posted on May 15, 2015 at 4:21 PM
Boom and bust cycles are anything but new in some parts of Texas and Oklahoma. And the oil industry--as well as local residents who depend on it--have developed innovative coping mechanisms to “thrive when the price takes a dive.
posted on March 20, 2015 at 3:12 PM
NEW ULM, Minn. (AP) — Milk prices have fallen by more than one-third since last fall, putting a crunch on dairy farmers after several profitable years.
posted on January 9, 2015 at 5:06 PM
Problems with the 2014 malt barley crop in the western United States have resulted in the worst year for malting production in the nation, but beer drinkers likely won't have to shell out an extra couple dollars for their favorite brews.
posted on December 19, 2014 at 2:15 PM
The average price of Iowa farmland fell nearly 9 percent in the past year, but it still remains far above the prices of a decade ago.
posted on December 12, 2014 at 3:01 PM
Plummeting oil prices may add a little jingle in the pockets of holiday shoppers and travelers but are raising financial worries in some states that had been tapping into surging oil tax revenues to pay for roads and other government services.
posted on November 26, 2014 at 5:43 PM
Economists say the government’s continued delay in deciding the amount of renewable fuels that must be blended with gasoline in 2014 may create problems for those seeking investors in the biofuels industry. Despite the potentially gloomy prospects,...
posted on November 7, 2014 at 2:15 PM
Lower oil prices, while good for the broader U.S. economy, are a threat to what has been a surprising and dramatic surge in oil production in the U.S., and to drilling communities that have come to depend on oil money.
posted on October 3, 2014 at 10:53 AM
A high-frequency trader in New Jersey is facing charges for allegedly manipulating commodities prices by issuing false signals to the market and then profiting off them while using software that executes trades within milliseconds, federal...
posted on September 19, 2014 at 4:25 PM
The last of the federal Tobacco Buyout checks will be sent to Tobacco Farmers and landowners next month.
posted on April 17, 2014 at 2:28 PM
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) -- The highest beef prices in almost three decades have arrived just before the start of grilling season, causing sticker shock for both consumers and restaurant owners - and relief isn't likely anytime soon.
posted on April 11, 2014 at 10:38 AM
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A virus never before seen in the U.S. has killed millions of baby pigs in less than a year, and with little known about how it spreads or how to stop it, it's threatening pork production and pushing up prices by 10 percent or...
posted on September 14, 2012 at 3:42 PM
An Indiana farm linked to a salmonella outbreak from cantaloupe that killed two people has now pulled its watermelons from the market.
posted on September 7, 2012 at 11:49 AM
Prices of basic foods remained flat in August, offering assurances that a repeat of the global food price crisis that sparked rioting several years ago is unlikely, U.N. food agency officials said Thursday.
posted on July 6, 2012 at 1:23 PM
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The drought that's hitting much of the Midwest this summer will hit consumers in the pocketbook by next year, Purdue agricultural experts said Thursday.
The persistent hot, dry weather has hit farm production in Indiana, the...
posted on June 8, 2012 at 4:14 PM
FRANKSTON, Texas (AP) — A cow runs circles in a small pen, her baby close by her side. Ranchers, their brows wrinkled, scribble in a glossy catalog while high on a podium the auctioneer slams his gavel, taking bids as the price of the pair...