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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

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

jack-o-lanterns 

jackolantern

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 

Corn

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.

April 1, 2011

New To The Bookshelf 

Chef Kurt Michael Friese And His Book Chasing Chiles

Telling The Story Of Climate Change By Way Of Chile Peppers

"Chasing Chiles" brings the problem of climate change to our plates by exploring one of North America's most diverse food plants: chile peppers.

February 12, 2011

Climate Change 

Wheat

Wheat For The Next Generation

Scientists are working to develop wheat that can resist drought and feed the 2.3 billion people predicted to live on Earth in the next 50 years.

January 13, 2011

Hunger Issues 

two food graphs

World Food Prices Soar To 20-Year High

The United Nations reports the prices of food commodities are at an all-time high. Harsh weather conditions around the world could push them even higher.

September 30, 2010

Food Recall 

Eggs

Iowa Egg Executive Apologizes, Environmentalists Aren’t Buying It

Everything from the weather to a contamination in an ingredient in their chicken feed was blamed for the nationwide salmonella outbreak at the Iowa egg farm.

May 24, 2010

Gardening Tips 

eggshells filled with dirt in an egg carton

Eco-Friendly Gardening: Planting Seedlings In Eggshells

I'd read somewhere that you can actually grow seedlings in eggshells. Would it really work? I finally decided to simply get started and see what happens.

July 15, 2009

Controlling The Weather 

A hurricane viewed from NASA's satellite.

Bill Gates Aims To Control The Weather…Really.

Bill Gates is taking on the weather, filing for five patents for technology that could stop hurricanes from forming.

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