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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

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.
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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.
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