almonds

  • A man displays an almond in Paso Robles, California
    April 30, 2015  

    The almond, America’s most popular nut and California’s most lucrative agriculture export, is also a water guzzler. It takes approximately a gallon of water to grow a single almond. While prices are at record highs due to global demand, the Golden State is also in the middle of a historic drought, which is hurting farmers and residents. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports. Continue reading

  • April 3, 2007  

    Beekeepers and farmers around the country are worried this year as the honeybees used to pollinate crops have been vanishing from their hives, a phenomenon known as “colony collapse disorder.” Continue reading