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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
Railways

Farmers, big oil fight over railroad access in Dakotas

Jan 12, 2015
"Grain cars were unhooked so the locomotives could hook onto oil," one farmer says. Dakota railroads tell another story.
Posted In: Oil, Agriculture, farmers, dakotas
David Fowler by his stand at Washington DC's Eastern Market.

Old old old MacDonald had a farm

Oct 28, 2014
American farmers are older than they ever have been.
Posted In: farming, age of farmers, Agriculture, FFA, National Young Farmers Coalition

Apple growers try to move beyond boom and bust

Oct 17, 2014
Growers are using computers and DNA sequencing to create sweeter, crisper apples.
Posted In: apples, farming, Agriculture

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