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Extreme weather could prove costly for taxpayers

May 26, 2011
A historic flood and drought in the same year are making this a rough season for farmers. And if you pay federal taxes, then you subsidize the crop insurance industry.
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Cocoa production is up

May 9, 2011
But demand remains around the same. And the high price of other ingredients in chocolate means chocolate lovers will still need to pay.
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Drought takes economic toll on Texas

May 6, 2011
While the Mississippi River floods 400 miles away, Texas finds itself in its driest period in 100 years.
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Damper on corn planting season

May 4, 2011
Floods and wet weather have corn farmers worried across the U.S. grain belt. Supplies are tight and could get tighter.
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Levee breach spares town but douses harvest hopes for many farmers

May 3, 2011
The Army Corps of Engineers' move to blow up an agricultural levee saves Cairo, Ill., from flooding, but inundates prime growing land in Missouri, costing farmers hundreds of millions in losses.
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Missouri flood control threatens farmland

May 3, 2011
The Army Corps of Engineers has created a large hole in a Missouri levee to regulate potential flooding of the Ohio River. Mississippi, Missouri county clerk Hubert Delay explains what this means for his county's economy.
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Army engineers blast Missouri levee to save town

May 3, 2011
In an effort to divert rising floodwaters, the Army Corps of Engineers created large holes in a levee along the Mississippi River. The move could flood up to 130,000 acres of viable farmland.
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Texas wheat farmers suffer through another drought

Apr 22, 2011
Many growing regions haven't had any real rain since September, and crop insurance premiums are rising.
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Cuts on farm subsidies could be major for European agriculture

Apr 12, 2011
European farmers rely greatly on government subsidies, but some EU countries are looking to get that help decreased.
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Rooster feathers prized by fishermen are now popular in hair salons

Apr 11, 2011
Competition between anglers and stylists threatens a shortage of rooster feathers. Producers look to boost supply.
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