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Archive for February 2015

February 5, 2015

 

kale pieces on a baking sheet

Kale Chips And Hot Chocolate, Carbon Cycle, Kids Get Cooking

Let your kids experiment with making food. Sarah Elton tells us why. We tap maple trees. Kale and chocolate for our snacks. And, carbon in the Corn Belt.

February 12, 2015

 

urban farm in edmonton

Tour The World Of Urban Farms, Trouble At Dairies, B-Sprouts

We go around the world of urban gardens with Jennifer Cockrall-King. Harvest Public Media has two stories about dairy. Brussels spouts plus polenta on the menu.

February 19, 2015

 

maple sap dripping from tree

Maple Syrup Takes Center Stage, Bread Bakers, Farm Drones

Michael Farrell talks about the future of maple sugaring. Tim Burton ages his syrups for enhanced flavor. Two bread bakers balance precision with creativity.

February 27, 2015

 

Straight Creek Valley Farm

High-Tech Country Life, Shopping Tips, Veterans Turn Farmers

Christine Tailer lives off the grid but not without creature comforts. Pickled eggs and quinoa on the menu. Clara Moore tells us how to shop like a chef.

February 1, 2015

 

kamut

Meet Kamut, Your New Favorite Grain

Put the rice away! Make red beans and kamut instead.

February 2, 2015

 

Micro-meteorologist Andy Suyker says

Corn Belt Farming Boosts The Global Carbon Cycle

About 20 years ago, scientists realized peaks and valleys of the carbon cycle are reaching higher and lower levels. The Corn Belt may be contributing to that.

February 3, 2015

 

baby food on the shelf

Toddler Meals Contain Too Much Salt And Sugar

According to a new study, consuming too much salt and sugar from packaged foods starts at a young age.

February 3, 2015

 

raw burger

Single Food Safety Agency Proposed Under 2016 Budget

The FDA and USDA split food safety responsibilities currently. A total of 12 agencies enforce about 30 different laws.

February 4, 2015

 

rye

Protecting Farmland, Water Supply With Cover Crops

Cover crops, like crimson clover and hairy vetch, grow during the winter when everything else freezes.

February 9, 2015

 

dairy operation

Without Immigration Fix, Dairies Struggle To Find Employees

Finding workers to don coveralls, muck boots and endure the occasional splash of manure, or spritz of urine is not as simple as putting an ad in the newspaper.

February 10, 2015

 

organic produce

Eat Organics For Lower Levels Of Pesticides

In the largest study of its kind, researchers have found lower levels of pesticides in those who consume organic foods.

February 11, 2015

 

pouring raw milk

To Limit Sales, States Propose Legalizing Raw Milk

Despite health warnings, some states have proposed legalizing raw milk sales in order to impose strict regulations on the risky - and growing - market.

February 12, 2015

 

chicken wings

Sweet ‘N Spicy Chicken Wings

These chicken wings get the sweet from maple syrup and the heat from cayenne pepper and chili flakes.

February 13, 2015

 

eggs

Government Considers Reversal in Cholesterol Guidelines

Let them eat eggs, says the top U.S. nutrition advisory panel.

February 13, 2015

 

Jennifer Cockrall-King and Food In The City

Urban Farming Worldwide With Jennifer Cockrall-King

Cockrall-King is the author of "Food and the City." She explains how city dwellers have made urban agriculture fit the needs of their specific community.

February 17, 2015

 

Ranchers drive longhorn cattle through the streets of Fort Worth, Texas.

Meat Industry Drops Lawsuit Against ‘COOL’ Labels

Meat industry groups have dropped a lawsuit against the USDA's rules requiring labels that identify country of origin for meat products.

February 17, 2015

 

drone flying over a field

Grounded, Farmers Wait On Drone Rules

While some farmers see drones as a way to help their bottom line, others see them as a potential invasion of privacy.

February 17, 2015

 

pralines in a box

Pralines For Mardi Gras

We celebrate Fat Tuesday today with these traditional praline candies.

February 18, 2015

 

Iowa Power Farming show

Farm Payment Projections Growing

Crop insurance, which is heavily subsidized with public money, is meant to function as the main farm support program.

February 18, 2015

 

almond meal

Make Almond Milk, Then Make Banana Bread

What do you do with the little shards of almonds that are leftover from making almond milk? You make banana bread, of course!

February 19, 2015

 

velveeta cheese

Shifting Priorities In Health Sound Alarm For Packaged Foods

Remember how everything was "low-fat" in the 1990s? Today's shift from low-fat, packaged foods to fresh, healthier food is worrying the packaged food industry.

February 22, 2015

 

bowl of macaroni

Here’s The Vegan Cheese Recipe You’ve Been Waiting For

You know you want to try it. This recipe guides you through the very simple process of making nut "cheese."

February 24, 2015

 

Sara Creech with chicken

Back From War, On To The Farm

Veterans returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan are more likely to be unemployed than both civilians and veterans of other wars.

February 26, 2015

 

redbud dessert

Get Warm! Five Posts To Prepare For Spring

For some of the nation, it's hard to believe spring can be around the corner. Get your mind in a warmer place with five spring-related posts.

February 27, 2015

 

Farmer Jeff Jones

Right To Farm Amendment Challenged In Missouri Supreme Court

Missouri is the second state to add the right to farm to its constitution, behind North Dakota.

February 27, 2015

 

Street sign displaying K Street and Evacuation Route

Food And Ag Lobbyists Reap Seats At Congressional Table

Former food and agriculture lobbyists have taken staff posts in the Senate Agriculture Committee as Congress prepares to move on a new legislative agenda.

February 27, 2015

 

erecting wind power tower

Christine Tailer’s DIY Country Life

At Straight Creek Valley Farm, living "off-the-grid" doesn't mean doing without creature comforts like cell phones and Keurig coffee.

February 1, 2015

 

kamut

Meet Kamut, Your New Favorite Grain

Put the rice away! Make red beans and kamut instead.

February 12, 2015

 

chicken wings

Sweet ‘N Spicy Chicken Wings

These chicken wings get the sweet from maple syrup and the heat from cayenne pepper and chili flakes.

February 17, 2015

 

pralines in a box

Pralines For Mardi Gras

We celebrate Fat Tuesday today with these traditional praline candies.

February 18, 2015

 

almond meal

Make Almond Milk, Then Make Banana Bread

What do you do with the little shards of almonds that are leftover from making almond milk? You make banana bread, of course!

February 22, 2015

 

bowl of macaroni

Here’s The Vegan Cheese Recipe You’ve Been Waiting For

You know you want to try it. This recipe guides you through the very simple process of making nut "cheese."

February 2, 2015

 

Micro-meteorologist Andy Suyker says

Corn Belt Farming Boosts The Global Carbon Cycle

About 20 years ago, scientists realized peaks and valleys of the carbon cycle are reaching higher and lower levels. The Corn Belt may be contributing to that.

February 3, 2015

 

baby food on the shelf

Toddler Meals Contain Too Much Salt And Sugar

According to a new study, consuming too much salt and sugar from packaged foods starts at a young age.

February 3, 2015

 

raw burger

Single Food Safety Agency Proposed Under 2016 Budget

The FDA and USDA split food safety responsibilities currently. A total of 12 agencies enforce about 30 different laws.

February 4, 2015

 

rye

Protecting Farmland, Water Supply With Cover Crops

Cover crops, like crimson clover and hairy vetch, grow during the winter when everything else freezes.

February 9, 2015

 

dairy operation

Without Immigration Fix, Dairies Struggle To Find Employees

Finding workers to don coveralls, muck boots and endure the occasional splash of manure, or spritz of urine is not as simple as putting an ad in the newspaper.

February 10, 2015

 

organic produce

Eat Organics For Lower Levels Of Pesticides

In the largest study of its kind, researchers have found lower levels of pesticides in those who consume organic foods.

February 11, 2015

 

pouring raw milk

To Limit Sales, States Propose Legalizing Raw Milk

Despite health warnings, some states have proposed legalizing raw milk sales in order to impose strict regulations on the risky - and growing - market.

February 13, 2015

 

eggs

Government Considers Reversal in Cholesterol Guidelines

Let them eat eggs, says the top U.S. nutrition advisory panel.

February 17, 2015

 

Ranchers drive longhorn cattle through the streets of Fort Worth, Texas.

Meat Industry Drops Lawsuit Against ‘COOL’ Labels

Meat industry groups have dropped a lawsuit against the USDA's rules requiring labels that identify country of origin for meat products.

February 17, 2015

 

drone flying over a field

Grounded, Farmers Wait On Drone Rules

While some farmers see drones as a way to help their bottom line, others see them as a potential invasion of privacy.

February 18, 2015

 

Iowa Power Farming show

Farm Payment Projections Growing

Crop insurance, which is heavily subsidized with public money, is meant to function as the main farm support program.

February 19, 2015

 

velveeta cheese

Shifting Priorities In Health Sound Alarm For Packaged Foods

Remember how everything was "low-fat" in the 1990s? Today's shift from low-fat, packaged foods to fresh, healthier food is worrying the packaged food industry.

February 24, 2015

 

Sara Creech with chicken

Back From War, On To The Farm

Veterans returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan are more likely to be unemployed than both civilians and veterans of other wars.

February 26, 2015

 

redbud dessert

Get Warm! Five Posts To Prepare For Spring

For some of the nation, it's hard to believe spring can be around the corner. Get your mind in a warmer place with five spring-related posts.

February 27, 2015

 

Farmer Jeff Jones

Right To Farm Amendment Challenged In Missouri Supreme Court

Missouri is the second state to add the right to farm to its constitution, behind North Dakota.

February 27, 2015

 

Street sign displaying K Street and Evacuation Route

Food And Ag Lobbyists Reap Seats At Congressional Table

Former food and agriculture lobbyists have taken staff posts in the Senate Agriculture Committee as Congress prepares to move on a new legislative agenda.

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