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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

Big change to farm subsidies

Mar 11, 2015
Taxpayers are on the hook after changes in the Farm Bill
Posted In: farming, farm bill, subsidies

Why more than half of farmers have a second job

Mar 4, 2015
Soaring land prices are only part of the reason farmers look for additional work.
Posted In: farming, Cargill, Tyson's, second career, land prices

Seaweed: ‘Adventurous' and a $6.4 billion industry

Jan 21, 2015
It's not just a sushi roll wrapper anymore. It's everywhere.
Posted In: seaweed, farming, Food
A John Deere tractor sits in the middle of field of freshly cut tobacco leaves in Owings, Maryland.

John Deere doesn't expect it to be a happy new year

Nov 26, 2014
Crop prices have fallen, so Deere & Co. predicts farmers will buy less equipment.
Posted In: John Deere, tractors, farming
David Fowler by his stand at Washington DC's Eastern Market.

Old old old MacDonald had a farm

Oct 28, 2014
American farmers are older than they ever have been.
Posted In: farming, age of farmers, Agriculture, FFA, National Young Farmers Coalition

Apple growers try to move beyond boom and bust

Oct 17, 2014
Growers are using computers and DNA sequencing to create sweeter, crisper apples.
Posted In: apples, farming, Agriculture

Citrus greening is hurting orange growers in Florida

Oct 17, 2014
The disease has no cure, and production is down in some Florida groves.
Posted In: citrus, crop, farming, Florida
Guar research field, Texas A&M AgriLife, Lubbock, TX.

The boom-and-bust story of a crop called guar

Oct 9, 2014
A plant took on an outsize importance in the fracking world and created huge price swings.
Posted In: guar gum, fracking, farming
Corn arriving at Lincolnway Energy in Iowa

A hard look at corn economics — and world hunger

Oct 6, 2014
Corn is not what you think. For starters: Most of the time, it's not human food.
Posted In: corn, farming, hunger, Agriculture

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