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November 20, 2014

 

two turkeys

Smaller Turkey Stock Likely Won’t Equal Higher Retail Prices

A spike in feed prices has resulted in rising wholesale meat costs, but that doesn't mean turkey will cost more this year.

November 18, 2014

 

tractor

Promised Farm Bill Savings Look Elusive Today

In bad years, higher premiums and higher payouts cost taxpayers more. When prices are lower and premiums are lower, the public is not out as much.

August 26, 2014

 

three people packing tomatoes

What Goes Into The Price Of Your Tomato

U.S. farmers grow about $2 billion worth of tomatoes annually, though production numbers have steadily decreased over the past decade.

April 24, 2014

Hard Times 

drought

Drought Puts Pinch On Produce Prices

California is suffering the worst drought in decades, and the repercussions are being felt nationwide.

April 16, 2014

Organic Matters 

farmer hauling greens on tractor

Walmart Goes Organic: What Does It Mean For The Industry?

Walmart's announcement last week that it would sell organics at prices comparable to conventional foods has been met with skepticism.

February 3, 2014

Dollars And Cents 

corn field

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.

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.

December 31, 2012

Eleventh-Hour Deal? 

A gallon-sized milk jug full of coins.

Committee Leaders Agree To One-Year Farm Bill Extension

The Agriculture Committees of both chambers have agreed to a one-year farm bill extension, but House leadership is reluctant to bring it to floor.

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.

September 24, 2012

Location Location Location 

heshelman

Indiana Farmland Prices Soar Despite Drought

Farmland prices have risen between 14 percent and 18 percent this year.

September 6, 2012

Food For Thought 

Rows of vegetable servings for school lunches, including broccoli, baby carrots, and radishes.

Awaiting The Grade On New School Lunches

The new school year brings with it new standards for school lunches. School food preparers and students are adjusting.

August 17, 2012

Beefy Bailout 

A large pile of freshly-butchered red meat.

Government Buys Meat From Drought-Stricken Farmers

The drought has dried up pastures and devastated grain crops, increasing demand and a lowering supply of livestock feed.

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.

December 28, 2011

Rising Costs 

grocery

Packaged Food Companies Feel Penny Pinch

Food costs more than it did this time last year, and the effects are hitting the consumer.

December 9, 2011

'Bottoming Out' 

food sacks

World Food Prices Fall For Fifth Month

The U.N.'s Food and Agriculture Organization looked at 55 food groups to determine the prices for the month of November.

October 13, 2011

Pricey Peanuts 

peanut butter

Weather Woes Make Peanut Prices Jump

The price of your PB&J is about to rise as drought and too few peanuts have impacted the cost of peanut butter.

August 31, 2011

Weather Damage 

Hurricane Irene

Weather Woes For Nation’s Farmers

Flooding, drought and extreme weather have taken their toll on the nation's crops, but the damage may not be as bad as we think.

April 14, 2011

 

coffee

Fair Trade Coffee Becomes Even Fairer

Fairtrade International has enacted new standards to make sure everyone who helps get your morning latte to you is getting fairly compensated along the way.

April 11, 2011

Pollinators 

Bat In A Tree

Bats Are Dying, Farmers Should Be Concerned

Fruit lovers should be very concerned by the increasing number of bats dying from white nose syndrome.

February 23, 2011

Expensive Chocolate 

Chocolate Bunny

Cocoa Bean Prices Increase As Political Unrest Grows

As political problems in Ivory Coast go unresolved, a large chunk of the world's cocoa supply is in question.

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