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Hord: From 10 pigs to livestock empire

Published Sep. 2, 2014

For five generations, the Hord family's business has been growing, changing and flourishing. The multimillion-dollar farm operation, which includes Hord Livestock Inc. and Hord Family Farms, began with just ten pigs.

Small vs. large: Which size farm is better for the planet?

Published Sep. 3, 2014

Ultimately, we all vote with our wallets, every day. The best way to get an environmentally sound system that grows healthful food is to buy healthful food from environmentally sound farms. And it doesn’t have to be farm stand kale. It could be frozen peas.

Record Crops Spur Exits From Agriculture Investment Funds

Published Sep. 3, 2014

After taking in more money than precious metals or energy funds during the first five months of 2014, exchange-traded products backed by agriculture had a net outflow for the year of $57.7 million as of Aug. 29, down 2.9 percent,

Agriculture equipment sales decline in 2014

Published Sep. 3, 2014

"If they can't buy more equipment, we are going to have to start laying off people," said Berry, who represents Unverferth Manufacturing, that makes and markets, among other things, tillage, hay and grain handling equipment.

Long-term trial compares organic and conventional agriculture

Published Sep. 3, 2014

“The available technology was more important in determining the differences between conventional and organic system yields than agroecological effects.”