A view of burned stumps as peatland forest is cleared by burning for a palm oil plantation.

Large companies stoke the fires in Indonesia’s peatlands

Nov 5, 2015
Vegetation has been cleared by burning for years, but now it’s out of control.
Posted In: Agriculture, crops, Indonesia
Pumpkin stand along the Pacific Coast Highway in California. Nearly all pumpkin production originates in Illinois.

A scary season for pumpkins

Oct 7, 2015
Also, let's stop with the whole pumpkin spice craze.
Posted In: pumpkins, pumpkin pie, crops
Ears of corn on display at the 2014 Iowa State Fair in Des Moines.

The environmental cost of corn

Apr 6, 2015
Plowing more land for corn means a bigger carbon footprint.
Posted In: corn, crops, food industry, farming
Alex Edgington, on his farm near St. Ansgar, Iowa.

In Iowa, big corn crop presents a problem

Sep 18, 2014
A record corn crop, paradoxically, means hard times for farmers.
Posted In: crop, crops

How too much corn spells trouble far beyond the fields

Aug 26, 2014
Corn production could hit a record high this year and that's an issue.
Posted In: corn, crops, Agriculture, whiteboard

As waters rise, Mekong rice farmers switch to shrimp

Aug 21, 2014
Salinization of the Mekong Delta is pushing a move toward a new crop: shrimp.
Posted In: crops, shrimp, drought, Vietnam

How a little Asian bug is crushing the U.S. OJ business

Dec 4, 2013
Citrus greening is putting the squeeze on orange juice farmers, producers and futures traders. It's driving up OJ prices and making big changes to the business.
Posted In: Agriculture, Florida, citrus, oranges, crops