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China's money woes rippl through Midwest soybean farms
Oct. 16, 2015
For years, American farmers enjoyed high soybean prices at more than $12 per bushel. Now, they’ve fallen below $9 a bushel.
The Tale of the Onion King
Oct. 15, 2015
Vince Kosuga farmed onions. Then he tried trading them on the market, too. He made millions. Today on the show: How trading got so out of hand that the Chicago River flowed with America's onions.
Midwest farms short on pumpkins
Oct. 12, 2015
Heavy rains have damaged much of the crop in the Midwest. Canned pumpkin giant Libby's says there should be enough to fill your pies for Thanksgiving, but after that, things will be tight.
El Nino could threaten food security across Africa
Oct. 7, 2015
Oxfam is warning that this year's strong El Nino could bring drought to parts of Africa that are already struggling with food shortages.
Farmers remember the tractor ‘march’ on Washington, D.C.
Oct. 1, 2015
In the late 1970s farmers across the United States were struggling to stay afloat. Corky Jones was one of those farmers. Jones and his best friend David Sentry knew that farmers needed to take action, so they took their tractors to Washington.
Midwest farmers worry over grain prices
Sep. 21, 2015
After some of the most lucrative years they’ve ever seen, some farmers could lose money on this year’s crop.
Farms see record sales despite drought
Aug. 27, 2015
While the drought has put a strain on California agriculture, its farms actually set an all-time record for total sales — $54 billion — in 2014. How? By pumping more water from their wells.
The latest threat to the Great Lakes: Toxic algae
Apr. 30, 2014
Climate change, agricultural runoff are factors in a resurgent plague.
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