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"An estimated 400 million acres of farmland in the United States will likely change hands over the coming two decades as older farmers retire," with the financial industry seeing an opportunity to profit from rising food prices and biofuels, the Inter Press Service reports.

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Andy Griffith, “an entertainer whose stories about small town life were a source of cheerful recognition and nostalgic pleasure for generations of Americans,” died Tuesday morning at age 86 at his home on Roanoke Island, N.C.

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