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Popcorn subsidy up for debate in Farm Bill

Jun 15, 2012
An amendment in the current Farm Bill would keep government protection for popcorn crops. Popcorn is a tiny kernel in U.S. agriculture, but without the subsidy prices of your favorite movie snack could rise.
Posted In: farm bill, corn, Food

Farmers may plant corn, soybeans a few weeks early

Mar 23, 2012
Some farmers in the Midwest are planting crops earlier than usual because of hot weather. But there's a risk of losing it all if a spring freeze hits.
Posted In: Agriculture, corn, farming

Cereal killer: Corn crop could be worst since 2005

Sep 12, 2011
The USDA had some bad news for people who like to eat corn-based products today. The hot, dry summer is to blame for what's likely to be a poor c...
Posted In: corn

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

MID-DAY UPDATE: Corn prices hit a two-year high -- what's that mean for you and me?

Oct 12, 2010
Corn futures have been climbing ever since the government predicted a light crop. You'll feel that at the grocery store... and at the gas pump....
Posted In: corn, gambling, Google, healthcare, mid-day update, wind power

Heidi's favorite greenwashes of 2009

Dec 21, 2009
Have a dollop of clean coal with your bottled water and compostable cups!...
Posted In: bottled water, clean coal, corn, PLA

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