April 26, 2012 What was a farmer with Mediterranean roots doing in Sweden 5,000 years ago? Bringing farming north to the hunter-gatherers, according to new DNA research.
March 9, 2012 Behind a bucolic dairy farm lies all the roiling tension, rising inequality and economic volatility of the 21st-century economy.
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Argentina has long been famous for its grilled beef. But that beef isn't what it was.
December 8, 2011 Over the past decade, Argentina's cattlemen have quietly shifted their cows from grass to grain. Blame soaring world prices for commodities like soybeans, as well as government policies discouraging export. Argentine chefs say the switch to grain-fed beef marks the loss of a cultural icon.
Early morning view of an automated irrigation system in on a farm in Sudlersville, MD
October 12, 2011 A new study looks at whether we can feed the world without destroying the Earth. The answer is yes, but how to make it happen is complicated, and will require big changes in the way we practice agriculture.
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How much is it worth?
October 4, 2011 On today's show, we visit a place where global economic forces converge: Colo, Iowa. The price of farmland in Iowa has doubled in the past few years. We look at the broader economic picture, and ask: Is it a bubble?
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