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Urban farming takes root in Detroit

Oct 8, 2009
A collaborative movement between a Michigan farmer and a Detroit environmentalist is taking gardening to another level in the Motor City. Phillip Martin reports.
Posted In: Agriculture, Food

Ag bill favors small dairy farmers

Oct 1, 2009
The House and Senate have agreed to reconcile different versions of an agriculture bill worth about $23 billion, which includes a bailout for dairy farmers. Joel Rose explores who the bill would help most.
Posted In: Agriculture

Dairy farmers face shrinking paychecks

Sep 18, 2009
An over supply of milk and a drop in international demand have sent prices paid to farmers to their lowest levels in 30 years. Farmers are blaming lack of competition -- and getting the Justice Department involved. John Dillon reports.
Posted In: Agriculture, Food

Herbicide sales hurt Monsanto's profits

Sep 10, 2009
Monsanto, the world's largest seed company, will be falling short on their earnings this year. That'll end eight years of gain. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Agriculture

Recession finally hits the farm

Aug 28, 2009
Up til now, farmers have survived the recession relatively unscathed. But according to a forecast by the U.S. Agriculture Department, farm profits will fall 38% this year. How will this play out at the grocery store? Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Agriculture

Sowing seeds that will take the heat

Aug 25, 2009
As the planet warms, fewer crops will survive the summer heat. Yet the world's population will keep growing. Some scientists are responding by keeping seeds on ice for future generations, but one Arizona seed farm is cultivating them in the desert sun. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Agriculture

Rural areas' hard times not in the stats

Aug 17, 2009
Nebraska has one of the nation's lowest unemployment rates at 5%. But numbers that may look good on paper don't always translate well in real life -- especially in real rural life. Sarah McCammon reports.
Posted In: Agriculture, Jobs

We're gonna have a lot of corn

Aug 12, 2009
The USDA says there's going to be a near-record crop for corn this year. Blame it on the weather and the number of corn-ears-produced-per-acre in the Midwest grain belt. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Agriculture

Opium doesn't need to be high priority

Jul 22, 2009
The White House wants to cork the opium trade in Afghanistan by paying farmers not to grow it. Is this realistic? Bill Radke talks to Jacob Townsend with the United Nations office on Drugs and Crime in Kabul.
Posted In: Agriculture, Crime

G8 wants to invest in world agriculture

Jul 10, 2009
G8 leaders are discussing a new $20 billion plan for world food aid that would encourage agriculture over sending homegrown U.S. produce. The idea is to help farmers in poor countries become more productive. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Agriculture, Food

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