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Radiolab

You Are What Your Grandpa Eats

Monday, November 19, 2012

Lars Olov Bygren, a professor at Umeå University in Sweden, grew up in a remote village north of the Arctic Circle. It wasn't an easy place to be a kid, and he has cold, hard data to back him up: book after book of facts and figures on ...

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WNYC News

Cold Snap Could Damage Upstate Crops

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

It may be chilly here in the city, but it's downright freezing in New York's Hudson Valley farm country.

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Features

Local Farmers Import Pumpkins From Out of State

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Pumpkin farmers have been forced to look out of state the make sure they have enough vegetables for the season after a soggy summer dampened prospects for a fruitful fall.

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The Takeaway

Intense Drought Devastates Corn Crops

Monday, July 25, 2011

For farmers in the Midwest and the corn-belt, intense temperatures couldn’t have come at a worse time. The heat wave hit during the crucial pollination period essential for a healthy crop and coming on the back of months of dry weather in the South. Corn prices rose amid fears for this year’s yield and analysts are watching carefully to assess the longer term impact on the economy.

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