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The Kiplinger Agriculture Letter
Maixner was a student of news writing, agriculture and public policy before starting as editor of The Kiplinger Agriculture Letter in 2003. Raised on a ranch in western North Dakota, he kept a foot in the family farm and the farm news beat through 20 years with North Dakota newspapers – interrupted to study economics and finance while finishing an MA degree in journalism as a Kiplinger fellow at Ohio State University. Ed worked on legislation in agriculture, natural resources and international trade as an aide in the U.S. House and Senate, then ran a Washington, D.C., agricultural news bureau before joining Kiplinger. He was president of the North American Agricultural Journalists in 2011-12.
Gardeners and others are joining a broad new effort to replenish the nation’s hard-hit bee population.
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As you munch your summer corn, farmers are growing more of it — way more of it — and investors are cashing in.
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You'll pay more at the supermarket this year, thanks to drought-depleted food supplies and a greater reliance on pricier food imports.
Look for food prices overall to go up as much as 4% in 2013, about ...
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This year's drought, which is toasting more than half of the U.S., is the nation’s worst since the 1950s. Its impact will ripple through the economy, touching lives in a myriad of different ways -- from ...
Ah, the temperature is high and the living is easy. Nothing like having a few friends over, grilling some meat and mingling over a few cold beers or glasses of wine. What's not to like?
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You might have heard the buzz: Our payback for the warm winter and early spring will be larger-than-usual hordes of mosquitoes, midges, aphids, termites and other bad actors this summer.
The silver ...
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Bugs surround us. Of the 1 million or so that entomologists have identified so far, many are our friends, such as the bees that fertilize apple, cherry, avocado and many other crops, enabling them to bear ...
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Rising farm costs prompt a price upswing in the grocery aisles
There's nothing like truckloads of germy eggs to grab lawmakers' attention.
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Americans haven’t responded well to urgings, so governments, doctors and employers are getting tough.
Rebounding global ag commodity prices add a sense of urgency to fighting hunger.
Next year will tell a similar tale, though look for grocery store prices to edge up by year-end.