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Outside of drought areas, farmers predict strong year

Jul 24, 2012
Farmers who've escaped the drought are pulling in high prices for their crops.
Posted In: farming, Agriculture, drought
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In a drought, even irrigation isn't a savior

Jul 19, 2012
Farmers in dry areas who rely on irrigation start off better in a drought than farmers who count on rain. But when water tables fall, irrigation starts to shut down.
Posted In: farming, drought, corn
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How the heat wave could impact the U.S. economy

Jul 9, 2012
Temperatures may finally be cooling off, but hot temperatures and corresponding droughts are hurting farmers -- and that could trickle down to your own wallet soon.
Posted In: farming, commodities, corn
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As temperatures fall, farmers still worried about crops

Jul 9, 2012
The heat wave is cooling off. But in parts of the Midwest, that is little consolation to farmers whose crops have been badly damaged by the heat, as well as a drought that's being called the worst in decades.
Posted In: Agriculture, farming, drought
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Large farms may have to pay more to insure crops

Jul 5, 2012
The Senate's version of the Farm Bill eliminates some key funding for farmers, especially those who make more than $750,000 a year.
Posted In: farm bill, farming, Agriculture
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So you want to be a farmer...

Jul 3, 2012
Thanks to a commodity boom and advanced computer technology, farming is a pretty big business these days -- for some.
Posted In: farming, farms
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Farming in the hottest city in the country

Jul 2, 2012
Hill City, Kansas, has been seeing temperatures reach as high as 115 degrees for several days. Ace Billups, a farmer there, talks about the heat's impact on his business.
Posted In: farming, heat waves, Agriculture
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Dry weather in U.S. causing fires, hurting farms

Jun 28, 2012
Tens of thousands of people have evacuated from the Colorado Springs area because of a raging wildfire that's threatening homes. Those fires make for some dramatic images, but the real drama for many of us will come from the effect dry weather is having on farms.
Posted In: farming, Heat, drought
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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
Posted In: grain, weather, farming, food prices
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What does the middle class look like?

Jun 11, 2012
As part of our ongoing middle class photo project, we followed up with a listener who told us being middle class means setting a goal and getting there. Tell us what you think it means to be middle class.
Posted In: middle class, listener mail, farming

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