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We talk to state senator Scott Beason about comments that have landed him in hot water.
By News Desk
Parts of the Middle East and North Africa were historically considered the Fertile Crescent, but this region of abundance is now in decline, and some analysts say it's no coincidence that there is unrest growing in its place.
A new food safety bill was among the last-minute actions in Congress this week. Jeffrey Brown gets details on what's in the bill and how it could impact farmers, food processors and regulators.
By Rebecca Jacobson, Inside Energy
Denver-based International Development Enterprises works with farmers in poor areas to help them obtain irrigation, water sanitation and storage supplies.
An exhibit sponsored by International Development Enterprises in Denver features paintings and photos of rural life in places such as India, Honduras, Ethiopia and Vietnam, along with models of IDE's irrigation and water sanitation equipment for visitors to try.
By Larisa Epatko
Iceland's volcano has not only thrown a wrench into airline passengers' plans but has put Kenya's European market of fresh produce and cut flowers in limbo, at least temporarily.
Farmers in Sioux Center managed to avert much of the financial crisis by keeping a close eye on their balance sheets.
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."…
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