Feb 21

U.S. agriculture booms to record highs

American agriculture has experienced a boom, with market values of crops, livestock and total agricultural products reaching record highs even as the amount of U.S. farmland declined, according to a new government survey.

With drought causing prices for commodities like hay to rise, the farm product has become a much more likely candidate for theft. Creative commons photo by Let Ideas Compete Bee burglars, a "nut mafia," and making off with…

Seeds are big business in Hawaii, where large biotech companies develop genetically modified crops. Megan Thompson reports on a battle being waged on the island of Kauai by residents who say growing practices like pesticide use are hazardous to public…

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