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June 3, 2013

Bringin' Home The Bacon 

A small pig stands behind a fence

Smithfield Bought By Chinese Company Shuanghui

In the largest proposed takeover by a Chinese company, pork producer Shuanghui has proposed to buy Smithfield to meet rising Chinese demand.

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.

April 29, 2013

No Pictures, Please! 

video taping cows

House Speaker Pulls “Ag-Gag” Bill Before Vote

House Speaker Brian Bosma killed a bill that would have tightened restrictions on taking undercover pictures and video of agriculture businesses.

March 29, 2013

Dark Rider 

Satellite view of dozens of center pivot irrigation systems

‘Monsanto Protection Act’ Quietly Passes Senate, Becomes Law

The act, which was inserted into the stopgap budget bill, tells the USDA it can go against court rulings to allow GMO cultivation. But is this a new power?

March 20, 2013

Sustainable Legacy 

Head shot of USDA Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan.

USDA’s Kathleen Merrigan Steps Down

Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan has paid much attention to small, local farming during her tenure at the USDA.

March 1, 2013

Money Where Your Mouth Is 

A pile of 50 kg bags of soy-fortified bulgur being prepared for distribution.

Cash Vs. Food? The Foreign Aid Question

Sending food aid to developing countries has fed hungry people while building a new market for American products. Sending cash is cheaper.

December 29, 2012

Cliffhanger 

United States Capitol rotunda flag

Farm Bill: No News Not Necessarily Good News

As of Saturday morning, no resolution had been reached on a new federal Farm Bill. Time is running out.

December 21, 2012

Food And Finance 

twenty dollar bill and gambling chips

Food Prices Remain High Amid Speculation

Hunger affects nearly one billion people worldwide. High food prices are a factor, but what drives food prices?

August 17, 2012

Beefy Bailout 

A large pile of freshly-butchered red meat.

Government Buys Meat From Drought-Stricken Farmers

The drought has dried up pastures and devastated grain crops, increasing demand and a lowering supply of livestock feed.

August 8, 2012

More Of The Same 

drought

Drought Strikes Corn Supply — With Global Implications

The worst drought in 25 years has caused the corn and soybean supply to dwindle. Is help on the way?

July 21, 2012

Harvest Me 

pumpkin on the vine

Fresh From The Garden: Early-Bird Pumpkins, Squash Blossoms

Thanks to weird summer weather, Chef Daniel Orr has already harvested pumpkins from his garden. He uses one in which to bake a chicken.

July 13, 2012

Hot And Dry 

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The Drought And Your Plants

Much of Indiana has been in a drought since May, and on this week's Noon Edition, we'll talk about how the low rainfall is impacting your plants.

July 12, 2012

Legislation On The Move 

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House Makes Deep Cuts To SNAP In Their Farm Bill

The House voted to pass their farm bill Thursday, but there's still work ahead to reconcile both the Senate and the House bills before the Sept. 30 deadline.

July 10, 2012

Name Calling 

farm

Who Are You Calling A Corporate Farmer?

Agriculture is a big business fueled by big businesses. But farmers themselves still come in many sizes.

June 22, 2012

Bipartisan Support 

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Senate Passes Farm Bill With Cuts To Subsidies, Food Stamps

The farm bill has made it closer to becoming law. The Senate passed it in a 2-1 vote Thursday, but the bill still has to clear the House.

June 13, 2012

Delicious History 

cheese-culture-paul-kindstedt

Our History Is In The Cheese

In his new book "Cheese and Culture," Paul Kindstedt happens to tell the story of human civilization by way of cheese making.

June 7, 2012

High And Dry 

Drought Concerns in The United States and Abroad Spur Debate on Agricultural Best Practices

Monsanto’s Drought Tolerant Corn May Not Be King

A group of scientists is questioning the company's claims of "more crop per drop."

May 29, 2012

After The Flood 

mississippi river flood

A Most Unusual Planting Season

It’s spring along the Missouri River in Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri and Kansas, and farmers are back on the land, trying to fix what nature broke.

May 22, 2012

Farming Forecast 

young corn plants

Early Planting, Lots Of Acres Could Mean Record Corn Crop

With farmers expected to put in more acres of corn than they have since the Great Depression, this fall’s harvest could be one for the record books.

May 16, 2012

Pizza Or Grand Slam? 

pigs in gestation-crates

To Crate Or Not To Crate? Different Sides Of The Pork Divide

Denny's is the latest restaurant to announce it will stop buying from pork farmers who crate pregnant sows. Domino's Pizza has made the opposite announcement.

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