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Trade showdown

Tariff land: How farmers in Iowa are dealing with the trade war

by Daisy Palacios Dec 12, 2019
China was the United States’ biggest customer of soybeans, but the trade war changed that.
Ben Hethcoat/Marketplace

Could fruit-picking robots solve the labor shortage on British farms?

by Stephen Beard Dec 10, 2019
Brexit has led to a dearth of seasonal migrant workers in the United Kingdom. Robo pickers could plug the gap.
Rubion, a strawberry-picking robot from Belgium.
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Michigan cherry farmers say they are being priced out by foreign competitors

by Max Johnston Nov 25, 2019
Since 2006, the state has lost 160 tart cherry farms.
Thirty-year-old tart cherry trees are removed from Bardenhagen Farms in Suttons Bay. Farmer Jim Bardenhagen says he can’t afford to maintain them while the price of cherries is so low.
Max Johnston

The search for tastier grocery store tomatoes is closing in

by Sabri Ben-Achour Nov 22, 2019
While identifying lost flavor genes and bringing them back has been tricky, some scientists are determined.
The flavor of tomatoes is hard to track, unlike disease.
Scott Olson/Getty Images

Mountain West farmers fare well despite trade war

by Madelyn Beck Nov 6, 2019
Diverse crops and uncomplicated export markets have helped defend farmers' fortunes.
Recently-retired farmer Drew Eggers looks at a bunch of mint that was still growing at the edge of his field.
Madelyn Beck/Marketplace

The berry that can grow in winter

by Victoria Craig Nov 6, 2019
A group of UK fruit growers and scientists have found a way to grow raspberries, a summer fruit, well into November.
The Malling Berry has been engineered by a consortium of European scientists and growers
Photo courtesy of WB Chambers

How photos taken from the sky are helping farmers

by Andie Corban and Kai Ryssdal Oct 4, 2019
Aerial images are helping farmers achieve maximum yields from their crops.
An aerial image of a cucumber farm in Romania.
Patrick Pluel/Getty Images

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Farm country wants to get back to business

by Kai Ryssdal and Bennett Purser Sep 23, 2019
"Trade, not aid," has become the mantra for farmers dealing with the trade war.
Soy beans are harvested in Owings, Maryland, in 2018.
Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Food cannons and goat yoga: Farmers get creative for profits

by Kai Ryssdal and Bennett Purser Sep 16, 2019
In troubled trade times, anything to bring business to the farm.
A farmer in La Union, New Mexico, built a 10-acre corn maze in 2000 as a way to supplement their income.
Joe Raedle/Newsmakers

For farmers, it's about more than just China

by Andie Corban and Kai Ryssdal Sep 11, 2019
Apple and hops harvest season is underway for farmer Patrick Smith, who welcomes the distraction from trade war news.
A farm hand carries freshly-picked apples in Germany in 2016.
Sean Gallup/Getty Images

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