Fewer trees in Texas

Dec 22, 2011
The Lone Star State loses as many as half a billion trees in 2011 -- and that's not including the wildfires.
Posted In: drought, texas, Agriculture

'Chicken feed' loses meaning

Nov 21, 2011
Tyson Foods profits took a dive due to higher grain costs.
Posted In: chicken, Agriculture, food costs

Italy's other crisis: White truffle shortage

Nov 9, 2011
A dry summer has hurt the white truffle harvest in Italy, leaving an impact on the usually lucrative market.
Posted In: Agriculture

The great pumpkin shortage!

Sep 20, 2011
Growers say Hurricane Irene's final trick on the Northeast is a devastated autumn pumpkin harvest.
Posted In: Agriculture

Hold that PB&J -- peanut prices are going up

Sep 14, 2011
This final note today, courtesy of the U.S. Department of Agriculture -- and, incidentally, bad news for the children of the Ryssdal household. ...
Posted In: Agriculture, drought, peanut, prices

The end of phosphorus

Sep 12, 2011
A key ingredient in fertilizer, phosphorus is becoming more rare, more expensive -- which is stimulating some innovative ways to find more.
Posted In: Agriculture

Security costs skyrocketed in private sector after 9/11

Sep 7, 2011
It's estimated that U.S. private businesses have spent at least an extra $10 billion a year on security since 9/11, for even the least expected sort of threats.
Posted In: Agriculture

Texas drought means higher beef prices

Sep 2, 2011
Prices will rise for ground beef first, then steaks, as ranchers begin culling their herds due to extreme drought.
Posted In: Agriculture

Hot temps melt away Texas' agriculture business

Aug 22, 2011
Record heat has Texas farmers and ranchers scrambling to stay in business.
Posted In: Agriculture

Mixed outlook for nation's farmers

Aug 15, 2011
As extreme weather drives up commodities prices, it's translating into higher prices for consumers and more profits for unaffected farmers.
Posted In: Agriculture