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Deep freeze has Texas ranchers concerned about food, water for cattle

Feb 18, 2021
The state is limiting natural gas to human resource use, like heating homes.
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Don’t forget the garlic (industry)

Nov 24, 2020
Demand for garlic is up during the COVID pandemic as more people cook at home.
An employee at Christopher Ranch works with boxes of fresh garlic in Gilroy, California. Ken Christopher, Executive Vice President of Christopher Ranch says there’s been a surge in demand for fresh garlic as more families cook at home.
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Farmers need to adapt crops to climate change to stay profitable, experts say

Oct 20, 2020
Climate change has arrived in American agriculture, and it could cause profits to drop 30% over the next 30 to 50 years.
Workers harvest zucchini on a farm in Florida City, Florida, in April. Climate change is shifting which crops farmers can grow — and when they can grow them.
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Thanks to a good harvest and high prices, farmers are feeling optimistic

Oct 8, 2020
According to a Purdue University survey, they're feeling more positive than they have since the pandemic began.
Farm laborers harvest crops in Greenfield, California while wearing personal protective gear.
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Water enters futures market, allowing buyers to lock in prices

Sep 18, 2020
As water becomes increasingly scarce, buying futures contracts may help businesses reliant on water keep prices down.
Carrot fields are watered in Kern County, California. Selling water in the state can be tricky due to water rights.
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Iowa farmers struggling after storms "flattened all of our crops"

Aug 27, 2020
Iowa corn and soybean farmer April Hemmes says that for many farmers, "it's like they lost their job and their house all in one day."
Damaged grain bins in Luther, Iowa, on Aug. 11. The state is also suffering a drought.
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Apple season waits for no pandemic on a Washington farm

Aug 26, 2020
"Every year throws a new challenge at us," says Patrick Smith of Loftus Ranches, who is 10 days in to his harvest
Apple farmers have a lot on their hands.
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USDA pandemic food box program extended

Jul 28, 2020
The USDA program is designed to help people facing food insecurity.
Volunteers in Virginia organize food distribution to families in need.
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Pandemic forces small farmers in Mexico to adapt

Jul 21, 2020
Some farmers are trying to reinvent their businesses by selling in new ways.
Esteban de Jesús Durán is part of Plantas y Flores de Xochimilco, a community of decorative plant growers based south of Mexico City.
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Farmers grapple with stress and depression as they try to keep their operations afloat

Jun 11, 2020
One Minnesota program offers free mental health care through the state agriculture department.
A farmer looks over his field in Texas. COVID-19 is adding stress to already strained farmers.
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