Biodiesel fuel containing winter canola oil is pumped into a school bus.
Moving dairy cows out of climate-controlled barns and onto the land may help to lessen the ecological impact of dairy farming without any corresponding loss of production.
When it comes to aquaculture, many teachers know diving into the business with hands-on training is the way to build students' skills. USDA has provided some of these educators funding to turn fish tanks into classrooms with excellent results.
Earlier this month, USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) spent two weeks contacting farmers and ranchers to find out how much U.S. farmland is planted to specific crops and to determine the number of livestock on U.S. farms and ranches.