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Who gains when sub-zero temps hit?

It’ll take something pretty amazing to compete for headlines with the extreme weather outbreak ongoing this week across much of the United States.  When people are trying to make it

Dear Reader: The farm bill, pizza and you

Editorials from the heartland are growing increasingly pessimistic about the prospects of farm billpassage before Congress decamps for holiday break.   And with the giant omnibus law back in the headlines

How are companies meeting demand for gluten-free?

Niche markets always make for an array of interesting business stories, especially when they are growing.  And one that fits that bill right now is the gluten-free industry, catering to

Covering the agriculture beat: An introduction

Agriculture may seem like a simple job. Prepare the soil, apply chemicals, plant, harvest, repeat. Right? In fact, it’s a complicated endeavor in the best of circumstance. Farming is bedrock industry that

Covering agriculture: Challenges

Covering agriculture presents some challenges, like any other business beat. Here are a few things to watch. Don’t oversimplify. Agriculture stories can be complicated. Think about how the news you

Covering agriculture: Resources and sourcing

Here are a list of resources to aid in your coverage of agriculture-related topic. People to talk to To cover the agriculture beat with precision, you have to develop rich

Covering agriculture: Glossary of terms, concepts

Understanding the basic terms associated with agriculture-related topics will give you the knowledge base to conduct solid interviews and identify key trends. To get you started, here’s a list of

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