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So you want to be a farmer...

Jul 3, 2012
Thanks to a commodity boom and advanced computer technology, farming is a pretty big business these days -- for some.
Posted In: farming, farms

Farming in the hottest city in the country

Jul 2, 2012
Hill City, Kansas, has been seeing temperatures reach as high as 115 degrees for several days. Ace Billups, a farmer there, talks about the heat's impact on his business.
Posted In: farming, heat waves, Agriculture

Dry weather in U.S. causing fires, hurting farms

Jun 28, 2012
Tens of thousands of people have evacuated from the Colorado Springs area because of a raging wildfire that's threatening homes. Those fires make for some dramatic images, but the real drama for many of us will come from the effect dry weather is having on farms.
Posted In: farming, Heat, drought

Dismal forecast: The weather as an economic indicator

Jun 26, 2012
Farmers are suffering from unseasonably warm and dry weather this season, contributing to higher grain prices for farmers and soon higher food prices for consumers
Posted In: grain, weather, farming, food prices

What does the middle class look like?

Jun 11, 2012
As part of our ongoing middle class photo project, we followed up with a listener who told us being middle class means setting a goal and getting there. Tell us what you think it means to be middle class.
Posted In: middle class, listener mail, farming

Lobbyists take talking points mobile

Jun 11, 2012
New smartphone apps put special interest groups and their members on the same page when it comes to following the message.
Posted In: mobile apps, farming, lobbying

Soil is ground zero in African farming debate

Jun 4, 2012
Ghana's farmers face tough choices in search for fertility boost.
Posted In: Ghana, soil, sustainability, farming, Africa

Investors growing more risk averse

May 18, 2012
Host Tess Vigeland talks with CBS/MoneyWatch's Jill Schlesinger and Sr. Producer Paddy Hirsch about why investors have been slow to return to the markets after a succession of financial calamities.
Posted In: Investing, socially reponsible investing, farming, cd ladder, Education

Soybean prices on the rise, could impact other food sources

Apr 30, 2012
The cost of soybeans is now hitting levels not seen just before the 2008 food crisis, and when this happens farmers switch to soybeans and away from rice -- that crucial staple of diets in so many parts of the world.
Posted In: soybeans, rice, commodities, farming

Weird weather vexes alfalfa farmers

Apr 13, 2012
A warm winter followed by frosts has Wisconsin farmers confused about when to harvest alfalfa. It’s the main food source for dairy cows.
Posted In: Agriculture, farming, alfalfa, crop, cows

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