October 17, 2014 / Des Moines Register by Lynn Hicks, Rodney White

"Locally grown," can be a hard sell when the Chinese government admits that nearly 20 percent of the nation's soils are polluted.

October 17, 2014 / Des Moines Register by Lynn Hicks, Rodney White

Global poultry genetics giant Hy-Line is positioning itself to have a greater role as China's egg industry moves from 10,000-hen farms to U.S.-style operations of 1 million birds or more.

October 17, 2014 / Des Moines Register by Lynn Hicks, Rodney White

In the wake of scandals involving tainted milk, Chinese officials are pushing for U.S.-size dairy farms with thousands of cows. But consolidation has costs.

October 17, 2014 / Untold Stories by Lynn Hicks, Rodney White

As millions of Chinese migrate to cities for jobs and labor becomes scarce, many smallholder farmers are deciding to rent their land to larger growers or pay others to plant and harvest their crops.

October 14, 2014 / The Washington Post by Tom Hundley, Ana P. Santos

As it stands, tens of thousands in the Philippines are stuck in difficult or dysfunctional marriages, torn between the teachings of their faith and a humiliating legal limbo.

October 14, 2014 / Des Moines Register by Lynn Hicks, Rodney White

Chinese agriculture, long dominated by lawn-sized plots of land harvested by hand, is rapidly growing larger. These big dreams mean big opportunities for U.S. and Iowa agribusinesses.

October 13, 2014 / Des Moines Register by Lynn Hicks, Rodney White

Corn — not rice or wheat — is the largest crop in China, and the country has a glut of the grain now. But more corn doesn't equal more food security, experts argue.

October 13, 2014 / Des Moines Register by Lynn Hicks, Rodney White

Chinese hog farms were notoriously inefficient, unsafe and environmentally damaging. Can they change to compete with U.S. pork producers?

October 12, 2014 / Des Moines Register by Lynn Hicks, Rodney White

It helps to have an "old friend" in China. Especially if he's the paramount leader.

October 3, 2014 / CQ Roll Call by Philip Brasher

Despite dangers, the promise of reaching the United States is so intense that it’s driving a shocking surge in migration by Central American children unaccompanied by their parents.

October 3, 2014 / Untold Stories by Britton Nagy

Therapy, growth, and rehabilitation exist in many forms at Bastøy Prison. An inmate, serving an 18-year sentence for murder, shares his experience.

September 27, 2014 / Untold Stories by Shiho Fukada

A behind-the-scene account of how the "Disposable Workers in Japan" project was developed and how the film was edited.

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