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Should only farmers be allowed to sell in farmers markets?

May 21, 2015
Defining what a farmers market is can be difficult.
Posted In: farmers market, farmers, Nashville
Pecans are considered a natural substitute for walnuts.

As walnut prices rise, consumers look to pecans

May 18, 2015
With years of drought in California affecting nut production, some farmers are looking at other places and other nuts to grow.
Posted In: pecans, California drought, farmers
Railways

Farmers, big oil fight over railroad access in Dakotas

Jan 12, 2015
"Grain cars were unhooked so the locomotives could hook onto oil," one farmer says. Dakota railroads tell another story.
Posted In: Oil, Agriculture, farmers, dakotas
Oranges on a tree in Fort Pierce, Florida.

Why it's hard times for citrus growers

Dec 31, 2014
A deadly tree disease and decreased demand are among the problems facing citrus growers.
Posted In: citrus, oranges, farmers, commodities

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

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