Corn stalks suffering from drought conditions are seen on a farm on August 7, 2012 in Mechanicsville, Maryland. The agriculture industry in certain parts of Maryland has been suffering lack of rain and high temperatures.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Agriculture the Most Promising Market for Drones

Idaho farmer Robert Blair isn’t waiting around for federal aviation officials to work out rules for drones. He and a friend built their own, outfitting it with cameras and using it to monitor his 1,500 acres.


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Maryland Withdraws Proposed Fertilizer Regulations

The Maryland Department of Agriculture is withdrawing proposed fertilizer regulations.


Wind mills are seen in a corn field on Aug. 7, 2012 near Colo, Iowa. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Environmental Group: Corn Ethanol ‘An Ecological Disaster’

The hills of southern Iowa bear the scars of America’s push for green energy: The brown gashes where rain has washed away the soil. The polluted streams that dump fertilizer into the water supply.


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Md. Farmers to Discuss Keeping Agriculture Alive

How to keep agriculture alive in Montgomery and Frederick counties is the subject of a conference this weekend in Rockville.