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December 8, 2016

 

fin gourmet

Fin Gourmet Gives Asian Carp, Addicts A Second Chance

Fin tackles the problem of invasive species by selling high-end Asian carp products while employing some of their community's most vulnerable members.

December 7, 2016

 

pigs

Resistance To Important Antibiotics Found On U.S. Swine Farm

The CDC had already called carbapenem-resistance an "urgent threat" to human health that is responsible for about 600 deaths a year.

December 6, 2016

 

Taylor holds two mating black soldier flies

These Voracious Flies Could Limit Food Waste, Feed Chickens

Mad Agriculture takes fly larvae and puts them in bins full of food waste – pulp from a local juice company – and lets them chow down for days.

December 2, 2016

 

A barn sits near Boulder County's Parks and Open Space Department

Colorado County Board Votes To Ban GMO Crops On Public Land

The vote puts in place a transition plan to remove GMO corn and sugar beets from public land within the next 5 years.

November 30, 2016

 

cider taps

Hard Cider: The Midwest’s New Alcoholic Specialty

Nationally, hard apple cider has enjoyed of renaissance of sorts over the past few years. Sales growth neared triple-digits just a few years ago.

November 29, 2016

 

cattle

Get Ready For Lower Meat Prices This Holiday Season

It typically takes a while for changes in commodity prices to reach consumers but they're reaping the benefits of an improved situation for livestock producers.

November 28, 2016

 

ISU extension agronomist Angie Rieck-Hinz and farmer Edwin Johnson

Farmers Rely More On Agronomists In Down Economy

Midwest farmers are once again facing low commodity prices. Agronomists can give feedback and advice on where producers can cut costs and maximize profits.

November 22, 2016

 

Rocky Mountain Oysters

Can Western Identity Be Wrapped Up In Rocky Mountain Oyster?

There’s a rich tapestry of Western lore built around Rocky Mountain oysters thanks to the food’s cowboy provenance.

November 21, 2016

 

organic sign in grocery store

Can Hydroponics Be Certified Organic? Battle Rages On

National Organic Standards Board voted to go back to the drawing board with the goal to come up with specific definitions on what can and can’t be certified.

November 18, 2016

 

A corn field in rural Weld County, Colorado.

Rural Economy Still Struggles To Shake Off Great Recession

Rural America at a Glance 2016 underlines the economic distress many rural residents, and voters, have felt since the Great Recession.

November 15, 2016

 

Pole beans climb

Bringing Indigenous Foods Back To The Table

Sacred Seed aims to bring back the corn-growing traditions that were once central to the diet and culture of many Plains Indian tribes.

November 11, 2016

 

Ben and Leticia Ward

A Life In The Army, Preparing For Life On The Farm

Many veterans making the tough transition home find a new sense of purpose in the field, tending to vegetables or livestock.

November 9, 2016

 

spraying roundup

Why Scientists Disagree On Cancer Risk From Glyphosate

After dueling reviews of research studies, scientific panels are having a hard time agreeing whether the most common weed killer in the U.S. can cause cancer.

November 7, 2016

 

milk cartons

Food Program Gap Can Put Families At Risk

Once kids enrolled in WIC turn five, they are no longer eligible for the extra food. According to new research, that puts entire families at risk for hunger.

November 4, 2016

 

Missouri River

How Would Clinton, Trump Clean Up Waterways?

While neither campaign responded to request for comment, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have offered hints on the campaign trail about clean water strategies.

November 3, 2016

 

protest

Why You Should Care About ‘Big Ag’ Companies Getting Bigger

Large companies can influence Congress, and some fear that the fewer companies there are in a given sector, the more likely they are to get their way.

November 2, 2016

 

An Illinois farmer harvests his corn crop

How Would Clinton, Trump Support Family Farms?

It’s no surprise that both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have talked about supporting family farms, but what policies would that “support” turn into?

November 2, 2016

 

irrigated crops

How Would Clinton, Trump Protect The Ogallala Aquifer?

Harvest Public Media was unable to find cases where the candidates specifically address the Ogallala Aquifer, but each has each spoken to sustainable water use.

November 1, 2016

 

Biochemist Guru Rao

Recounting The Experience Of The Pioneer, DuPont Merger

It has been long enough since DuPont acquired Pioneer that many of the wounds that deal inflicted have healed. But that doesn’t mean they’ve been forgotten.

November 1, 2016

 

ear of corn

Do Trump, Clinton Support Labeling GMOs?

Harvest Public Media attempts answer your questions about the 2016 presidential election, beginning with the candidates’ views on GMOs.

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