The little-known guar bean is now used for excavating natural gas, which caused it to achieve the equivalent of bean stardom. And with it, prices have skyrocketed. That’s good for Texas bean farmers but bad for gas producers searching for a cheaper solution. (August 13, 2012)

Reporter: Hoda Emam
Producer / Editor: Frederick Bernas

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