Oct 4, 2012 Recent rain in Missouri has helped drought-stricken farmers. Cattle rancher Ken Lenox says the grass is practically jumping out of the ground. Despite the promise of new feed, hay prices remain high, and ranchers are closely guarding what they have.
Sep 14, 2012 It's not easy to maintain a beautiful lawn...especially when there's no water.
Sep 6, 2012 Global food prices are expected to rise in the long term as population grows, but a new study warns that severe weather events like this year's drought in the U.S. could spike prices higher suddenly.
Apr 19, 2013 Eunice, in a dusty corner of New Mexico, rode the ups and downs of the oil business for decades. Then a nuclear-processing plant came calling, and Eunice welcomed its jobs.
Aug 31, 2012 Missouri cattle rancher Ken Lenox is happy for several inches of rain from the remnants of Hurricane Isaac.
Aug 29, 2012 Despite, or perhaps because of, the Midwest drought, farmers are projected to make serious profits. But individual farmers will experience very different results.
Aug 29, 2012 The parched Midwest will get rain after Hurricane Isaac moves inland, but it won't be enough to end drought conditions.
Aug 23, 2012 New data from Gallup shows that 25 percent of Mississippi residents have struggled to feed their families at some point over the last 12 months. On average, 18 percent of respondents in the U.S. say they've lacked money for food at least once recently.
Aug 23, 2012 Conservative political nonprofit continue to blanket airwaves with attack ads in Senate races.
Aug 21, 2012 Oil refineries are among the many industries that use large volumes of water. A refinery in water-parched southern California turned to waste water for its needs.