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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

Citrus disease threatens California fruit trees

Apr 17, 2012
The citrus disease known as “Huanlongbing” has been raging for seven years, killing millions of orange and grapefruit trees across Florida. Now it’s been detected in California.
Posted In: Agriculture, oranges

Weird weather vexes alfalfa farmers

Apr 13, 2012
A warm winter followed by frosts has Wisconsin farmers confused about when to harvest alfalfa. It’s the main food source for dairy cows.
Posted In: Agriculture, farming, alfalfa, crop, cows

Farmers may plant corn, soybeans a few weeks early

Mar 23, 2012
Some farmers in the Midwest are planting crops earlier than usual because of hot weather. But there's a risk of losing it all if a spring freeze hits.
Posted In: Agriculture, corn, farming

Iowa's 'ag gag' sponsor defends bill

Mar 1, 2012
Iowa's state legislature passed a bill that would crack down on anyone trying to secretly document animal conditions at farming facilities. Animal rights activists are outraged, but the bill's sponsor says it's a necessary measure to protect private property.
Posted In: Agriculture, Iowa, whistleblowers, animal rights

The future of food in a warming world

Feb 27, 2012
Bangladesh, once a poster child for the food crisis, has made dramatic progress. But will our changing climate sweep away the gains?
Posted In: Food, Bangladesh, climate change, Agriculture

The journey from farm to the dinner table

Feb 21, 2012
In her new book, journalist Tracie MacMillan explores the various ways that Americans grow, buy, sell and eat their food.
Posted In: Food, Agriculture, Walmart, produce

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