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The secret work life of bees

Jun 30, 2015
David Wallace-Wells from New York Magazine discusses the overworked honey bee.
Posted In: honey bee, Agriculture, bee colony collapse, colony collapse
Avocado consumption has been increasing every year since 2010.

U.S. avocado consumption is ripe

Jun 16, 2015
We take a look at what the peak market means for farmers and the industry.
Posted In: avocado, Agriculture, Mexico, cartels

Russia and China team up in agriculture

May 11, 2015
A $2 billion fund will finance agriculture ventures along their border.
Posted In: Russia, China, Agriculture
Dry cracked earth is visible on a cantaloupe farm on Aug. 22, 2014 near Firebaugh, California. With the severe California drought, Central California farming communities have struggled to survive.

In California, farmers' water market is drying up

Apr 14, 2015
The market model for farmers in California who sell water is coming up short.
Posted In: drought, Agriculture, water markets; California

When water runs dry, farmers focus on profit

Apr 8, 2015
Farmers in the dry Central Valley raise the highest-value crops they can grow
Posted In: water, Agriculture, california, drought
The Instagram logo is displayed on an Apple iPhone.

Fun Fact Friday: Social media, still a thing making tons of money

Feb 20, 2015
Catherine Rampell from The Washington Post and Sudeep Reddy of the Wall Street Journal wrap up the week in news. But, what else did we learn this week?
Posted In: Snapchat, instagram, Agriculture

Central Valley farms come at a cost for dry California

Feb 18, 2015
Agriculture uses 80 percent of the water in California
Posted In: water, drought, Agriculture, california
Bees in Los Angeles collect nectar from a flower.

Itinerant bees play an important role in economy

Jan 16, 2015
Without bees, we'd lose $15 billion each year in the U.S. – and $100 billion globally.
Posted In: bees, Environment, Agriculture

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