In the News
Squirrel population boom frustrates fruit growers
(Oct 19, 2012) A squirrel population boom is menacing fruit growers and others in some patches of the country.
Smithsonian hosts US youth summit on Dust Bowl
(Oct 19, 2012) Students in nine states and the nation's capital are preparing to examine the legacy of the Dust Bowl and the current impact of drought on agriculture and global food security.
Pumpkin farmers have smashing crop despite drought
(Oct 19, 2012) Pumpkin farmers say they expect their crop to be one of a few bright spots in a year when most farms have been hit hard by a severe drought that stretches across much of the U.S.
UN: Food prices likely to remain volatile, high
(Oct 19, 2012) The United Nations says prices for rice, wheat and other key foods are expected to remain volatile and possibly increase, and poor farmers and consumers especially in Africa, will be hurt most.
Drought conditions ease in key Midwest farm states
(Oct 19, 2012) Recent storms have eased drought conditions in several key Midwest farming states where the corn harvest is wrapping up.