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Probationers could be allowed to work on farms in Georgia

Jun 16, 2011
In response to the state's new strict immigration law, and the shortage of farmers that followed, Georgia governor Nathan Deal has proposed allowing probationers to fill the void on farms.
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Miracle-Gro in your pot

Jun 14, 2011
Fertilizer producer Scotts eyes the huge, legal marijuana market.
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USDA: Corn stocks at near-historic lows

Jun 9, 2011
And since corn is in everything from food to fuel, prices all over the world could rise.
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Corn supply, and its effect on food prices

Jun 9, 2011
The floods in the Midwest are hurting corn supply, which could affect the rest of the food industry.
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Latest crop problem: A late spring in the West

Jun 2, 2011
The West may be free of tornadoes and drought, but it has its own weather problems. A cool wet spring is damaging some crops, and delaying others.
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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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