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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
Farmer's market

The economics of slow money

Sep 19, 2014
A look behind the 'slow money' movement and BeetCoin with Christopher Wayne from Greenmarket Farmer's Market, and Vermont Public Radio's Angela Evancie.
Posted In: farms, bitcoin, farming, Agriculture

How to grow lettuce and fish indoors, all year long

Sep 10, 2014
Outside Duluth, Minnesota, a greenhouse grows tilapia and lettuce side by side.
Posted In: Agriculture, Minnesota, aquiponics, farming

My money story: Why Chuck Eggert bought the farm

Aug 11, 2014
Farmer Chuck Eggert explains life on the farm.
Posted In: my money story, farming

Why a lot of military vets like farming

May 26, 2014
Many veterans come from rural regions. For those with PTSD, farming can help ground them.
Posted In: farming, veterans
Fair Trade

Study: Fairtrade doesn't always yield highest wages

May 26, 2014
A UK report says coffee grown under Fairtrade conventions doesn't always yield the highest wages for farmers.
Posted In: Fair trade, farming

A coffee plant disease threatens more than prices

May 19, 2014
USAID today announced a $5 million partnership with Texas A&M's World Coffee Research center to tackle a costly coffee fungus.
Posted In: coffee, farming, USAID

Drought puts California rice in a sticky situation

Apr 30, 2014
California grows almost all medium grain rice in the U.S. And prices are up.
Posted In: California drought 2014, rice, commodities, farming

Corn farmers eye other crops for next year

Jan 14, 2014
Corn farmers like Keith Alverson in Chester, South Dakota are readjusting their plans for spring amid dropping corn prices.
Posted In: corn, Agriculture, farming

Australia to Archer Daniels Midland: No

Nov 29, 2013
The Australian government blocks the American food-processing giant from acquiring Australia's biggest grain distributor
Posted In: Australia, Agriculture, farming, Food

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