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Archive for April 2017

April 12, 2017

 

eric schedler milling spelt

Mill-It-Yourself At Muddy Fork Bakery

Baker Eric Schedler mills five different grains in-house. On the show, we watch the process and then we bake a pie with a kamut pie dough.

April 17, 2017

 

flaxseeds

Veganize Your Baked Goods With Flaxseeds

Our podcast series on baking goes vegan with Natalie Rae Good. Then, sustainable foraging tips from an expert. (Hint: leave the ramps bulbs in the ground.)

April 2, 2017

 

coffee-grounds

Not Just Compost Anymore

Coffee grounds might already be making your garden incredible, soon they might be cleaning your ground water.

April 3, 2017

 

bean sprouts garlic scapes salad

Bean Sprouts Garlic Scape Salad

Garlic scapes are the shoots that grow from garlic bulbs. This recipe offers a simple way to highlight the garlicky stalks.

April 3, 2017

 

brazile creek sign

Neb. Plan Could Be Model For Cleaning Up Groundwater Pollution

The plan is to help farmers adopt practices that reduce the amount of nitrates getting into the groundwater and implementing more efficient irrigation methods.

April 4, 2017

 

bison

Bison Make A Comeback In Indiana

The growth bison ranches in Indiana are experiencing is being fueled by a surge in popularity of bison meat as an alternative to beef.

April 5, 2017

 

harvesting spruce tips in a basket

Forest-Flavored Jelly, With Spruce Tips

These are little bundles of baby spruce needles that are soft and tender. The flavor brings all the vitality of a forest bursting forth in springtime.

April 5, 2017

 

tractor in a corn field

Watch: Many Midwest Farmers Wary Of Changes To NAFTA

With the prospect of the deal being re-worked or scrapped, some farmers are wondering why the President wants to mess with what they perceive as a good thing.

April 6, 2017

 

sugar

Soda Taxes And Small Candy Bars: Two Countries Fight Sugar

The U.K. and Canada released reports last month detailing efforts to reduce sugar consumption in their respective countries, with two different approaches.

April 6, 2017

 

coke bottles

Judges Take Up Big Soda’s Suit To Abolish Philly’s Sugar Tax

An appeals court hears arguments Wednesday on the future of Philadelphia's landmark tax on sweetened drinks.

April 6, 2017

 

Workers pick sweet potatoes

Lack Of Protection For Migrants Puts Food System At Risk

A new report from Johns Hopkins University says a lack of rights for undocumented farm workers threatens public health and the food system.

April 7, 2017

 

fisherman

The Race To Fish Slows Down

Catch shares allot fishermen a portion of the catch in advance, in hopes of keeping them from racing each other to sea, sometimes in risky climes.

April 7, 2017

 

kelp

Alaska’s Kelp Industry Helps Drive Sea-To-Table Movement

While the state has a bountiful coastline it doesn't have easy access to kelp seed. Scientists are trying to incubate varieties that can be domestically farmed.

April 8, 2017

 

drawing

Broth-Loving Hipsters Are Pushing Up The Price Of Bones

With bone broth mania sweeping parts of the U.S., cheap bones are harder to come by. Some broth makers are moving to new bones, like alpaca.

April 9, 2017

 

honey miso glazed carrots

Win Over Carrot-Haters With Honey Miso Glazed Carrots

The trick to getting the carrots tender is to par-boil them first. Then they’re pan-fried in a bit of oil.

April 10, 2017

 

roasted carrots with carrot top pesto

Roasted Carrots With Carrot Top Pesto

It seems only right to serve carrot top pesto slathered on top of the beloved root it sprung out of.

April 11, 2017

 

soybeans

How A Lack Of Farm Data Could Hurt Farmers

Fewer farmers are responding to USDA surveys, which could throw off data, leaving farmers to fend for themselves when making choices for their businesses.

April 11, 2017

 

fried food

Obesity Shifts To Low Income Families In Mexico

Historically, prevalence of obesity in Mexico was associated with higher socioeconomic status. A new study shows that's changing, and impacting teen girls.

April 12, 2017

 

vending machine

Forcing People To Wait Nudges Them To Buy Healthier Snacks

Buy an unhealthy snack and these vending machines take 25 seconds. Healthy fare drops instantly. Research suggests this "time tax" helps us make better choices.

April 13, 2017

 

selling bread

With Food Scarce In Venezuela, Bakers Accused Of Hoarding

Authorities control flour, and bakers say there isn't enough. But officials say bakers are diverting flour to more profitable brownies.

April 14, 2017

 

asparagus pesto

Toss Pasta In Asparagus Pesto

For this recipe I favor pistachios, but feel free to swap them out for pine nuts or almonds.

April 16, 2017

 

grilled asparagus with raclette

Grilled Asparagus With Raclette

Raclette is a cow's milk cheese known for its meltability. This recipe features thin slices of raclette layered over charred asparagus.

April 17, 2017

 

Tom Vilsack

Former Ag Secretary Worried About Lack Of Rural Focus

Tom Vilsack is particularly troubled by the proposed elimination of a program that gives grant money to small towns to upgrade water treatment facilities.

April 18, 2017

 

leekchi

Leekchi: Kimchi’s Leek-Based Cousin

Leekchi is a highly flavorful fermented condiment made simply of leeks, salt, ginger, garlic, and hot peppers.

April 19, 2017

 

Rob Fleming

Growing A Prairie In The Shadow Of An Agribusiness Legacy

The names Wallace and Garst loom large in the modern history of farming. Some descendants of these agriculture titans are trying to leave a different legacy.

April 19, 2017

 

Kara Dethlefsen

When Active-Duty Service Members Struggle To Feed Families

About 23,000 military families rely on food stamps, but advocates say that number is only a partial picture of the need among people who are currently serving.

April 19, 2017

 

chicken worker

Indiana Egg Producers Scramble To Meet Cage-Free Demand

Going cage-free is a costly, time-consuming process for even the biggest egg producers, like Indiana's Rose Acre Farms.

April 20, 2017

 

field

Study: Climate Change Forces New Choices For Farmers

The study measures the difference in number and occurrence of field working days the climate becomes more volatile to agriculture.

April 20, 2017

 

Workers install solar panels on the roof of a barn.

Solar Boom Sparks Worry Over Lost Crop Land

With solar companies offering top dollar to rent farmland, ag officials are concerned converted farmland could be permanently lost.

April 20, 2017

 

bob's red mill gluten-free

When Gluten Is The Villain, Could Common Virus Be The Trigger?

About 30 percent of Americans are predisposed to celiac disease but only 1 percent get it. A common virus may play a role in determining who gets the disease.

April 21, 2017

 

lavender viennese whirls

Vegan Viennese Whirls

There's nothing out of the ordinary on the ingredient list. The trick with making Rainbow Bakery's Viennese Whirls is how difficult it is to form the cookies.

April 22, 2017

 

Wholesum Harvest

Fair-Trade Label Comes To U.S. Farms

Since 1998, Fair Trade USA has been certifying farms overseas that met its standards for workers and the environment. Now, the group is looking closer to home.

April 23, 2017

 

carrot and mint fritters

Crispy Carrot And Mint Fritters

This recipe features a North African spice blend of cinnamon, allspice, ginger, cardamom, coriander, paprika, turmeric, cloves and white pepper.

April 3, 2017

 

bean sprouts garlic scapes salad

Bean Sprouts Garlic Scape Salad

Garlic scapes are the shoots that grow from garlic bulbs. This recipe offers a simple way to highlight the garlicky stalks.

April 5, 2017

 

harvesting spruce tips in a basket

Forest-Flavored Jelly, With Spruce Tips

These are little bundles of baby spruce needles that are soft and tender. The flavor brings all the vitality of a forest bursting forth in springtime.

April 9, 2017

 

honey miso glazed carrots

Win Over Carrot-Haters With Honey Miso Glazed Carrots

The trick to getting the carrots tender is to par-boil them first. Then they’re pan-fried in a bit of oil.

April 10, 2017

 

roasted carrots with carrot top pesto

Roasted Carrots With Carrot Top Pesto

It seems only right to serve carrot top pesto slathered on top of the beloved root it sprung out of.

April 14, 2017

 

asparagus pesto

Toss Pasta In Asparagus Pesto

For this recipe I favor pistachios, but feel free to swap them out for pine nuts or almonds.

April 16, 2017

 

grilled asparagus with raclette

Grilled Asparagus With Raclette

Raclette is a cow's milk cheese known for its meltability. This recipe features thin slices of raclette layered over charred asparagus.

April 18, 2017

 

leekchi

Leekchi: Kimchi’s Leek-Based Cousin

Leekchi is a highly flavorful fermented condiment made simply of leeks, salt, ginger, garlic, and hot peppers.

April 21, 2017

 

lavender viennese whirls

Vegan Viennese Whirls

There's nothing out of the ordinary on the ingredient list. The trick with making Rainbow Bakery's Viennese Whirls is how difficult it is to form the cookies.

April 23, 2017

 

carrot and mint fritters

Crispy Carrot And Mint Fritters

This recipe features a North African spice blend of cinnamon, allspice, ginger, cardamom, coriander, paprika, turmeric, cloves and white pepper.

April 2, 2017

 

coffee-grounds

Not Just Compost Anymore

Coffee grounds might already be making your garden incredible, soon they might be cleaning your ground water.

April 3, 2017

 

brazile creek sign

Neb. Plan Could Be Model For Cleaning Up Groundwater Pollution

The plan is to help farmers adopt practices that reduce the amount of nitrates getting into the groundwater and implementing more efficient irrigation methods.

April 5, 2017

 

tractor in a corn field

Watch: Many Midwest Farmers Wary Of Changes To NAFTA

With the prospect of the deal being re-worked or scrapped, some farmers are wondering why the President wants to mess with what they perceive as a good thing.

April 6, 2017

 

sugar

Soda Taxes And Small Candy Bars: Two Countries Fight Sugar

The U.K. and Canada released reports last month detailing efforts to reduce sugar consumption in their respective countries, with two different approaches.

April 6, 2017

 

coke bottles

Judges Take Up Big Soda’s Suit To Abolish Philly’s Sugar Tax

An appeals court hears arguments Wednesday on the future of Philadelphia's landmark tax on sweetened drinks.

April 6, 2017

 

Workers pick sweet potatoes

Lack Of Protection For Migrants Puts Food System At Risk

A new report from Johns Hopkins University says a lack of rights for undocumented farm workers threatens public health and the food system.

April 7, 2017

 

fisherman

The Race To Fish Slows Down

Catch shares allot fishermen a portion of the catch in advance, in hopes of keeping them from racing each other to sea, sometimes in risky climes.

April 7, 2017

 

kelp

Alaska’s Kelp Industry Helps Drive Sea-To-Table Movement

While the state has a bountiful coastline it doesn't have easy access to kelp seed. Scientists are trying to incubate varieties that can be domestically farmed.

April 8, 2017

 

drawing

Broth-Loving Hipsters Are Pushing Up The Price Of Bones

With bone broth mania sweeping parts of the U.S., cheap bones are harder to come by. Some broth makers are moving to new bones, like alpaca.

April 11, 2017

 

soybeans

How A Lack Of Farm Data Could Hurt Farmers

Fewer farmers are responding to USDA surveys, which could throw off data, leaving farmers to fend for themselves when making choices for their businesses.

April 11, 2017

 

fried food

Obesity Shifts To Low Income Families In Mexico

Historically, prevalence of obesity in Mexico was associated with higher socioeconomic status. A new study shows that's changing, and impacting teen girls.

April 12, 2017

 

vending machine

Forcing People To Wait Nudges Them To Buy Healthier Snacks

Buy an unhealthy snack and these vending machines take 25 seconds. Healthy fare drops instantly. Research suggests this "time tax" helps us make better choices.

April 13, 2017

 

selling bread

With Food Scarce In Venezuela, Bakers Accused Of Hoarding

Authorities control flour, and bakers say there isn't enough. But officials say bakers are diverting flour to more profitable brownies.

April 17, 2017

 

Tom Vilsack

Former Ag Secretary Worried About Lack Of Rural Focus

Tom Vilsack is particularly troubled by the proposed elimination of a program that gives grant money to small towns to upgrade water treatment facilities.

April 19, 2017

 

Rob Fleming

Growing A Prairie In The Shadow Of An Agribusiness Legacy

The names Wallace and Garst loom large in the modern history of farming. Some descendants of these agriculture titans are trying to leave a different legacy.

April 19, 2017

 

Kara Dethlefsen

When Active-Duty Service Members Struggle To Feed Families

About 23,000 military families rely on food stamps, but advocates say that number is only a partial picture of the need among people who are currently serving.

April 19, 2017

 

chicken worker

Indiana Egg Producers Scramble To Meet Cage-Free Demand

Going cage-free is a costly, time-consuming process for even the biggest egg producers, like Indiana's Rose Acre Farms.

April 20, 2017

 

field

Study: Climate Change Forces New Choices For Farmers

The study measures the difference in number and occurrence of field working days the climate becomes more volatile to agriculture.

April 20, 2017

 

Workers install solar panels on the roof of a barn.

Solar Boom Sparks Worry Over Lost Crop Land

With solar companies offering top dollar to rent farmland, ag officials are concerned converted farmland could be permanently lost.

April 20, 2017

 

bob's red mill gluten-free

When Gluten Is The Villain, Could Common Virus Be The Trigger?

About 30 percent of Americans are predisposed to celiac disease but only 1 percent get it. A common virus may play a role in determining who gets the disease.

April 22, 2017

 

Wholesum Harvest

Fair-Trade Label Comes To U.S. Farms

Since 1998, Fair Trade USA has been certifying farms overseas that met its standards for workers and the environment. Now, the group is looking closer to home.

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