Price for refined sugar hits sweet spot

Jun 28, 2010
Last year's sugar-cane crops were much weaker than expected worldwide, which sent prices climbing. And last week the price for refined, white sugar reached a 22-year high. Why? Eve Troeh reports.
Posted In: Agriculture, Food

Urban farmers see opportunity in Detroit

Jun 2, 2010
Detroit farm enthusiasts want to turn the vacant one-third of the city into the world's foremost laboratory for urban agriculture.
Posted In: Agriculture

Why you're paying more for beef

May 28, 2010
Got extra change? You'll need it this Memorial Day weekend when stocking up on your grilling supplies. Erika Aguilar reports beef prices are nudging up.
Posted In: Agriculture

Industries keep eye on financial reform

May 28, 2010
It's just not Wall Steeters who are keeping a close eye on the financial reform bills Congress is reconciling, but car dealers, farmers and airlines. Steve Chiotakis speaks to Marketplace's Washington correspondent, Nancy Marshall-Genzer.
Posted In: Agriculture, Airlines, Auto

Gov't squishy on catfish inspections

May 12, 2010
U.S. farmers say imported catfish should be more rigorously inspected, but some suspect it's just a ploy to cut off competition. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Agriculture

Farmers differ on climate change path

Apr 21, 2010
The climate change debate has stirred up Midwest farmers over how to move to a carbon-free economy. Jay Field reports.
Posted In: Agriculture

Farmers profit off gene-modified crops

Apr 13, 2010
A panel from the National Research Council released a report evaluating the profitability of using genetically-modified crops. Caitlan Carroll reports.
Posted In: Agriculture

Squeezing the juice out of extra berries

Apr 5, 2010
Snag a great deal on strawberries lately? A good deal for you means a bad year for some farmers. Florida farmer Gary Wishnatzki talks with Kai Ryssdal about how cold weather has led to a flood of extra berries on the market and how his strawberry season is going.
Posted In: Agriculture, Food

Gang of factors causing bee die-off

Mar 25, 2010
Honeybees are continuing to die off at an alarming pace to beekeepers, and the cause still eludes experts. But a new study shows a combination of factors from disease to pesticides may be partially to blame. Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Agriculture, Food, Health, Science

Ag business opens door for immigrants

Mar 19, 2010
A congressional bill would provide immigrant farm workers a path to citizenship if they continue to work in agriculture. Farm management leaders say the move is vital to their industry. Jeff Tyler explains why.
Posted In: Agriculture, Immigration