75 years ago Harold Brock began building farm machinery that resulted in the production of iconic American tractors.
posted on March 31, 2011 at 11:03 AM
In 1985, Willie Nelson called on his friends in music to organize a groundbreaking concert called Farm Aid to help a struggling rural America.
posted on December 10, 2010 at 11:12 AM
Ride along as Market to Market retraces the steps, or hoofbeats, of the Pony Express. This year marked the 150th Anniversary of the legendary mail service.
posted on November 6, 2009 at 3:11 PM
Springfield, Ill (AP) - The Illinois State Museum has launched a Web site dedicated to the history of Illinois Agriculture.
posted on July 24, 2009 at 8:07 PM
The Historic Barn and Farm Foundation of Pennsylvania works to preserve its icon barns.
posted on October 17, 2008 at 8:10 PM
CHICAGO (AP) -- Ramon Ibarra remembers his backbreaking days repairing railroads in the Southwest, a contract job for which he left Mexico in 1942 as part of a guest worker program.
posted on August 15, 2008 at 8:08 PM
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo (AP) -- If there is a place where heaven and hell meet, it's here.
posted on August 10, 2007 at 8:08 PM
BETHEL, N.Y - (AP) The famous farm near the alfalfa field that drew 400,000 people to Woodstock for three days of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll is up for sale.
posted on April 27, 2007 at 8:04 PM
A narrow wooden desk in a corner of an Ozarks farmhouse has been known to move visitors to tears.
posted on February 16, 2007 at 8:02 PM
Spanish explorers introduced the first modern horses and burros to the New World in the 16th century. Today, direct descendants of those domestic animals are roaming free in remote portions of the American West. The Bureau of Land Management is...