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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

Colorado River shortage: What happens when the water runs dry?

Aug 16, 2013
The Bureau of Reclamation declares the first water shortage for the Colorado River basin, which provides water for tens of millions of people and large agricultural regions.
Posted In: colorado, water, enviroment, Agriculture

How the price of corn matters

Aug 12, 2013
Corn prices are down more than 40 percent from last year's highs.
Posted In: corn, Agriculture

Chafing at the high price of U.S. wheat

Aug 8, 2013
American wheat growers are facing stiff competition this year from cheaper crops in Romania and the Ukraine.
Posted In: wheat, Agriculture, farms

Tobacco crop threatened by excessive rain in Kentucky, Georgia

Jul 15, 2013
Tobacco is a drought resistant plant. But this year, the weather has been anything but dry in major tobacco growing states like Kentucky, North Carolina and Georgia.
Posted In: Agriculture, farming, weather, kentucky, Georgia

Food stamps may be cut from new farm bill

Jul 8, 2013
In an effort to get it passed, some in Congress want to split the food-stamps part of the bill from the farm subsidy part.
Posted In: farm bill, Congress, food stamps, Agriculture

The meaning behind means testing for crop insurance

Jun 11, 2013
Tucked into the farm bill is language that would add means testing to the federally subsidized crop insurance program.
Posted In: farm bill, crop insurance, Agriculture

The orange economy: Prices shoot up in hurricane season

May 31, 2013
An orange grower in Florida is not exactly celebrating high orange prices.
Posted In: fruit, oranges, Agriculture

Agriculture Secretary keeps eye on farm bill, organic farming

May 15, 2013
Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack hopes organic farming will help financially strapped small-scale farmers.
Posted In: farm bill, Agriculture, farming, Organic farming

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