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Freshwater Shrimp: Still Not A Midwestern Cash Crop

Some farmers growing shrimp in Midwestern ponds say they do it for love, not money. Despite recent advances in feed and efforts by several states to make shrimp-farming here a viable business, it's still fraught with too much economic risk to attract many growers.
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Michelle Obama Wins Cookie Recipe Contest

Michelle Obama can celebrate a win now that her white and dark chocolate-chip cookies beat out Ann Romney's M&M cookies in Family Circle Magazine's Presidential Cookie Bake-Off. During the 2008 election, Cindy McCain's oatmeal butterscotch cookies won.
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In Washington State, Picker Shortage Threatens Apple Boom

Washington state apple growers are harvesting the second-largest crop in history, but it appears there won't be enough workers to get the fruit off the trees quickly enough. The next few weeks are when the bulk of the region's fruit is picked. The labor shortage comes as apple prices are high.
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Farmers' Market Economics

We explore the economics of bringing food from field to fork.

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