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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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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

 

WTIU News

‘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

 

turkeys

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.

May 5, 2015

 

red chicken

Chicken Farmers Weigh End-Of-Life Decisions For Their Birds

Hens can live up to ten years but they only lay eggs for about five. That’s when most birds end up on the chopping block. But in cities, it’s more complicated.

April 13, 2015

 

Zukefield-crop

Rainy Weather Delays Crops, But Agronomists Say Not To Worry

Purdue agronomy professor Robert Nielsen says historical data doesn’t show a strong correlation between planting dates and crop yields.

April 10, 2015

 

honeybee on a flower

More Of Indiana’s Honeybees Survive The Winter

A Purdue University investigation found that about 29 percent of Indiana’s honeybees died off this past winter.

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