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September 14, 2015


road through corn field

Farm Income Falling, Putting The Rural Economy On Edge

The USDA is predicting the largest single-year drop in farm income since 1983. The irony is, some farmers are seeing the best crop they’ve ever grown.

April 23, 2015


corn on the stalk

Corn Lawsuits Underscore China Influence On Midwest Farmers

The real problem, say some farmers and federal officials, is that the American and Chinese regulators don’t approve new technologies at the same time.

February 5, 2015


kale pieces on a baking sheet

Kale Chips And Hot Chocolate, Carbon Cycle, Kids Get Cooking

Let your kids experiment with making food. Sarah Elton tells us why. We tap maple trees. Kale and chocolate for our snacks. And, carbon in the Corn Belt.

February 2, 2015


Micro-meteorologist Andy Suyker says

Corn Belt Farming Boosts The Global Carbon Cycle

About 20 years ago, scientists realized peaks and valleys of the carbon cycle are reaching higher and lower levels. The Corn Belt may be contributing to that.

October 20, 2014



Farmers Gear Up For Record Harvest, Brace For Lower Prices

Demand can’t keep up with the jump in supply. Grain prices are at their lowest level since 2009.

June 3, 2014


beekeeper with hives

Is Corn Dust Killing Bees?

Farmers have used insecticides on their crops for decades, so many farmers are skeptical that these seed coatings are now killing bees.

January 3, 2014

Problem Pests 


New Crops Could Kill Insects By Targeting Their Genes

With rootworms building resistance to GM corn that makes its own pesticide, seed companies are working on new crops that target the insects’ genes.

November 13, 2012

Money Money Money 

for sale sign

Investors Angle For A Piece Of Precious Farmland

Farmland prices all over the Corn Belt have been sky-high lately, in part thanks to corn prices topping $8 a bushel.

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