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Chipotle goes GMO-free, except for the meat

Apr 27, 2015
Animals raised on a GMO-free diet are too hard to come by.

The environmental cost of corn

Apr 6, 2015
Plowing more land for corn means a bigger carbon footprint.

A hard look at corn economics — and world hunger

Oct 6, 2014
Corn is not what you think. For starters: Most of the time, it's not human food.

Good weather drives corn prices to record low

Jul 11, 2014
Surpluses put corn prices at a four-year low. Can farmers sell it all?

Corn farmers eye other crops for next year

Jan 14, 2014
Corn farmers like Keith Alverson in Chester, South Dakota are readjusting their plans for spring amid dropping corn prices.

Corn prices lead to boom times for Iowa town

Oct 15, 2013
The near record highs for corn prices have been great economic news for Iowa towns like Hull.
Corn, almighty staple of Hull, Iowa.
Stacey Vanek Smith

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High prices for corn and land shape Iowa economy, landscape

Oct 9, 2013
How the sky-high price of farmland has reshaped the state.
Iowa Farmer Ben Albright shows off his corn, which is ready for harvest.
Stacey Vanek Smith

How the price of corn matters

Aug 12, 2013
Corn prices are down more than 40 percent from last year's highs.

Corn farmers turn to insecticides again

Jul 23, 2013
Farmers are buying more insecticides this season. That’s because one tenacious pest has developed resistance to a genetically modified corn variety.