John Ydstie http://wuwf.org en Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Crosses Milestone http://wuwf.org/post/buffets-berkshire-hathaway-crosses-milestone The most expensive stock on the New York Stock Exchange just got a little more expensive. A Class A share of Berkshire Hathaway is now worth more than $200,000.<p>On Thursday, shares closed up $3,500 at $202,850. The Omaha, Neb.-based company has a market value of more than $333 billion.<p>Berkshire Hathaway is the company created and run by Warren Buffett for nearly five decades now. The conglomerate owns more than 80 firms, including Geico Insurance, BNSF Railway and Dairy Queen.<p>Its stock price has doubled since October 2006 when it crossed the $100,000 mark. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 06:42:00 +0000 John Ydstie 13231 at http://wuwf.org Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Crosses Milestone Shifting Climate Has North Dakota Farmers Swapping Wheat For Corn http://wuwf.org/post/shifting-climate-has-north-dakota-farmers-swapping-wheat-corn Overall, climate change is predicted to hurt agriculture around the world. It could even threaten corn production in the Corn Belt.<p>But in North Dakota conditions are now better for raising corn, and that's a big benefit for farmers.<p>When I was growing up in Wolford, N.D., up near the Canadian border, wheat was king. It had been the dominant crop since the prairie was first plowed in the late 1800s. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 22:32:00 +0000 John Ydstie 13173 at http://wuwf.org Shifting Climate Has North Dakota Farmers Swapping Wheat For Corn Iowa's Corn Farmers Learn To Adapt To Weather Extremes http://wuwf.org/post/iowas-corn-farmers-learn-adapt-weather-extremes Climate change is creating all kinds of challenges and opportunities for business. One of the sectors that feels the effects most immediately is agriculture. Already, weather patterns are making it more challenging to raise corn — even in Iowa — in the middle of the Corn Belt.<p><a href="http://www.extension.iastate.edu/ilf/content/seth-watkins">Seth Watkins</a> raises corn and cattle in southern Iowa, and he recalls the memorable weather from 2012.<p>"We started out with an extreme drought and then that was topped off by the worst hail storm we've had — ever. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 21:20:00 +0000 John Ydstie 13123 at http://wuwf.org Iowa's Corn Farmers Learn To Adapt To Weather Extremes Russia Retaliates For Western Sanctions With Ban On Food Imports http://wuwf.org/post/russia-retaliates-western-sanctions-ban-food-imports <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Russia+Retaliates+For+Western+Sanctions+With+Ban+On+Food+Imports&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA1MTczMTM4MDEyNzM1OTUxMzg5ZDUyMw004)"/></div><p> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 20:52:00 +0000 John Ydstie 12926 at http://wuwf.org In July Jobs Numbers, Fodder For Cautious Optimism http://wuwf.org/post/july-jobs-numbers-fodder-cautious-optimism <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=In+July+Jobs+Numbers%2C+Fodder+For+Cautious+Optimism&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAwMzY5MzE4MDEzMTE3ODg5NDA4ZjRiNg004)"/></div><p> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:01:00 +0000 John Ydstie 12669 at http://wuwf.org