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Farmers' trust in futures industry wanes

Jul 13, 2012
In the wake of Peregine Financial and MF Global scandals, many farmers are losing faith in commodities brokerages they used to rely on. Regulators and futures industry leaders are hoping to restore confidence with increased oversight and account insurance.
Posted In: Peregrine Financial, MF Global, Agriculture, futures

U.S. supply of sour cherries nearly wiped out this season

Jul 13, 2012
Freak weather in Michigan has annihilated orchards of sour cherries, meaning you should expect to see cranberries replacing them in your trail mix soon.
Posted In: Agriculture, cherries

Stalking corn prices

Jul 12, 2012
Corn may play a bigger role in the economy than you think. And when prices rise, the effect is wide.
Posted In: corn, drought, Agriculture, food costs

As temperatures fall, farmers still worried about crops

Jul 9, 2012
The heat wave is cooling off. But in parts of the Midwest, that is little consolation to farmers whose crops have been badly damaged by the heat, as well as a drought that's being called the worst in decades.
Posted In: Agriculture, farming, drought

Large farms may have to pay more to insure crops

Jul 5, 2012
The Senate's version of the Farm Bill eliminates some key funding for farmers, especially those who make more than $750,000 a year.
Posted In: farm bill, farming, Agriculture

Farming in the hottest city in the country

Jul 2, 2012
Hill City, Kansas, has been seeing temperatures reach as high as 115 degrees for several days. Ace Billups, a farmer there, talks about the heat's impact on his business.
Posted In: farming, heat waves, Agriculture

Colorado cantaloupe growers try to spring back

May 25, 2012
Last fall, a listeria outbreak in cantaloupes traced to a Colorado farm killed 30 people around the country. The economic fallout from the tragedy has been far reaching.
Posted In: cantaloupe, Agriculture

Cattle futures bounce back despite case of Mad Cow

Apr 25, 2012
The case of Mad Cow in California put a few South Korean retailers off of buying U.S. beef temporarily. But Canadian and Japanese importers haven't flinched.
Posted In: Agriculture, mad cow disease, cows, cattle

Mad Cow disease detected in California dairy cow

Apr 24, 2012
It's the fourth such cow found in the U.S. food chain in the past nine years, but the U.S. Department of Agriculture says there's no reason consumers should worry.
Posted In: Agriculture, cows

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on the Farm Bill

Apr 20, 2012
For now, the Farm Bill has stalled in Congress. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack talks about why the bill is vital to farmers, and the agriculture industry as a whole.
Posted In: Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, farm bill

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