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March 5, 2014

Growing Similarity 

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Global Diets Become More Similar

We aren't so different after all, and that could be a bad thing when it comes to the global food supply.

February 21, 2014

Food Supply 

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Going GMO-Free In America: Risks And Resources

In the United States, more than 75 percent of food contains genetically modified ingredients. What's a GMO-free consumer to do?

February 3, 2014

Dollars And Cents 

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Falling Corn Prices Impacting Farm Rent Agreements

The price of corn expected to free fall this year, which has many farmers considering the cost of renting and planting this season.

January 3, 2014

Problem Pests 

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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.

December 9, 2013

Where Are The Quails? 

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Pheasants Losing Habitat To Farmland

As farmers across the Midwest have plowed up grassland to grow more corn and soybeans, habitat for grassland birds has become increasingly scarce.

November 19, 2013

Carnival On Your Plate 

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Hoosier Autumn Succotash

Red pepper, green zucchini, yellow corn… Grab whatever colorful veggies you have in your fridge for this recipe.

October 22, 2013

Coming Through 

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Farmers Plowing Up More Of The Prairie

High crop prices are a big motivation, but some also believe crop insurance is encouraging farmers to roll the dice on less productive land.

October 18, 2013

Cash For Corn 

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Expected Bumper Crop Has Price Of Corn Dropping

Corn farmers have been riding high prices for the last few years. But an expected bumper crop has prices falling this harvest season.

August 14, 2013

Bushel After Bushel 

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USDA Predicts Near Record Corn Yield, Soybeans Look Good Too

Corn yields are expected to be 64 percent higher than they were last year.

May 14, 2013

Environmental Impact 

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New GMO Products Delayed Due To USDA Review

Monsanto and Dow Chemical have been developing new genetically-modified seeds, but the USDA has hit the brakes on their release to market.

May 9, 2013

Too Much Of A Good Thing 

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Wet Spring Delays Planting Season

During last year's drought, farmers begged for rain. This spring, they wish it would stop.

April 25, 2013

April Showers 

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Farmers Planting Crops Later Because Of Rain

With high seed and fertilizer prices, agriculture experts say there is little room for error when it comes to planting crops.

February 27, 2013

More Bigger Better 

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Seed Science Pushes Toward Higher Yields

For decades now, farmers and seed scientists have seen yields improve, but they’re not satisfied.

February 26, 2013

Expiration Date 

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Generic Seeds Could Have A Short Lifespan

Farmers would love to continue using their favorite seeds in generic form, but they may find there is only a limited window of opportunity.

February 25, 2013

High-Tech 

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The Seeds Of Genetic Modification

Genetic modification technology is barely 30 years old and the controversy surrounding it somewhat younger. But how did it even become possible?

February 20, 2013

Waste Not 

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Quinoa Leftover Rescue

Don't know what to do with those random veggies you bought last week? Sara Conrad's got you covered.

December 21, 2012

A World Of Plenty? 

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Study Finds Stunted Crop Yields In Many Regions Of The Globe

In much of the world, production of corn, wheat, rice and soybeans is failing to meet expectations.

November 28, 2012

Feed The World 

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The Local-Global Food Connection

Sending corn and soybeans abroad is just part of the equation when it comes to figuring out how we’ll feed the projected 9 billion people on Earth by 2050.

November 20, 2012

Winter Blanket 

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More Farmers Running For Cover Crops

Corn and soybean farmers are adding a cover crop season – whether they have cattle to graze on the green or not.

November 13, 2012

Money Money Money 

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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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