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U.S. Farmers Expect Record Harvest After Near-Perfect Summer Weather

AP | By DAVID PITT | Posted 10.08.2014 | Green

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A mild summer across much of the nation's heartland has provided optimum growing conditions for the nation's corn and soybea...

U.S. Corn Production Could Fall To Lowest Average Yield In 17 Years

AP | JIM SUHR | Posted 10.10.2012 | Green

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A deepening drought in the nation's farm states has cut further into this fall's harvest, with farmers now expected to pull from th...

Farm Exports Boom Despite Languishing Economy

AP | By STEVE KARNOWSKI | Posted 11.16.2011 | Home

MINNEAPOLIS -- As U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack visits Vietnam and China to talk trade this week, he's hoping to build on one of the few brig...

Farmers Not To Blame For High Food Prices

AP | MICHAEL J. CRUMB | Posted 06.04.2011 | Home

DES MOINES, Iowa — Farmers and ethanol producers have braced for what they expect could be widespread criticism as corn prices are rising rapidl...

Farmers Woo Big Chains Hoping For Menu Placement

AP | DAVID MERCER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Ted Higginbottom was happy to see a dish heavy on peanuts this week on the menu at an Asian chain restaurant, but he said the Mand...

Colbert To Jonathan Safran Foer (VIDEO): Free Range Means Chickens Run Over Fields Of Flowers, Make Love

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

"Eating Animals" author Jonathan Safran Foer appeared on The Colbert Report Monday night to discuss the U.S. farm system, arguing that it is "perfectl...