Does Climate Change Affect Wheat Crops?

By UMA CANTONE, age 10 PHOTO: Wikimedia Commons “Wheat is one of the world’s most important food crops,” says Dr. Senthold Asseng, a professor at University of Florida. We lose 6 percent of our wheat crops for every degree Celsius the temperature rises. That is...

No Rain, No Corn

Michael Scuse, Undersecretary for Farm and Foreign Agriculture Service explains to a reporter how the drought destroyed corn crops in Idaville, White County, Indiana on Thursday, July 19, 2012. PHOTO: USDA/Jacob Maxwell. By ELIYA AHMAD, age 11 In the Midwest, the...

Sustainable Agriculture

By AMANDA VENDER Illustration: Gary Martin The average food product on our table travels 1,500 to 2,500 miles to get there, so it’s hard to know where it came from or how it was made. Food production is now a profitable business controlled by a handful of...