Stacey Vanek Smith
Jul 26, 2012 The company says using soybean based-oils for the rubber in their tires would be cost-effective for consumers and could reduce Goodyear's oil use by as much as seven million gallons annually.
Jul 24, 2012 Farmers who've escaped the drought are pulling in high prices for their crops.
Jul 19, 2012 Cattle ranchers in the Midwest face some tough decisions as their pastures bake with little to no rain.
Jul 19, 2012 Soybean prices have reached a record high, and corn prices are near records in the midst of a rough drought across the Midwest. It could impact all of us soon in the form of higher prices for everything from cereal to chicken.
Jul 13, 2012 In the wake of Peregine Financial and MF Global scandals, many farmers are losing faith in commodities brokerages they used to rely on. Regulators and futures industry leaders are hoping to restore confidence with increased oversight and account insurance.
Jul 13, 2012 Freak weather in Michigan has annihilated orchards of sour cherries, meaning you should expect to see cranberries replacing them in your trail mix soon.
Jul 12, 2012 Corn may play a bigger role in the economy than you think. And when prices rise, the effect is wide.
Jul 9, 2012 The heat wave is cooling off. But in parts of the Midwest, that is little consolation to farmers whose crops have been badly damaged by the heat, as well as a drought that's being called the worst in decades.
Jul 5, 2012 The Senate's version of the Farm Bill eliminates some key funding for farmers, especially those who make more than $750,000 a year.