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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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July 26, 2013

Local Giants 

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When It Comes To CSAs, How Big Is Too Big?

Most CSA operations are small, serving dozens of customers. Others serve hundreds.

July 22, 2013

New Business Model 

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Redefining The Co-op In Ways Big And Small

The cooperative business model, long a staple of Midwestern agricultural communities, is being adapted to serve a broader range of rural needs.

July 13, 2013

Foraging Fun 

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Dining On Nettles, Milkweed And Dandelions

Adam Hintz is an avid forager, or someone who harvests uncultivated food – like acorns that fall along the bike path or dandelions growing in the backyard.

July 11, 2013

Pork Problems 

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New-To-U.S. Pig Virus Found In Indiana, Humans Not Affected

A pig virus previously found only in Asia and Europe has moved to the United States, killing pigs in 15 states, including Indiana.

July 8, 2013

Time For A Rain Dance 

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Tough Times For Midwest Wheat Farmers

It’s been a tough year for winter wheat farmers. Battling dry times in an often dry region has many farmers fearing a historically low harvest.

June 28, 2013

Sights And Smells 

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Willowfield Lavender Farm

Visitors from all over the country flock to the Willowfield Lavender Farm each summer. The one-of-a-kind farm boasts organic produce and stunning landscapes.

June 21, 2013

Urban Gardening 

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Refugees Find Home On The Farm

Urban areas typically have the resources to help refugees adjust. Social service agencies have worked to find availble land for urban refugess to cultivate.

June 20, 2013

Clean Food 

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Melon Farmers Prepare For FDA Inspections After Outbreaks

Indiana melon farmers are trying to better understand Food and Drug Administration requirements in preparations for upcoming inspections later this year.

June 17, 2013

 

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If These Plants Could Talk

Kids planted herbs and rolled seed bombs with the help of several seniors at Generations Gardening Together. We collected folks' gardening and food stories.

June 17, 2013

Exhibitions 

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Smithsonian Plows Into Farming History

The Smithsonian is now working on 8,000-square-foot “American Enterprise” exhibition that will explore agriculture’s connection to finance, science and retail.

June 10, 2013

Food Aid 

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At The Farmers Market, With Food Stamps

About 47 million Americans are enrolled in SNAP. Most of the money is spent at grocery stores, but an increasing amount is finding its way to local markets.

June 4, 2013

Structure Of Baking 

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Finding The Sweet Spot Between Baking And Building

The Architectural Cake Contest takes a playful approach to the task of historic preservation, but ends up revealing that architecture is just the icing on top.

May 31, 2013

People Power 

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March Against Monsanto Raised Awareness About GMOs

Indianapolis was one of 436 cities worldwide that held a March Against Monsanto event on Saturday, May 25.

May 31, 2013

International Oink 

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Hog Farmers Hope To Benefit From U.S., China Merger

China's largest meat processor is buying U.S.-based Smithfield foods, and that could provide a major opportunity for hog farmers.

May 27, 2013

It's Not Easy Being Green 

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Exploring The Secret Life Of Plants

Crop scientists have been working to engineer plants better suited to extreme weather, but some researchers think we might be overlooking plants’ own solutions.

May 24, 2013

Stewards Of The Land 

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Conservation Acres Harder To Come By

With Congress tackling a new farm bill this spring, farmers may end up with access to fewer dollars for conservation.

May 23, 2013

 

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Donnelly Urges Passage Of Farm Bill

Senator Joe Donnelly emphasized the importance of passing a long-term farm bill that provides help to the agriculture community while reducing the deficit.

May 16, 2013

Damp Fields 

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Indiana Farmers Behind On Planting Corn Crop

About 30 percent of Indiana corn crop was planted as of Monday, an agriculture report indicates.

May 13, 2013

Cluck Cluck 

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Cagey Issues For Egg Industry

Traditional industrial hen houses hold a quarter-million layers, which represents a massive challenge. But the industry says it’s rising to the challenge.

May 13, 2013

Wet And Wacky 

Careful What You Wish For: Farmers Seek Dry, Warm Weather

Farmers are hoping for a break in the rain so they can get this year’s crops in the ground and try to lock in good yields at harvest.

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