For farmers, it's not just today's inflation that matters. It's next year's too.

Jul 27, 2022
"We're wondering what this next crop year brings," said Brian Duncan. "But farmers are price takers, and that puts us in a really tough spot."
Brian Duncan at his farm in Polo, Illinois. "We have some opportunities right now," he says. "Prices are good. The challenge we have is how to keep costs in line."
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1 year after a catastrophic fire, this Texas smoked turkey business is back

"When you're faced with a disaster, the sun does come up the next day," says Sam Greenberg of Greenberg Smoked Turkeys.
"We put out a good product ... and it’s comfort food. And who doesn’t need comfort food in the times we’re going through now?" says Sam Greenberg of Greenberg Smoked Turkeys.
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Among essential operations during COVID-19: livestock auctions

Apr 14, 2020
Those auctions are an important part of the rural economy and the food chain. The people working the auctions are taking safety precautions.
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FFA continues to grow, even as farms disappear

Oct 10, 2016
Even as the number of farms in the U.S is decreasing, FFA is growing strong
Photo 1: High-school Junior Tyler Reid. Photo 2: Isaiah Nance's FFA jacket, depicting his state and high-school. Photo 3: Brothers Xavier and Isaiah Nance and Tyler Reid. Accokeek, MD
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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.

Cheap meat: You know you want it

Dec 12, 2013
Author and historian Maureen Ogle dives headfirst into the history of American meat production in her new book "In Meat We Trust."

Pfizer to spin off animal pharmaceuticals

Jan 2, 2013
Demand for animal drugs is rising amongst pet owners and livestock and poultry farmers.

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Midwest rancher recovers from drought

Oct 4, 2012
Recent rain in Missouri has helped drought-stricken farmers. Cattle rancher Ken Lenox says the grass is practically jumping out of the ground. Despite the promise of new feed, hay prices remain high, and ranchers are closely guarding what they have.

In the English countryside, no sheep is safe

Dec 26, 2011
More than 60,000 sheep have gone missing in the UK this year - three times the usual number - as the rising price of Lamb presents opportunity for thieves.