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Earth Eats Staff is a weekly podcast, public radio program and blog bringing you the freshest news and recipes inspired by local food and sustainable agriculture.

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December 16, 2014

 

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Journey From New Farm To Organic Certification

As farmer Mike Record describes, organic farming isn’t just about growing healthy soil. It's about paperwork and red tape.

December 7, 2014

 

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Chris Vosters Find Comfort In Selling Kettle Corn

As farmer Chris Vosters navigates through the later stages of her life, she remains dedicated to serving her customers and cooking kettle corn.

November 20, 2014

 

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Smaller Turkey Stock Likely Won’t Equal Higher Retail Prices

A spike in feed prices has resulted in rising wholesale meat costs, but that doesn't mean turkey will cost more this year.

September 18, 2014

 

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Farm Bureau Considers Requirements For ‘Indiana Grown’ Label

Agriculture industry advocates plan to make recommendations to the legislature about how to label goods that are grown and produced locally.

August 26, 2014

 

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Bartholomew County Votes For CAFO Moratorium

Residents opposed to new large animal farms say they negatively impact the surrounding environment. Farmers say regulations are already too strict.

August 25, 2014

 

Hoosier Harvest Market

Are Online Farmer’s Markets Feasible For Indiana?

Regional food hubs work like online farmer's markets. A study will determine the demand for more hubs in Indiana.

August 4, 2014

 

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Locally-Based Company Plans $3.84 Million Expansion

Grocery delivery service Green BEAN Delivery plans to move and expand headquarters in Indianapolis.

May 29, 2014

 

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Pigs Thought To Be Immune Reinfected By Fatal Virus

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus has killed up to 7 million pigs and could boost the price of pork by 12 percent.

May 29, 2014

 

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IPS Will Offer Universal Free Lunch, Breakfast For Students

Free meals at Indianapolis schools will begin this fall and are part of the USDA’s Community Eligibility Provision of the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010.

May 22, 2014

 

Egyptian Walking Onions

Tastes Like 1835: Seed Saving At The Wylie House

Sherry Wise of the Wylie House describes how the act of seed saving preserves agricultural biodiversity and family traditions.

April 29, 2014

 

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Food Insecurity Plagues One Million Hoosiers

A new report from Feeding American says 16 percent of people in Indiana are food insecure.

April 28, 2014

 

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Nationwide Lime Shortage Reaches Indiana Establishments

The cost of limes is skyrocketing, making them harder to get at local bars and restaurants.

April 24, 2014

 

Oliver Winery may lose many of their grapes this year.

Harsh Winter Might Have Killed Half Of Oliver Winery’s Crop

Oliver Winery should have enough inventory to meet demand this year, but it is still determining how much wine it will be able to make for future years.

April 18, 2014

 

Will Allen speaks with Indiana University students

Campus Gardens Serve As Training Grounds For Young Farmers

Urban farming pioneer Will Allen says campus gardens, like the one at Indiana University, are popping up all over the country.

April 16, 2014

 

morel mushrooms

Morel Mushroom Hunters Can Now Hunt Off Trails

A new law in Indiana allows foragers to legally hunt for mushrooms off trails.

April 4, 2014

 

industrial hemp field

State Chemist Seeks Permission To Regulate Industrial Hemp

Indiana law puts hemp regulation under the state chemist's office pending federal approval.

April 3, 2014

 

shopping at grocery

Indianapolis Ranks Lowest In Country For Food Access

A recent report ranks Indianapolis as the worst city in the country for food access options.

March 7, 2014

Bake It 

two loaves of sourdough bread

Gather ‘Round The Wood-Fired Oven

Keith Romaine wants to turn his neighbors into bread bakers. He has plans to build a community wood-fired oven in his backyard.

February 24, 2014

Farms By The Numbers 

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USDA Census: Indiana Farms And Farm Acreage Declining

According to a USDA Census released last week, Indiana farms and farmland is decreasing.

January 30, 2014

Finally Farm Bill 

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Farm Bill Passage Doesn’t Mean Less Benefits For Hoosiers

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a new Farm Bill , which cuts SNAP benefits and farm subsidies. But these reductions aren't bad things for Hoosiers.

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