Agriculture

Oyster Season Basics for Business Reporters  

Oyster season, which traditionally runs from fall through early spring, is a great time to harvest

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Oh, Christmas Trees! Ideas for Business Stories

With the holiday season around the corner, the economic impact of Christmas trees is a timely

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The Business of Cranberries: 4 Story Ideas

As Thanksgiving approaches, business reporters ought to start thinking about the cranberry industry and features around

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How to Use Databases to Untangle Local Food Webs

As the world grows more interconnected, so do food systems. Most communities import their food from

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5 Facts About the Chocolate Industry

Chocolate has been part of the western lifestyle for generations and now its popularity is growing

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4 Facts About the Artificial Sweetener Industry

Since the discovery of saccharin in 1879, artificial sweeteners have played a major role in America’s

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Take National Farming Trends to the Local Level

The recently announced Bayer and Monsanto acquisition has grabbed headlines and raised fears. Farmers worry that

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5 Story Ideas for Covering the Cotton Industry

Looking for new beats as a business reporter? Consider writing on the cotton industry, an often

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The Apple Industry: Four Fresh Ideas For Reporters

With the fall season almost underway, what better time to consider the apple industry as subject

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Finding the Business Stories in Food Waste

America faces a food waste crisis: The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates 30 to 40 percent of

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