| Mar 25, 2012
| 8:40 PM
Robert P. Taylor III climbed down the ladder of the tractor that he uses to spread fertilizer. He knelt down and grabbed a handful of soil from a field that would soon be lined with cotton seeds.
"People don't understand," the third-generation farmer...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 7:16 AM
ISLE OF WIGHT — Robert P. Taylor III climbed down the ladder of the tractor that he uses to spread fertilizer. He knelt down and grabbed a handful of soil from a field that would soon be lined with cotton seeds.
| Sep 6, 2011
| 10:14 AM
Food prices will continue to rise for the remainder of this year and well into 2012 because processors now are beginning to pass along higher costs of commodities to consumers, a Purdue University agricultural economist says.
While world grain stocks...
| Sep 27, 2011
| 5:31 AM
Strong global demand, especially for meats and other protein-rich foods, was a primary driver behind higher retail prices at the supermarket during the third quarter of 2011, according to the latest grocery price survey from Farm Bureau.
| May 13, 2011
| 3:52 PM
Americans squeezed by high gasoline prices and rising costs for food and other essentials are resorting to simple but effective steps to stretch their paychecks a bit further.
Cutting back on driving is an obvious option but even non-drivers have seen...
| May 15, 2011
| 9:14 PM
You could say it’s the perfect storm. A bad economy, energy prices sky rocketing and the cost of food is going up. For some farmers, that combination is eating into profits.
“If gas prices continue to sky rocket, we may have to make a mid-...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 9:00 PM
The Social Security Administration has just announced that beneficiaries will receive a 3.6% cost-of-living adjustment in January. The average retired worker will see a $512 increase in annual benefits -- from $14,232 to $14,744 -- though a portion will...
| Nov 6, 2011
| 2:38 PM
ATHENS, Greece -- Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou will step down as his government's leader, the country's president announced Sunday night -- agreeing to do so on the condition that the controversial 130 billion euro bailout deal is approved.
| Nov 9, 2011
| 7:54 AM
One message from financial markets has become quite clear: attempts by the euro zone to ring-fence Greece and stop contagion to other, more significant economies has failed.
The job now in Berlin, Brussels and Paris is not to worry about Greece, which is...
| Sep 3, 2012
| 10:15 AM
Editor's note: David Frum is a contributing editor at Newsweek and The Daily Beast and a CNN contributor. He is the author of seven books, including a new novel, "Patriots."
Prediction: 2013 will be a year of serious global crisis. That crisis is...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 4:07 PM
On day two of my fellowship in Germany, our group of 12 American journalists learned more about the organization sponsoring our trip, the RIAS Berlin Kommission.
RIAS stands for "Radio in the American Sector" and is a former radio station based in...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 6:06 AM
The drought that's drying up the Heartland isn't just an American problem. It's causing food prices to surge worldwide.
Food prices jumped 6% in July, after three months of declines, according to the United Nations' monthly Food Price Index released...