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Marketplace

Almond farming is killing American bees

by Kai Ryssdal, Andie Corban, and Bennett Purser Jan 27, 2020
Beekeepers are now losing 30% of their bees every year.
A bumblebee draws nectar from a gooseberry bush.
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How potential trade deals could affect farmers

by Andie Corban and Kai Ryssdal Jan 8, 2020
Illinois farmer Brian Duncan is hopeful about business in 2020 as the USMCA and a trade deal with China move forward.
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Farm prices likely to stay low in 2020

by Nova Safo Dec 27, 2019
The "Phase 1" trade deal may not make much of an impact on crop prices.
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The search for tastier grocery store tomatoes is closing in

by Sabri Ben-Achour Nov 22, 2019
While identifying lost flavor genes and bringing them back has been tricky, some scientists are determined.
The flavor of tomatoes is hard to track, unlike disease.
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The berry that can grow in winter

by Victoria Craig Nov 6, 2019
A group of UK fruit growers and scientists have found a way to grow raspberries, a summer fruit, well into November.
The Malling Berry has been engineered by a consortium of European scientists and growers
Photo courtesy of WB Chambers
My Economy

When trade policy affects the farm

by Daisy Palacios Nov 5, 2019
Bad weather, low prices, and a trade war — it's not looking bright for America's farmers.
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My Economy

Farming during a trade war

by Daisy Palacios Oct 21, 2019
The loss of soybean sales to China have created a lot of stress, says farmer Blake Hurst.
Blake Hurst on his farm in Atchinson County, MO.
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Could the future of farming lie below ground?

by Stephen Beard Sep 9, 2019
Growing Underground, an English startup, is focused on sustainable and intensive crop production in a former air raid shelter in London.
Steve Dring, co-founder of Growing Underground.
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Trade showdown

The trade war’s only the latest problem facing America's dairy industry

by Justin Ho Aug 8, 2019
Even before the trade war began, American dairy farms were dealing with low prices and oversupply throughout the global market.
Cows wait to be milked at the Faria Dairy Farm in 2009 in Escalon, California.
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Mississippi farmers forced to leave thousands of acres unplanted this season

by Sasa Woodruff Jun 6, 2019
Victoria Darden and her family have been forced to leave their soybean and corn fields unplanted because of flooding.
Flood waters covering farmland in the Mississippi Delta means thousands of acres of crops
Victoria Darden