Small farmers say meal kits cut into their CSA businesses

Jan 18, 2018
Some small farms that participate in community-supported agriculture say that meal kit companies are cutting into their profits.
Paul Underhill is selling more to restaurants and grocery stores to compensate for lost revenue from CSA boxes.
Sam Harnett/ for Marketplace

As farmworkers grow scarce, wages are on the rise

Mar 23, 2017
But that's not attracting native-born American laborers to the fields yet, L.A. Times reporter says.
California farmers face such tight labor pools that some are replacing grapes with almonds, which require much less human labor.
John Moore/Getty Images

Oil pushes out Venezuela's agriculture

Apr 18, 2016
A strong currency pushed up by oil exports, and national price controls, have marginalized once strong economic sectors
Egg-producing hens at a farm in Venezuela.
Jorge Galino/Marketplace

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Aug 21, 2015
Quartz and Marketplace look at Donald Trump's immigration reform plan and Turkish whistling.

12 crazy facts about chickens, and then some

Feb 12, 2015
At any one time, 20 billion chickens are alive and squawking on our planet.

The economics of slow money

Sep 19, 2014
A look behind the 'slow money' movement and BeetCoin with Christopher Wayne from Greenmarket Farmer's Market, and Vermont Public Radio's Angela Evancie.

High prices: When pigs fly

Dec 26, 2013
It's been a busy year in the hog market and pork prices are way up.

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Chafing at the high price of U.S. wheat

Aug 8, 2013
American wheat growers are facing stiff competition this year from cheaper crops in Romania and the Ukraine.

Kevlar finds a new use: Protecting tractors from cornstalks

Aug 1, 2012
The stalks of genetically modified corn are tough, so tough that they're puncturing tractor tires. Farmers are fighting back.