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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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January 10, 2014

Cheers! 

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Senate Bill Would Allow Microbrew Sales at Farmer’s Markets

Proposed Senate Bill 5 would allow Indiana microbreweries to sell their beer at local farmer's markets.

January 8, 2014

First Amendment? 

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Ag-Gag Legislation Makes Second Debut In General Assembly

For the second session in a row, the General Assembly will discuss legislation that would make gathering media at Indiana farms illegal in certain situations.

December 6, 2013

If You Grow It... 

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Indiana Organic Farm Acreage Increased, Behind Other States

Indiana's organic crop acreage increased 2 percent this year, but Ohio, Illinois and Kentucky surpassed that by much more.

November 13, 2013

Let's Move! 

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Let’s Move! Teams Up With Sesame Street

The Let's Move! campaign has announced Sesame Street characters will promote produce to children. Will it work?

November 12, 2013

He Said She Said 

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Consumers Often Lost In Middle Of Scientific Food Battles

Both sides of the GMO food debate like to claim science supports what they’re saying, and that leaves consumers in a bit of a bind.

November 7, 2013

Fall Favorites 

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Musgrave Orchard: Pressing Apple Cider For 80 Years

For over 80 years, Musgrave Orchard has been one of Indiana's premiere fall attractions. Learn how they make their award-winning apple cider!

November 7, 2013

Know Your Food 

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All Chain Restaurant Menus Will Include Calories

A new provision in the health care law mandates chain restaurants to post the calories in each menu item.

October 22, 2013

Coming Through 

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Farmers Plowing Up More Of The Prairie

High crop prices are a big motivation, but some also believe crop insurance is encouraging farmers to roll the dice on less productive land.

October 16, 2013

Cheap food 

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45 Percent Of Indiana Fast Food Workers Receive Public Aid

More than half of the nation’s fast food workers use public aid programs to support their families according to a new labor study released Tuesday.

October 7, 2013

Rev Your Engines 

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Why Farmers Want New Equipment

It has been a good time to be in the farm equipment business the last few years, whether you’re a manufacturer such as Gleaner or the local tractor dealer.

September 17, 2013

Fun With Farmers 

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Dragonfly Farm: Come For The Tomatoes, Stay For The Weekend

Like many farmers looking for additional sources of income, Terry Cox and Karen Scales of Dragonfly Farm are adding agritourism to their business plan.

September 13, 2013

Potluck Favorite 

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Second Servings: Turtle Soup

Traditional Arts Indiana visits folks at a number of restaurants and diners in Dubois County that serve variations on turtle soup.

September 9, 2013

Not For Snacking 

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Exploiting The Soybean

Increasingly, the soybean is being used in manufacturing — an ingredient in everything from glue to cleaning supplies to even furniture filling.

August 29, 2013

Black Gold 

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Report: Government Could Have Avoided $1 Billion Crop Payout

The Natural Resources Defense Council suggests farmers could avoid major losses if they used practices that promote soil health.

August 26, 2013

Waste Not, Want Not 

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New IU Program To Transform Food Waste Into Compost

It's the first day of classes at Indiana University. A new partnership hopes to lessen the food that gets wasted before it hits the cafeterias.

August 26, 2013

Young Farmers 

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On This Urban Farm, Boys Take The Lead

The 24 teens in the program all sweat in the field. But they also transform the harvest into products like ketchup and become marketers of their business.

August 21, 2013

Fishy Snacks 

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Controversy In The Caviar

Niche fishermen are facing an unexpected challenge to their livelihood from the state of Oklahoma, which is selling the fish eggs at a deep discount.

August 14, 2013

Bushel After Bushel 

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USDA Predicts Near Record Corn Yield, Soybeans Look Good Too

Corn yields are expected to be 64 percent higher than they were last year.

August 14, 2013

Drink Local 

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Mild Weather Could Mean Banner Year For Indiana Wineries

Some wine makers in Indiana are on track for their best seasons to date.

August 13, 2013

 

Dave Dierig

How Secure Is The Fort Knox Of Seeds?

From the outside it may not look like a bastion of the American agriculture industry. Inside, it holds one of the world’s largest collections of seed.

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