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High-tech farm investment unphased by election

Feb 2, 2012
Farmers in the Midwest hardly notice it's an election year. When times are good, as they are now in Nebraska, farmers make high-priced investments in hopes of more profitable crops next year.
Posted In: Nebraska, Agriculture, farming

New 2012 farm bill could end some crop subsidies

Feb 1, 2012
In Nebraska, where agriculture is booming right now, farmers say they aren't worried about possible changes or even if the decades-old direct subsidies disappear altogether. They just want the cuts in farm programs to be fair and equitable.
Posted In: Nebraska, farming, Agriculture, subsidy, crop

Nebraska manufacturers make dramatic comeback

Jan 31, 2012
How employees at one Nebraska manufacturer pulled together to survive recession, and now the future seems brighter than ever.
Posted In: 2012 election, Nebraska, manufacturing, Agriculture

The drought that keeps on taking

Dec 28, 2011
Poised to become the worst two-year drought on record, the Texas drought will be felt far into 2012.
Posted In: texas, drought, Agriculture

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

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