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Farmers feel ripple effects of the oil boom

Dec 18, 2014
Kai Ryssdal talks to commercial grain farmer Curt Mowery.
Posted In: farmers, Oil, oil prices

Cellphones bring new leverage for farm workers

Dec 18, 2014
Workers in Washington state apple orchards use phones to find best-paying jobs.
Posted In: farm workers, farmers

Food waste provides fertile ground for tech innovators

Oct 27, 2014
New apps connect retailers and restaurants with food charities and composters.
Posted In: Food, farmers, waste
Central Valley farmers drilling water

California farms pumping water to make up for drought

Jul 16, 2014
Farmers face stark cutbacks in irrigation water but are pumping their own
Posted In: California drought 2014, drought, farmers

Drought in the Midwest gives cattle farmers an edge

Jun 17, 2014
The Midwest drought helped Ken Lenox's cattle farming business increase profit.
Posted In: cattle, missouri, farmers, drought

Brazil's drought creates a surge in global coffee prices

May 30, 2014
The world's biggest coffee producing country has been hit with a major drought. And the effects are trickling around the world.
Posted In: coffee, brazil, farmers, bbc

#harvest13: Farmers use social media

Oct 21, 2013
Farmers are using social media services like Twitter to connect with consumers and each other.
Posted In: farmers, farming, social media, Twitter

A veteran serves his country through farming

Nov 9, 2012
Most of us don't think of the words "farmer" and "soldier" together. But surprisingly, farming may be a great option for soldiers returning home from war.
Posted In: farming, farmers, veterans, PTSD

Supermarket sweepstakes: Africa's small farmers encounter the modern grocery store

Sep 26, 2012
The spread of modern grocery chains could lift millions of African farmers out of poverty -- or ruin them.
Posted In: Africa, grocery store, farmers, Food

What are your cows eating? Cookies, ice cream, and more...

Sep 24, 2012
The Midwest drought has withered the nation's corn crop and pushed prices up. Now, the market for alternative feed for cattle is skyrocketing -- sending farmers scrambling for cheaper alternatives, like gummy worms and ice cream sprinkles.
Posted In: corn, animal feed, cows, cattle, farmers, candy