As loans come due, farmers feel the financial squeeze

Mar 25, 2019
Some farmers are “quietly exiting” because they can’t make a profit.
Farmer Tom Giessel stands in front of a corn pile near Larned, Kansas. The corn was grown in 2017 and because of a market glut, it still hasn’t sold.
Peggy Lowe/KCUR

Dismal forecast: The weather as an economic indicator

Jun 26, 2012
Farmers are suffering from unseasonably warm and dry weather this season, contributing to higher grain prices for farmers and soon higher food prices for consumers