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Farmers make hay while the sun shines

Dec 12, 2011
According to the Department of Agriculture, U.S. farmers will see record profits of $100 billion this year.
Posted In: farming, ethanol
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Wheat prices down 25% this year

Dec 9, 2011
Farmers are hurting as wheat prices drop, but it doesn't necessarily mean the price of bread and cereal for consumers will also fall.
Posted In: wheat prices, food costs, farming
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When do you buy organic? When do experts?

May 4, 2011
I never know when it makes sense to shell out extra money for organic foods. It's one of the reasons I started working on the story for Marketpla...
Posted In: conventional food, farming, Food, GMOS, organics, pesticides, population, prices, sustainability
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MIDDAY UPDATE: Tunisian protests, Urban goat farming, Costco samples

Jan 17, 2011
Protests continue today in the Tunisian capitol, Tunis. Troops fired water cannons and tear gas at demonstrators during the second month of unrest....
Posted In: Costco, farming, goats, manufacturing, mid-day update, protests, samples, tourism, Tunis, Tunisia, urban gardens

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When the coal layoffs trickle down

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The loaded meaning behind 'What do you do?'

A great passage from Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil:

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When being cheap isn't worth it

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The secret life of a food stamp

Your article makes a lot of sense. Without the help of food stamps these people that are spending money at Walmart would be on the streets,...