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Five story ideas around agri-business

The business of agriculture may not seem as exciting as tech and the economy; however, plenty of intriguing stories exist within agribusiness. This blog outlines some core themes and trends

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Getting to know the wine business

#NationalWineDay may be over, but that doesn’t mean we have to stop thinking vino. Here are some tips to cover the wine business in your region. Obtain Data on the

A reporter’s primer to covering commodities

Products like wheat, coffee, cocoa, cotton, milk, sugar, orange juice, live cattle and even pork bellies are bought and sold on more than 50 major commodity markets worldwide. Generally, agricultural

Flooding means trouble for Midwest

While drought continues to trouble California, too much water is causing problems for farmers in the Midwest. Heavy rainfall throughout the month of June means a number of fields in

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Find the money in agriculture stories

Are you a journalist covering agriculture? You won’t want to miss Reynolds’ workshops at the upcoming AgMedia conference later this month. “Crash Course on Business Journalism” and “30 Agriculture Business

Cuba’s business opportunities

U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuba President Raul Castro made it official on Wednesday. They announced plans to re-establish diplomatic relations, 54 years after sanctions were imposed by the U.S.

A growing demand for organics

Over the past six years, the top 25 American food companies have lost $18 billion in market share, according to Fortune Magazine. Susan Schwallie, a market research expert with the

Bringing farm-to-table to the airport

Restaurants all over the world feature menus with ingredients grown by local purveyors. Now, travel  concessions operator Delaware North Companies has added its own twist to the farm to table

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Five tips for covering agriculture

From following commodity prices to food trends, there are many different aspects of the agriculture beat you’ll need to understand in order to best report on area farming. Here are our five

Avian Flu impacts supply, price

This year’s outbreak of Avian flu, also known as bird flu, may be the worst ever for American agriculture producers. There has been bird flu detected in the U.S. since

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