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The bananapocalypse is upon us

Mar 6, 2014
The world’s fourth most valuable crop is threatened by a fungus.
Posted In: bananas, fruit, fungus, pathogen, Agriculture

Climate change is making English wine better

Feb 21, 2014
Climate change is reversing the fortunes of a once derided industry.
Posted In: wine, Britain, United Kingdom, UK, France, Agriculture

Corn farmers eye other crops for next year

Jan 14, 2014
Corn farmers like Keith Alverson in Chester, South Dakota are readjusting their plans for spring amid dropping corn prices.
Posted In: corn, Agriculture, farming

Will farmers feed their livestock fewer antibiotics?

Dec 12, 2013
As the FDA tries to curb antibiotic use on the farms, what are the economics of feeding antibiotics to livestock and poultry?
Posted In: farm, Agriculture, antibiotics

How a little Asian bug is crushing the U.S. OJ business

Dec 4, 2013
Citrus greening is putting the squeeze on orange juice farmers, producers and futures traders. It's driving up OJ prices and making big changes to the business.
Posted In: Agriculture, Florida, citrus, oranges, crops

Australia to Archer Daniels Midland: No

Nov 29, 2013
The Australian government blocks the American food-processing giant from acquiring Australia's biggest grain distributor
Posted In: Australia, Agriculture, farming, Food

No GrainCorp for ADM

Nov 29, 2013
Australia has rejected a $2.6 billion bid by Archer Daniels Midland -- to buy one of Australia’s largest grain companies.
Posted In: Agriculture

Phosphorous: Where Morocco is OPEC

Nov 7, 2013
The BBC's Justin Rowlatt has a new series that looks at the economics behind chemical elements.
Posted In: phosphorus, Morocco, fertilizer, Agriculture

Farming: The next big industry

Oct 21, 2013
A strong agricultural economy has farming attracting more young people.
Posted In: farming, youth, boom, Agriculture

Sioux Falls: The economic center of the universe

Sep 4, 2013
You've probably had a taste of something made in Sioux Falls, South Dakota -- and you didn't even know it.
Posted In: South Dakota, Agriculture, James Fallows

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