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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

High prices: When pigs fly

Dec 26, 2013
It's been a busy year in the hog market and pork prices are way up.
Posted In: farms, hogs, bacon

Chafing at the high price of U.S. wheat

Aug 8, 2013
American wheat growers are facing stiff competition this year from cheaper crops in Romania and the Ukraine.
Posted In: wheat, Agriculture, farms

4 surprising changes on the American farm

Jul 17, 2013
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has just released 76 years worth of farming data.
Posted In: farms, USDA, horses, Agriculture Department

Kevlar finds a new use: Protecting tractors from cornstalks

Aug 1, 2012
The stalks of genetically modified corn are tough, so tough that they're puncturing tractor tires. Farmers are fighting back.
Posted In: farms, GMOS, kevlar, technology

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

U.N. hopes to limit foreign farmland investment

Mar 26, 2012
The U.N. wants limits on the amount of farmland foreign investors can buy up around the world. The organization will vote on new voluntary guidelines in mid-May.
Posted In: farms, United Nations, food security

Congress considers rules about child labor on farms

Feb 2, 2012
The government was set to impose new rules limiting the work kids are allowed to do on farms, but those rules are being reconsidered after an outcry from farmers.
Posted In: farms, child, labor, Congress

Robot tractors. Robot tractors? Robot tractors!

Sep 20, 2011
What happens when a tractor maker and a robot designer combine forces? Timing is everything on the farm. If you want to get your crops in at the...
Posted In: farms, fcc, robots