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 10, 2012 The U.S. drought is fueling a corn shortage that's driving up prices around the globe. And yet, federal support for corn ethanol -- a fuel additive -- means some 40 percent of U.S. corn will be turned into ethanol this year.
Aug 10, 2012 The Midwestern drought is taking its toll on the corn crop, but over the years, more and more acres have been devoted to corn.
Jul 19, 2012 Farmers in dry areas who rely on irrigation start off better in a drought than farmers who count on rain. But when water tables fall, irrigation starts to shut down.
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 14, 2012 At nearly 100, YouTube phenomenon Clara Cannucciari has been inspiring viewers with her "poor man's meals."
Jul 12, 2012 Corn may play a bigger role in the economy than you think. And when prices rise, the effect is wide.
Jul 11, 2012 The food assistance program grew from rural efforts to get urban support for farm subsidies.
Jul 10, 2012 But with so many competing brands, is there any room in the market for a newcomer?