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Organic work aids fertilizer-free crops

Jan 4, 2010
Fertilizer is costly and scarce in Rwanda, and some farmers struggle to produce crops in the barren soil. But some are learning to overcome these conditions by using cost-effective organic techniques. Gregory Warner reports.
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Public money may keep sprawl in check

Dec 9, 2009
The days of farmland being bulldozed to make way for shopping malls or housing complexes are gone for now. And one Michigan county is in no mood to see those days come back. Dustin Dwyer reports.
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Dairy farmers find more green in grass

Oct 14, 2009
Some New Zealand immigrants in Missouri are working to persuade American dairy farmers that changing the way they feed their cows could save money in the long run. Maureen McCollum reports.
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Urban farming takes root in Detroit

Oct 8, 2009
A collaborative movement between a Michigan farmer and a Detroit environmentalist is taking gardening to another level in the Motor City. Phillip Martin reports.
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Ag bill favors small dairy farmers

Oct 1, 2009
The House and Senate have agreed to reconcile different versions of an agriculture bill worth about $23 billion, which includes a bailout for dairy farmers. Joel Rose explores who the bill would help most.
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Dairy farmers face shrinking paychecks

Sep 18, 2009
An over supply of milk and a drop in international demand have sent prices paid to farmers to their lowest levels in 30 years. Farmers are blaming lack of competition -- and getting the Justice Department involved. John Dillon reports.
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Herbicide sales hurt Monsanto's profits

Sep 10, 2009
Monsanto, the world's largest seed company, will be falling short on their earnings this year. That'll end eight years of gain. Jeremy Hobson reports.
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Recession finally hits the farm

Aug 28, 2009
Up til now, farmers have survived the recession relatively unscathed. But according to a forecast by the U.S. Agriculture Department, farm profits will fall 38% this year. How will this play out at the grocery store? Jeff Tyler reports.
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Sowing seeds that will take the heat

Aug 25, 2009
As the planet warms, fewer crops will survive the summer heat. Yet the world's population will keep growing. Some scientists are responding by keeping seeds on ice for future generations, but one Arizona seed farm is cultivating them in the desert sun. Sam Eaton reports.
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Rural areas' hard times not in the stats

Aug 17, 2009
Nebraska has one of the nation's lowest unemployment rates at 5%. But numbers that may look good on paper don't always translate well in real life -- especially in real rural life. Sarah McCammon reports.
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