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Nov 20, 2019
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In the flooded farm belt, a race against the clock for planting

by Renata Sago Jun 7, 2019
Growers are racing to plant corn, soybeans and wheat before it's too late.
Water pools in rain-soaked farm fields on May 29 near Gardner, Illinois.
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Trade showdown

Retaliatory tariffs could be a boon for U.S. food banks

by Bret Jaspers Oct 24, 2018
Some crops from U.S. farmers losing money from a trade spat with China will be redirected to food banks across the country.
Volunteers sort pears at a San Francisco food bank in 2017.
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China slows GMO crop exports from U.S.

by Annie Baxter Apr 5, 2017
Regulators in China are slowing the pace of approving genetically modified crop varieties grown by U.S. producers. Those are crops engineered to resist things like bugs and weedkillers. China is the largest export market for genetically modified soybeans from the…

Large companies stoke the fires in Indonesia’s peatlands

by Kai Ryssdal and Robert Garrova Nov 5, 2015
Vegetation has been cleared by burning for years, but now it’s out of control.
Final Note

A scary season for pumpkins

by Kai Ryssdal Oct 7, 2015
Also, let's stop with the whole pumpkin spice craze.

The environmental cost of corn

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

In Iowa, big corn crop presents a problem

by Dan Weissmann Sep 18, 2014
A record corn crop, paradoxically, means hard times for farmers.

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How too much corn spells trouble far beyond the fields

by Paddy Hirsch Aug 26, 2014
Corn production could hit a record high this year and that's an issue.
Corn is displayed for judging at the Iowa State Fair on August 6, 2014 in Des Moines, Iowa.
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As waters rise, Mekong rice farmers switch to shrimp

by Christopher Johnson Aug 21, 2014
Salinization of the Mekong Delta is pushing a move toward a new crop: shrimp.

How a little Asian bug is crushing the U.S. OJ business

by Stacey Vanek Smith Dec 4, 2013
Citrus greening is putting the squeeze on orange juice farmers, producers and futures traders. It's driving up OJ prices and making big changes to the business.
Oranges are cleaned before being sliced in half and squeezed into juice at the Peace River Citrus Products processing plant in Bartow, Fla.
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