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February 27, 2013

More Bigger Better 

drought tolerant maize

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 

Potted soybean plants

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 

soybean seeds

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 

A close-up of a quinoa plant in its flowering stage.

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? 

greenish gold wheat stocks in a field under cerulean skies

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 

winter rye

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 

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.

October 4, 2012

Feedback Loop 

farmer sharpens scythe

Farmers And Superweeds Mired In Arms Race, Study Finds

According a recent study, herbicide use has increased by 527 million pounds since herbicide resistant GMOs first hit the scene in 1996.

September 26, 2012

Update From The Field 

drought-stressed corn

Drought-Resistant Corn Tested By … Drought

About 2 million acres of Aquamax corn were planted across the Corn Belt this year, making it the first drought-resistant lineup to be widely available.

August 15, 2012

Drought Drama 

drought-Dan-Henrichs

Drought Brings Misery To Arkansas River Basin

Our story begins where the drought does, at the Arkansas’ headwaters and follows the river to its demise on sunbaked Kansas prairie.

August 10, 2012

Drought Drama 

twocorncobs

Drought Drops Indiana Corn Production By 25 Percent

Indiana's corn and soybean crop yields are some of the hardest hit in the U.S.

August 8, 2012

More Of The Same 

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Drought Strikes Corn Supply — With Global Implications

The worst drought in 25 years has caused the corn and soybean supply to dwindle. Is help on the way?

July 24, 2012

The Price Is Wrong 

The feet of a person standing on earth that's so dry it's clumped and cracked.

Food Prices Expected To Spike, But Relief May Be In Sight

While economists fear what rising food costs might do to a weak global economy, they predict prices will fall by the end of the year.

July 13, 2012

Dust Bowl 2.0? 

Dead corn plants turning brown in the sun.

What Goes Up Must Come Down — Even Corn Crop Projections

At the beginning of the planting season, experts predicted a record-busting corn crop in 2012. That was before the drought changed everything.

July 12, 2012

Summer Soup 

Corn And Avocado Chowder

Corn And Avocado Chowder

Are you looking for something interesting to cook with corn? Try this rich chowder!

July 11, 2012

The Ears Have It 

ears of corn with Mexican creme

Mexican-Style Grilled Corn

Grill up some ears of corn and spoon this rich creme over top.

July 6, 2012

 

corn

Agricultural Economists Say Drought Could Impact Food Prices

Purdue economists say if conditions don’t improve, Hoosiers will start to see prices increase at the supermarket.

June 29, 2012

Hot And Dry 

drought with feet

Midwestern Drought Threatens Crops, Food Prices

With corn prices up about 27 percent in the past month and no sign of rain in Midwestern states, dry weather could force food prices across the country to rise.

May 29, 2012

After The Flood 

mississippi river flood

A Most Unusual Planting Season

It’s spring along the Missouri River in Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri and Kansas, and farmers are back on the land, trying to fix what nature broke.

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