There is a downside to record-breaking harvests. Prices for commodities like corn and wheat are at their lowest point in a decade. Farm lenders expect fewer producers will be able to pay back their loans. What does that mean for the farm economy?
After years of bitter political fights, federal rules aimed at making school lunches more nutritious took effect in 2012. Some administrators and students have since warmed to the guidelines, though influential lawmakers are urging the Trump Administration to lead a repeal.
Prescription painkillers and heroin are fueling a rise in drug addiction and overdoses in communities across the country, killing tens of thousands of people each year. Research shows some of America’s most rural areas are particularly at-risk for opioid addiction and abuse, and many experts expect the problem to only get worse.
Losing a big company leaves an economic scar on a city. But in Sidney, Nebraska, nearly one-third of the city works at the headquarters of the outdoor retailer, Cabela’s. Residents are wondering what’s next when Cabela’s merges with a competitor.
The organic industry is deciding whether or not produce grown in hydroponic systems can be certified organic. The debate gets at the very heart of what it means to be “organic” and may change the organic food available to grocery store shoppers.