Solar panels have been cropping up on rural farms across America, as more farmers capitalize on a $300 million federal renewable energy program that assists with the cost of installation. But the program's growing popularity could be its downfall.
The government shutdown means the FDA has furloughed 45 percent of its workers, and the agency's routine food inspections have been put on hold. Experts warn that even a short government shutdown could be a lasting problem for the already underfunded FDA.
Farmers markets sport an increasing variety of labels: from locally grown to certified organic to certified naturally grown. What does it all mean? Farmers are trying to figure out what consumers of natural food really want.