Stacey Vanek Smith
Apr 4, 2013 Corn prices are tanking amid stuffed silos and plans for the country’s biggest planting in decades.
Nov 22, 2012 This summer's drought meant higher corn prices, and turkeys eat a lot of corn. So restaurants -- and you -- will pay more this Thanksgiving.
Sep 24, 2012 The Midwest drought has withered the nation's corn crop and pushed prices up. Now, the market for alternative feed for cattle is skyrocketing -- sending farmers scrambling for cheaper alternatives, like gummy worms and ice cream sprinkles.
Sep 24, 2012 Substitutes for expensive corn feed range from the unprocessed -- straw and cottonseed hulls -- to a teenager's diet -- ice cream, chocolate and gummy worms.
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 12, 2012 Corn may play a bigger role in the economy than you think. And when prices rise, the effect is wide.