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Program to lure Dutch dairy farmers to U.S. turns sour

Mar 23, 2011
Iowa was among several Midwest states to entice dairy farmers to relocate from the Netherlands. But more than a quarter of those operations have failed.
Posted In: Agriculture

Which country produces the most tobacco?

Mar 9, 2011
Stephan Richter of The Globalist offers his latest question, this time about the world's largest producer of tobacco.
Posted In: Agriculture

Global climate change contributes to shrinking food supply

Mar 3, 2011
A United Nations food agency said today that global food prices reached record highs in February, and warned that rising oil prices could prompt...
Posted In: Agriculture, Food, food prices, United Nations, World Bank, world economies

Italians urged to boycott mobbed-up tomatoes

Feb 9, 2011
Alessandro di Pietro, host of the Italian daytime show "'Occhino alla Spesa" (which translates as "keeping an eye on the shopping") urged his viewers to boycott Sicily's famous Pachino tomatoes. di Peitro claims the mafia is controlling distribution of the popular food.
Posted In: Agriculture, Food

MID-DAY UPDATE: Egypt, Australia , and job numbers

Feb 2, 2011
Egyptian protesters in Cairo -- both opponents and supporters of President Mubarak's leadership -- are clashing today after the leader conceded to...
Posted In: Agriculture, Australia, Citigroup, cyclone, Egypt, EMI, flood, Internet, Jobs, mid-day update, Mubarak, The Beatles

Orange crops squeezed by cold weather, incurable disease

Jan 19, 2011
Orange juice, an American breakfast table staple, may eventually become a rare treat if damaged crops continue to sour the citrus industry. For ...
Posted In: Agriculture, citrus, crop

The outlook on food prices

Jan 15, 2011
Food prices are climbing higher and higher. Adriene Hill explains what's going on to Steve Chiotakis, and talks about who might be profiting from the price spike.
Posted In: Agriculture, Food

What's pushing food prices up?

Jan 13, 2011
The cost of groceries continues to climb. Marketplace's Adriene Hill takes a look at the factors that are causing the increase.
Posted In: Agriculture, Food

MIDDAY UPDATE: Price spikes in agricultural commodities, Companies to watch in 2011

Jan 13, 2011
The price of agricultural commodities has spiked since last summer, according to a report from the U.S. Agriculture Department. Increasing demand...
Posted In: Agriculture, commodities, corn, demand, economic growth, Fastenal, Food, food prices, food riots, Manpower, mid-day update, Qualcomm, wheat

Growing coffee in China's tea country

Jan 10, 2011
Tea has been an intrinsic part of Chinese culture for thousands of years, but with more urban Chinese demanding coffee, more tea farmers in China's tea-growing regions are also growing coffee.
Posted In: Agriculture, China

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