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Shutdown Spawns Vacuum in Farm Market Information

(WICHITA, Kan.) — When Tim Peterson finished planting his 900 acres of winter wheat last week, the usually market-savvy Kansas farmer unexpectedly found himself...

Feeding the Planet Without Destroying It

Climate change is the environmental problem that obsesses us, the one that's the focus of high-flying international summits and hardcore national politics. But...

AGRICULTURE: Invaders Feast on Crops

In Idaho, swarms of them can be seen from miles away, and troubled farmers speak of "watching the grasshoppers coming over the mountains." The insects...

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Buzz Thrill: LIFE Goes to a Bee Market

A recent report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture on the still-mysterious and, frankly, frightening phenomenon known as Colony-Collapse Disorder — the...

The Pakistan Floods — Six Months On

The long-term challenge is to help the Pakistani people rebuild their lives with focus shifting to infrastructure, agriculture and basic living...

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