Farmers, big oil fight over railroad access in Dakotas

Jan 12, 2015
"Grain cars were unhooked so the locomotives could hook onto oil," one farmer says. Dakota railroads tell another story.

Why it's hard times for citrus growers

Dec 31, 2014
A deadly tree disease and decreased demand are among the problems facing citrus growers.

Farmers feel ripple effects of the oil boom

Dec 18, 2014
Kai Ryssdal talks to commercial grain farmer Curt Mowery.

Cellphones bring new leverage for farm workers

Dec 18, 2014
Workers in Washington state apple orchards use phones to find best-paying jobs.

Food waste provides fertile ground for tech innovators

Oct 27, 2014
New apps connect retailers and restaurants with food charities and composters.

California farms pumping water to make up for drought

Jul 16, 2014
Farmers face stark cutbacks in irrigation water but are pumping their own

Drought in the Midwest gives cattle farmers an edge

Jun 17, 2014
The Midwest drought helped Ken Lenox's cattle farming business increase profit.

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Brazil's drought creates a surge in global coffee prices

May 30, 2014
The world's biggest coffee producing country has been hit with a major drought. And the effects are trickling around the world.
Global coffee consumption continues to rise.
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#harvest13: Farmers use social media

Oct 21, 2013
Farmers are using social media services like Twitter to connect with consumers and each other.
A photo of cattle taken by farmer Ben Albright and posted to his Twitter account.
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A veteran serves his country through farming

Nov 9, 2012
Most of us don't think of the words "farmer" and "soldier" together. But surprisingly, farming may be a great option for soldiers returning home from war.