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WeatherBil​l raises $42 million

A start-up named Weather Bill insures farmers against extreme weather. Founded by ex-Google employees, the company runs computer simulations to predict the chances of extreme

Extreme weather helps drive up food prices

The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) says that food prices hit a record high in December. Extreme weather, probably linked to global warming, is

Drought strains Russian wheat supplies

Expect to pay more for a loaf of bread this Fall. Severe weather has reduced wheat crops worldwide, driving up prices. In Russia, drought has

Could cows heal the West?

There are no panaceas, of course, but holistic management of cattle ranges can contribute a lot to improving the soil and its productivity, and not