What have you always wondered about the economy? Tell us

A Mexican movement pushes back against U.S. corn

Apr 27, 2017
The 'No Maiz Gringo' campaign is putting pressure on Mexico's government to restrict imports of corn from the U.S.
Andrew Burton/Getty Images

NAFTA helped U.S. corn farmers, but may have boosted illegal immigration

Mar 21, 2017
The U.S. produce became cheap and plentiful in Mexico, hurting millions of farmers and leading some to cross the border.
Corn cobs are displayed for sale along with other vegetables in a market in Mexico City.
OMAR TORRES/AFP/Getty Images

Corn farmers looking ahead with 'nervous anticipation'

Jan 23, 2017
Corn farmer Keith Alverson says he and his peers are cautiously optimistic.
A corn field in South Dakota.
Lars Plougmann/Flickr

This good deed leads to weeds

Dec 28, 2016
Midwestern farmers are spreading a tough weed by sowing ground-cover mixes contaminated with its seeds.
PATRICK PLEUL/AFP/Getty Images

Low crop prices drag farm towns down with them

Nov 3, 2016
Low wheat, corn and soybean prices mean another bad year for many Midwest farmers.
Soybeans are harvested on a field near Worthington, Minnesota.
Scott Olson/Getty Images

After decades of wariness, China to grow GMOs

Aug 11, 2016
The country will push to commercialize genetically modified corn and soybeans.
Farmers sow corn seeds with a grain drill at a field in Chiping County, in east China's Shandong province.
STR/AFP/Getty Images

GMO acreage falls — along with commodity prices

Apr 13, 2016
For crops where GMO seeds are big, they're 90 percent of the market
Corn grows in a field near Roscoe, Illinois.
Scott Olson/Getty Images

You’ve got questions. We help you answer them.

Support nonprofit, independent journalism that makes you smarter.

Agriculture downturn ripples through farm towns

Dec 22, 2015
Crop prices are down, affecting farmers, equipment dealers and lenders.

Non-GMO doesn't mean no pesticides

Nov 26, 2015
A genetic tweak can make crops tolerate glyphosate, a weed killer.

Corn processors take aim at sugar

Jul 7, 2015
Corn processors want to kill government supports for rival sugar industry.