Agriculture

9 Ways Vegans and Vegetarians Are Changing the Food Industry

  Americans’ increasing concerns about health issues have contributed to a booming population of vegetarians and

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BIZ QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About Food Waste?

It’s not a glamorous topic, but there are plenty of money stories in food waste. From

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Economic Hotspot: Midwest Business Stories

The 2016 election shone a spotlight on the Midwest, placing new emphasis on the region’s economy

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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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