Here are 10 top stories Americans followed in 2013, ranked by respondents to a Monitor/TIPP poll according to the percentage who said they followed the story very closely.
Tyson Foods has won a bid to acquire Hillshire Brands for $7.7 billion, beating out an offer from Pilgrim's Pride. A look at what led up to the bidding war for Hillshire, ultimately resulting in Tyson making one of the biggest meat industry mergers ever.
An initiative from the International Fund for Agricultural development helps female farmers in Zambia with HIV raise goats. It's part of movement to reduce rural poverty in Zambia.
Shaun Strobel founded the first community supported fishery (CSF) on North America's West Coast in Vancouver, British Columbia. Food Tank asked him about the growing importance of buying directly from local fishermen and problems with today's global fisheries.
Hillshire Brands faces a takeover bid from Pilgrim's Pride, which would expand its business beyond fresh and frozen chicken into a variety of packaged meats including Ball Park hot dogs and Jimmy Dean sausages. The deal would derail Hillshire Brands' planned takeover of Pinnacle Foods.
Although women make up at least 43 percent of the agricultural labor force worldwide, they typically lack access to education, extension services, land, and credit. Here's a look at six groups looking to give women more power in this industry.