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September 16, 2015



Pumpkin-Palooza: Farewell To Fruit, Long Live Spice?

Americans love pumpkin-flavored goodies. Since 2011, pumpkin products' sales have jumped 76% -- but the same can't be said for the fruit itself.

August 21, 2015



Crop Insurance Claims Jump Due To Unusual Weather

Bloomberg News released a study showing crop insurance claims have jumped 48 percent, but analysts remind the season isn't over yet.

August 19, 2015


Puget Sound

Washington Drought Worst Since 1977

Seattle, Tacoma and Everett have put into place a voluntary water reduction call, asking residents to cut water usage by 10 percent.

July 13, 2015


flooded corn field

Record Rainfall Drowning Indiana’s Crops

Last month was the wettest June since 1895, causing many fields to flood.

July 2, 2015


flooded farmland

After Stormy Spring, Farmers Could Face More Violent Weather

This season's storms aren't a fluke. They're one consequence of a century long pattern in which the Midwest has gotten as much as two degrees warmer.

April 29, 2015


Emily Meier with burning field

Why Do Farmers Burn Their Fields?

A farmer wants to burn in Goldilocks conditions – everything needs to be juuust right.

August 6, 2014


Farmer John Schweiser

Farmers On The Prairie Work Through Modern Day Dust Bowl

While big swathes of the Great Plains have partially recovered from the extreme 2012 drought, some sections are still desperately dry.

April 24, 2014

Hard Times 


Drought Puts Pinch On Produce Prices

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

August 14, 2013

Drink Local 

butler winery grapes

Mild Weather Could Mean Banner Year For Indiana Wineries

Some wine makers in Indiana are on track for their best seasons to date.

March 8, 2013

Farm Forecast 

wet farmland

Wet Winter Weather May Mean A Better Spring For Farmers

Wet winter weather means wheat forecasts are looking up.

February 26, 2013

Aggravated Agriculture  

Climate change is expected to have an overall negative impact upon crop and livestock over the next 25 years.

Climate Change To Hurt Crops And Livestock

The USDA warns of hard times ahead for the nation's farmers.

November 16, 2012

Local Poultry 

900 turkeys at Schacht Farm

Schacht Farm Provides Local Turkeys For Thanksgiving

Mandy Corry of Schacht Farm has been raising turkeys for seven years. Each year brings new challenges, especially in regards to Mother Nature.

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.

February 29, 2012

Sticky Situation 

sryrup festival

Maple Syrup Festival To Kick Off Despite Wacky Weather

Southern Indiana's unusual weather this winter has meant that sappers at Burton's Maplewood Farms have had to get a jump start on tapping maple trees.

February 3, 2012

Garden Warming 

sprout coming out of the ground

Warmer Weather, Changing Gardens

For the first time since 1990, the USDA has updated planting maps based on temperatures. One thing is clear -- the United States is getting warmer.

October 14, 2011



Pumpkin Shortage: Blame It On The Rain

The aftermath of Hurricane Irene continues as concerns over pumpkin shortages hit the northeast. However there may be no need to panic -- yet.

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.

September 13, 2011

The Cost Of Food 


Falling Corn Surplus Could Mean Higher Food Prices

Extreme heat has damaged this year's corn supply, and it could translate to higher food prices down the road.

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.

June 23, 2011

Global Food Prices 

flooded field

Extreme Weather Pushes Food Prices Even Higher

Global food prices are already at a record high and will continue to rise because of this year's extreme weather.

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