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October 20, 2014

 

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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.

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.

July 12, 2013

Half Empty 

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House Farm Bill Withers Watchdog Hopes

The U.S. House finally passed a version of the farm bill on Thursday, but environmental groups and watchdogs are not impressed.

August 25, 2012

Low And Slow 

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BBQ Mania! Cook It, Eat It, Judge It

Barbecue champion Chris Marks describes what makes a perfectly cooked pork rib, and food writer Lynn Schwartzberg gives tips for how to make that happen.

August 20, 2012

Farm Aid 

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Crop Insurance Saves Farmers, Costs Taxpayers

Even though lots of corn and soybean farmers are taking a beating because of drought, it’s not likely to drive many out of business. Most carry insurance.

July 11, 2012

Feuding Farm Bills 

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Farm Bill Ping-Pong: House Edition

The House Agriculture Committee began voting through proposed amendments today in the hope of getting the bill through the committee this week.

June 29, 2012

Hot And Dry 

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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.

June 21, 2012

cooperation makes it happen 

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Farm Bill Update: Bipartisan Effort Ticks Through Amendments

On Tuesday, the Senate began the process of voting on a list of 73 amendments to the Food, Agriculture and Jobs Act of 2012.

June 19, 2012

Farm Bill, Finally 

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Senate Might Pass Farm Bill This Week

Following weeks of heated debate, the farm bill is expected to go up for a vote in the Senate this week.

April 27, 2012

big money 

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Senate Farm Bill: Crop Insurance In, Subsidies Out

Hot on the heels of the House, the Senate Agriculture Committee has passed a farm bill that promises to save over $23 billion dollars over ten years.

May 25, 2010

Farm Bill 

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2012 Farm Bill Update, Hearing Held In South Dakota

Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee Collin Peterson (D - MN) convened another hearing last week in South Dakota to discuss the 2012 Farm Bill.

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