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August 9, 2012

 

tomato tomatillo tart

Heirloom Tomato And Tomatillo Tart

Running out of ideas for what to do with your summertime veggie yield? Dig out those adorable tart pans, and brace yourself for something delicious.

June 18, 2012

Know Your Farmer 

farmers in Oregon

Blending Of Cultures May Be Blueprint For Growth

Melding cultures is never easy, but members of the Latino community are changing the landscape of the rural Midwest.

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.

May 22, 2012

Farming Forecast 

young corn plants

Early Planting, Lots Of Acres Could Mean Record Corn Crop

With farmers expected to put in more acres of corn than they have since the Great Depression, this fall’s harvest could be one for the record books.

March 28, 2012

Money Money Money 

tractor in a wheat field

High Prices Boost Farmers’ Bottom Lines

Thanks to high commodity prices and surging productivity, U.S. farmers earned a record net income of nearly $98 billion last year.

August 29, 2011

Resistant Rootworms 

rootworm

Corn Crops Fall Prey To Resistant Bug

Bad news for Midwest corn growers -- a new study has found some pests have developed an immunity to Monsanto's genetically-altered corn seeds.

May 26, 2011

Economy Of Farming  

cows

Small Farms Make Good Food And Good Economy

Food from small farms not only tastes good, it helps boost the economy.

April 20, 2011

Farming Woes 

Erosion Prevention

Erosion Is Washing Away Soil, Threatening Food Supply

Farmers struggle to balance rising rates of soil erosion with the need to produce more crops.

November 12, 2010

Egg Recall 

egg cartons

Another Egg Recall, Another Indictment of Factory Egg Operations

Yet another egg recall hit the news this week, this one from Ohio. In Israel, activists are ramping up efforts to expose inhumane conditions in large egg farms.

August 18, 2010

Food Safety 

egg and feather

Egg Recall Expands To 380 Million Eggs, Salmonella Outbreak Blamed

An Iowa egg producer announced its voluntary recall of 288 million eggs from eight states due to a spike in reported Salmonella outbreaks.

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