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K-State Agronomist Says Snow Cover Protected Wheat

posted on January 17, 2014 at 3:14 PM

Wheat stalks are most resistant to winter conditions from mid-December to mid-January. Full Story

In Cold Snap, Recipe For Roads Goes Beyond Salt

posted on January 10, 2014 at 2:12 PM

In Milwaukee, road crews are experimenting with plentiful cheese brine, a leftover from cheese making. New York and Pennsylvania are among states trying sugar beet juice, while molasses and potato juice are flavoring roads elsewhere. Full Story

Cold Snap Puts Nation In the Deep Freeze

posted on December 6, 2013 at 6:10 PM

The system dumped 1 to 2 feet of snow in parts of Minnesota and Wisconsin, forcing school closures and temporary power outages. Full Story

Bacteria Bigger Threat to Citrus than Cold Weather

posted on January 21, 2011 at 1:01 PM

VERO BEACH, Fla (AP) -- While Florida farmers have lost some of their crop to cold weather for the second year in a row, they say a fast-spreading, incurable bacteria presents a greater threat to their trees and the citrus industry. Full Story

Florida Agriculture Loses $273M in December Freeze

posted on January 7, 2011 at 5:01 PM

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- December's wave of unusually cold weather has destroyed much of Florida's green beans and sweet corn, which means shoppers will pay more at the grocery store and see more imports on the shelves. Full Story

More Farmers Markets Expand to Year-Round

posted on December 30, 2010 at 4:12 PM

PLYMOUTH, Mass (AP) -- A steady stream of customers filled baskets and shopping bags with vegetables, cranberries, cheese, fresh-baked breads and pies while chatting with the dozen or so farmers selling goods in the visitor's center of a local... Full Story

Bees in More Trouble Than Ever After Bad Winter

posted on March 26, 2010 at 3:03 PM

MERCED, Calif (AP) — The mysterious 4-year-old crisis of disappearing honeybees is deepening. Full Story

Market to Market (January 8, 2010)

posted on January 8, 2010 at 7:01 PM

Market to Market (January 8, 2010)
Full Program: Old man winter tightens his grip on the Midwest. A lucrative export market closes its border to U.S. beef. Market to Market reflects on the first decade of the new millennium. Those stories and market analysis with Don Roose. Full Story

Winter Storm Wallops Farm Country

posted on December 10, 2009 at 3:12 PM

Winter Storm Wallops Farm Country
Although "old man winter" hasn't OFFICIALLY arrived yet, a massive winter storm blew across the U.S this week leaving mountains of snow, blizzard conditions, and subzero wind chills in its wake. Full Story

Growers Cheery as Winter Farmers' Markets Swell

posted on January 2, 2009 at 8:01 PM

MONTPELIER, Vt (AP) -- The snow might be piling up in Vermont, but farmers are still selling their produce. Full Story

Growers Reconsidering Christmas Plants

posted on August 1, 2008 at 8:08 PM

CHESHIRE, Conn (AP) - High heating costs this winter is leading some Connecticut plant growers to reconsider planting Christmas flowers. Full Story

Northwest Cherry Harvest Down with the Cold Temps

posted on May 9, 2008 at 8:05 PM

Fresh cherry pie on the Fourth of July? Full Story

Winter Farmers Markets Grow in Midwest

posted on January 25, 2008 at 8:01 PM

MILWAUKEE (AP) – A growing number of indoor winter farmers markets are being held in Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa. Full Story

Blizzards Bash Mountains and Plains

posted on January 5, 2007 at 8:01 PM

Blizzards Bash Mountains and Plains
Back-to-back holiday blizzards that hit four plains and mountain states have left major devastation in their wake. Full Story

Blizzard Slows Cattle Business This Week

posted on December 2, 2005 at 8:12 PM

Blizzard Slows Cattle Business This Week
This week's blizzard that dumped up to 20-inches of snow across seven states was not fit for man nor beast. Full Story
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