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November 18, 2015



Rethink Deep Frying With Tempura Green Beans

Think about deep frying like this... You're immersing the green beans in a really hot environment and steaming them from the inside out.

November 12, 2015


Courtesy of CSAB

CSAB: Cultivating Collectors, Feeding Artists

There’s a new way for visual artists to connect with patrons. The business model comes from an unlikely source -- the crop share.

November 10, 2015


hemp conference

Grassroots Group Hosts Hemp Symposium In Noblesville

The Indiana Hemp Industries Association hosted four speakers who talked about the many obstacles preventing hemp from going mainstream in the state.

November 9, 2015


hay bales

Why Traversing State Roads With Farm Machinery Isn’t Simple

For farmers, traveling on the road with machinery isn't always easy. Even something as short as a three-mile drive can be an ordeal.

November 4, 2015


larry howard feeding pigs

The Problem With Pets In Farm Country

It's not just abandoned cats, dogs that kill animals. Farmer Larry Howard says area pets that are allowed to roam free have caused problems for his livestock.

October 26, 2015


slices of cooked bacon

Bad Day For Bacon: Processed Red Meats Cause Cancer Says WHO

The World Health Organization has put bacon, hot dogs and sausages in the same category of cancer risk as tobacco smoking.

September 22, 2015


Stewart Parnell

Peanut Exec Gets 28 Years In Prison For Salmonella Outbreak

Stewart Parnell was sentenced Monday to 28 years in prison for his role in a deadly salmonella outbreak from tainted peanut butter products.

September 17, 2015


lots of apples

It’s Time To Get Serious About Reducing Food Waste, Feds Say

The government's first ever national target to reduce food waste will encourage farmers to donate more of their imperfect produce to the hungry.

August 19, 2015


pizza night at stoney acres

Family Farms Turn To Pizza For Fast Cash And Customers

Throughout the Midwest, a new farm-to-table strategy is giving a boost to some farmers. We visit pizza night at Stoney Acres in Athens, Wisconsin.

August 13, 2015


United Soybean Board

Corn Harvest Expected To Drop 20 Percent From Last Year

The decline could hurt farmers, but high yields in other parts of the country mean grocery prices likely won't be impacted.

August 5, 2015


chickens in cages

Judge Strikes Down Idaho ‘Ag-Gag’ Law

"Ag-gag" laws outlaw undercover investigations of farms. What does the Idaho decision mean for the handful of other states with similar laws on the books?

July 28, 2015



‘Farm To Food Bank’ Promises Fresh, Local Produce

Indiana's food banks are starting a new Farm to Food Banks program that aims to get more fresh produce to low-income Hoosiers.

July 27, 2015


Purdue Research Foundation

Purdue Salmonella Detection Technology Wins FDA Competition

A team of Purdue University researchers have developed a technology that detects salmonella more quickly than current methods.

July 13, 2015


flooded corn field

Record Rainfall Drowning Indiana’s Crops

Last month was the wettest June since 1895, causing many fields to flood.

July 6, 2015


field of corn

New ‘Indiana Grown’ Program Launches Tuesday

Project manager David King says the program can help farmers, producers and consumers. He says the state needs Indiana people buying Indiana products.

July 6, 2015


bee on a flower

Indiana Organization Plans To Protect Pollinators

The Indiana Pesticide Review Board is working to create pollinator protective measures in the Hoosier State.

July 2, 2015


aidan kerr with his tomato plant

Food Values For Second Graders

Teaching kids about where their food comes from can be fun, rewarding and frustrating. We hear from two adults and the one child they tried to educate.

June 2, 2015



Indiana Trains Prisoners To Combat Avian Flu

The avian flu has killed about 10 percent of the nation's laying flock population.

May 28, 2015


box of produce

Green BEAN Grocery Delivery Service Expands To Bloomington

Green BEAN Delivery dropped off one ton of fresh produce to the Hoosier Hills Food Bank.

May 21, 2015


dead poultry

Avian Flu Outbreak Takes Poultry Producers Into Uncharted Territory

The outbreak has affected 174 farms in 15 states. Because there's no vaccine, infected and even healthy birds must be killed to try to stop the virus.

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