Jeff BradyJeff Brady is an NPR National Desk Correspondent based in Philadelphia. He covers the mid-Atlantic region and the energy industry.
Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO) visits with a young girl as he campaigns in downtown Colorado Springs, Colo., on Aug. 9. After surviving a tough primary challenge, Bennet is now in a close race with Tea-Party-backed Republican Ken Buck.
A bad harvest and fires in Russia have caused U.S. wheat prices to jump nearly 50 percent in recent months. Bakeries and other businesses are facing higher costs.
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