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Economics & Management

Fighting Famine

What’s in store for U.S. food aid programs? Based in part on the Canadian approach,
big changes may be coming.

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Lessons Learned with Kristi and James Caldwell

These urbanites-turned-farmers and -distillers share their top three tips for making a living off the land.

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A view of the barges passing through the Melvin Price Locks on a dreary day.

Rough Passage

What will it take to keep grain flowing through America’s waterways?

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At Home On His Farm

He grew it into one of Quebec’s largest farm operations. Still, Laurent Bousquet continues to look for new opportunities provided by the markets, his own ingenuity, even the weather.

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Rural Infrastructure: A Creaky Skeleton (U.S. Version)

The basic infrastructure in farm communities is aging, sometimes even crumbling. Is private funding the answer?

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Rural Infrastructure: A Creaky Skeleton (Canadian Version)

The basic infrastructure in farm communities is aging, sometimes even crumbling. Is private funding the answer?

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Growing Our Future

Incubator farms give beginning producers a head start.

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Land Values Level Out

What happened to the farmland bubble analysts predicted?

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A Farmer’s Perspective: Immigrant Workers and Their Critical Role

Immigrant farm laborers have been part and parcel of the North American agricultural landscape for more than a century. What few outside ag realize, however, is just how critical their role is in feeding a hungry world.

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Building Farm Infrastructure Using the Internet

One rural area takes matters in its own hands to develop high-speed internet service.

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