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U.N. Says Afghan Opium Production Hits Record High

(JALALABAD, Afghanistan) — Afghanistan's opium production surged this year to record levels, despite international efforts over the past decade to wean the...

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...

In Paraguay, Rural Farmers Fear the Spread of Soy

Emilio Arce lives in fear of the soy plantations that edge ever closer to his home in eastern Paraguay, the landlocked nation’s heartland of grain production...

The Coconut Craze

Under a metal roof in dandagamuwa, in western Sri Lanka, a line of seated men and women swing their small axes in sharp, neat strokes. Chips of brown coconut...