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Corn prices plummet, will the price of Cheerios?

Apr 4, 2013
Corn prices are tanking amid stuffed silos and plans for the country’s biggest planting in decades.
Posted In: corn, Agriculture, food and drink

What's at stake for farmers in immigration debate

Feb 7, 2013
As President Obama meets with Congress today to discuss immigration policy, the U.S. agriculture industry looks on with hopes for reform.
Posted In: Immigration, Agriculture, Obama

The robot in the garden -- coming soon

Dec 4, 2012
Nurseries spend a lot of effort moving potted plants and trees from one place to another. Robots may replace low-paying, seasonal, grueling work.
Posted In: robots, Agriculture

The science (and business) of sowing seeds

Sep 17, 2012
Author Janisse Ray talks about her new book "The Seed Underground," which explores why many farmers today aren't using the seeds their grandfathers used.
Posted In: genetically modified food, Agriculture

Missouri cattle rancher still hopes for rain

Aug 10, 2012
Cattle rancher Ken Lenox says farmers in Missouri are struggling with the Midwest drought. Some have resorted to tapping wells they haven't used in decades to provide water for their herds.
Posted In: Agriculture, drought, cattle, farm, ranch, missouri

U.S. ag secretary on the drought's effect on food prices

Aug 9, 2012
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack discusses what the drought will mean for farmers and food prices, and the administration's plans to try and help.
Posted In: drought, food prices, Agriculture

How the drought has been affecting you

Jul 31, 2012
Our listeners weigh in on how the devastating drought in the Midwest has changed the way they do business.
Posted In: drought, Agriculture

Outside of drought areas, farmers predict strong year

Jul 24, 2012
Farmers who've escaped the drought are pulling in high prices for their crops.
Posted In: farming, Agriculture, drought

Missouri cattle farmer struggles through Midwest drought

Jul 19, 2012
Cattle ranchers in the Midwest face some tough decisions as their pastures bake with little to no rain.
Posted In: Agriculture, cattle, drought, disaster

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack on the worst drought in decades

Jul 19, 2012
Soybean prices have reached a record high, and corn prices are near records in the midst of a rough drought across the Midwest. It could impact all of us soon in the form of higher prices for everything from cereal to chicken.
Posted In: Agriculture, drought, corn, Tom Vilsack

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