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Drought helps DuPont rake in profits

Apr 23, 2013
DuPont Chemical is primarily known for products like paint pigment, but the sale of drought-resistant seeds is boosting the company's earnings.
Posted In: Monsanto, genetically modified food, drought

Farmers vs. cities in the war for water

Apr 11, 2013
Water laws in the West often give priority to whose who used a water source first, often farmers. Farmers in New Mexico are fighting to regain their place at the head of the line.
Posted In: water, New Mexico, drought

Cattle ranchers get ready for the year ahead

Mar 21, 2013
We check in with Ken Lenox, cattle rancher in Rolla, Missouri about the lingering effects of last summer's drought.
Posted In: drought

Mississippi barges post-drought: Rollin' on the river

Mar 19, 2013
After months of drought, barge line operators on the Mississippi River celebrate the rain.
Posted In: drought

Drought lowers Mississippi, holding up barge traffic

Dec 28, 2012
One stretch of the river is closed during the day so Army Corps of Engineers can blast away rock just below the low water.
Posted In: Mississippi River, drought, shipping

2012 was a costly year for severe weather

Dec 24, 2012
Losses from hurricanes, tornadoes, drought and other severe weather events totaled more than any other year besides 2005, the year of Hurricane Katrina.
Posted In: natural disasters, Hurricane Sandy, drought, flood insurance

Barge lines on the Mississippi expect a waiting game

Dec 19, 2012
Continued drought along the Mississippi River is creating problems for barge lines and the goods they ship.
Posted In: Mississippi River, drought

A wait-and-see winter for one cattle rancher

Dec 17, 2012
We check back in with cattle rancher Ken Lenox about how he and his herd are preparing for winter.
Posted In: midwest, drought

Revisiting the catfish economy

Dec 14, 2012
The effects of the summer's drought in the Midwest linger for catfish farmers in Alabama.
Posted In: drought, catfish

Drought creates crop uncertainty into next year

Dec 11, 2012
The Department of Agriculture's final report for 2012 says farm income increased despite the drought, because of high prices for crops that made it to market. But the drought is continuing into winter and could affect next year's harvests.
Posted In: drought, food prices

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