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Crop Mobs build community on the farm

Aug 6, 2010
There's a movement afoot for the landless to help out on sustainable and community farms -- not for money, but not for free either. The model of this movement is based on an age old economic model: the barter system. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Agriculture

Stockpiles, U.S. farmers might pick up wheat slack

Aug 6, 2010
The surging price of wheat has raised fears that other grain-growing countries might begin hoarding their own supplies. But the U.S. might also be able to help with the shortage.
Posted In: Agriculture, Food

What's making farmers markets grow?

Aug 4, 2010
The USDA says the number of farmers' markets shot up 16% in the last year. Why? Adriene Hill reports.
Posted In: Agriculture, Food

Louisiana shrimpers getting set to return to work

Aug 4, 2010
Louisiana officials meet tomorrow to set the start of the fall shrimping season in the Gulf of Mexico. Not everyone is thrilled at the idea of going back to the work.
Posted In: Agriculture, Oil

Wheat prices leap up, droughts in Russia, Australia and Argentina to blame?

Aug 3, 2010
Poor wheat harvests around the world, particularly Russia, are blamed for the more than 50 percent increase of the price of wheat. But U.S. farmers, who've had healthy harvests this year, are cashing in.
Posted In: Agriculture

Wheat prices are up and could go even higher

Aug 3, 2010
Scorching heat in Russia has caused wheat crops to wither and sent global wheat prices up 50 percent since the end of June.
Posted In: Agriculture

BLT sandwiches and pork ribs more expensive this summer

Aug 2, 2010
Pork prices typically rise in the summer, when there's more demand, but after a few tough years for the hog market, the price for bacon and pork ribs are even higher than usual.
Posted In: Agriculture, Food

Medfly discovery threatens Florida agriculture

Jul 21, 2010
Florida agriculture authorities say they've found 57 Mediterranean fruit flies, an invasive species that threatens 250 different vegetables, fruits, and nuts and can do damage to the state's $100 billion agricultural industry.
Posted In: Agriculture

Farm fields instead of battle fields

Jul 19, 2010
National guardsmen are learning how to take care of livestock and take soil samples in an effort to help Afghanis establish a stable livelihood, and perhaps better withstand pressures to work for the Taliban.
Posted In: Agriculture

Farm workers say: 'Take Our Jobs'

Jun 28, 2010
Farm workers are tired of hearing that illegal immigrants are stealing jobs from Americans. Now one group is turning the tables and offering to put Americans to work in the agricultural industry. Jeff Tyler reports on the "Take Our Jobs" campaign.
Posted In: Agriculture, Immigration, Jobs

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