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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

Down on the farm, the economy is up

Mar 30, 2012
But Illinois farmers give little credit to the political party in power.
Posted In: Illinois, farming

Bee population decline linked to common pesticide

Mar 30, 2012
Bee populations in the U.S. -- and even other parts of the world -- have been on the decline, which has many worried. Well, two new studies out might have figured out a reason why.
Posted In: bees, farming, USDA

Farmers may plant corn, soybeans a few weeks early

Mar 23, 2012
Some farmers in the Midwest are planting crops earlier than usual because of hot weather. But there's a risk of losing it all if a spring freeze hits.
Posted In: Agriculture, corn, farming

High-tech farm investment unphased by election

Feb 2, 2012
Farmers in the Midwest hardly notice it's an election year. When times are good, as they are now in Nebraska, farmers make high-priced investments in hopes of more profitable crops next year.
Posted In: Nebraska, Agriculture, farming

New 2012 farm bill could end some crop subsidies

Feb 1, 2012
In Nebraska, where agriculture is booming right now, farmers say they aren't worried about possible changes or even if the decades-old direct subsidies disappear altogether. They just want the cuts in farm programs to be fair and equitable.
Posted In: Nebraska, farming, Agriculture, subsidy, crop

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