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Florida's Orange Production Is Declining

posted on April 11, 2014 at 10:35 AM

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- This year's Florida orange crop is approaching the fruit's lowest harvest in decades, and experts say a deadly bacteria that's infecting the trees is to blame. The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Wednesday... Full Story

Sugar Beets Could Improve Dairy Efficiency

posted on November 22, 2013 at 3:13 PM

Sugar Beets Could Improve Dairy Efficiency
Autumn in the Midwest offers a colorful backdrop for farmers taking to the field to reap what they’ve sown. And while fall harvest is a common sight across the land, what one group outside the town of Antigo is pulling out of the ground is... Full Story

Study Reveals Fast Dining Diets

posted on March 1, 2013 at 5:08 PM

Study Reveals Fast Dining Diets
A new government study says on an average day, U.S. adults get roughly 11 percent of their calories from fast food. That's down two percent percentage points from the last time the Centers for Disease Control measured America’s caloric intake. Full Story

Iowa Apple Growers Fear Another Year of Drought

posted on March 1, 2013 at 4:35 PM

Iowa's apple growers fear what another year of drought will do to their businesses. Many growers also were clobbered last year by a late freeze. Full Story

Farmland Values Rise Sharply, Again

posted on February 22, 2013 at 4:10 PM

Farmland Values Rise Sharply, Again
According to the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, farmland values shot up last year by a staggering 16 percent in a 5-state region in heart of the Corn Belt. Appreciation in 2012 rivaled that of 2007 and 2011 and is the third-largest increase in... Full Story

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