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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...

Local Food Grows Up

Viraj Puri climbs three floors of a gritty industrial building in Brooklyn to the daily grind of his early-stage start-up--negotiating deals with big customers,...

Can GM Crops Bust the Drought?

All farmers know they’ll have to endure the occasional dry period, but what has happened to the American Midwest this summer has been practically biblical. By...