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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.

May 11, 2012

Ag Chat 

vendors and customers at the farmers market

Local Foods: From Farm To Table

We’ll talk with our panelists about how they’ll make sure the bounty of this season's farm products make it onto your table.

April 28, 2012

Vegan And Proud Of It 

Gene Baur With Bubbles The Turkey

Gene Baur Interview, Part 2: Down With Crates And Cages

In part two of our interview with Farm Sanctuary's Gene Baur, he talks about how recent legislation is both helping and hurting farm animals.

April 23, 2012

SNAP Decisions 

A US dollar bill being cut in half by a pair of scissors.

Food Assistance Benefits On The Chopping Block

In an effort to trim the federal budget, House Republicans have voted to cut $33 billion from food assistance programs over the next decade.

April 6, 2012

Snail-Paced Legislation 

farmers market vendor sorts tomatoes

How Many Cuts ‘Til You Get To The Center Of A Farm Bill?

Hearings for the 2012 Farm Bill have started up again. How much support should small-scale farmers get? Legislators disagree.

March 23, 2012

Known Unknowns  

corn on the cob macro

GMO Labeling Gains Strength In Connecticut

Connecticut gets closer to labeling genetically modified organisms in their food -- but not everyone supports the measure.

February 29, 2012

Sticky Situation 

sryrup festival

Maple Syrup Festival To Kick Off Despite Wacky Weather

Southern Indiana's unusual weather this winter has meant that sappers at Burton's Maplewood Farms have had to get a jump start on tapping maple trees.

February 17, 2012

Food Recycling 

captain crunch cereal

Cows Munch On Recycled Captain Crunch

As food production has become more industrialized, food factories have found ways to continue to recycle massive amounts of would-be food waste.

February 3, 2012

Fresh And Local 

garden produce

Changing The CSA Model To Fit Consumer Needs

Community supported agriculture means fresh, local food and being connected to the farmers and the land. But not everyone is sold on the traditional model.

January 13, 2012

Drugs And Bugs 

A herd of brown-and-white beef cattle crowd up to a manger full of brown grain.

FDA Issues New Regulations On Antibiotic Use In Livestock

In back-to-back announcements, the FDA dropped all attempts to restrict two types of antibiotics used in livestock while imposing new restrictions on a third.

December 1, 2011

Future Food Policy 

Portrait of Senator Debbie Stabenow, speaking at a microphone.  She is a woman appearing to be in her 50s or 60s, with red hair, wearing a black blazer over a red shirt.  An American flag hangs behind her.

Afterlife Of The Secret Farm Bill

The demise of a Farm Bill drafted in secrecy means the next version will go through standard Congressional channels, which has mixed implications for farmers.

November 22, 2011

Budget Woes 

Dead end

Farm Bill Progress Comes To A Halt

The freaky fast farm bill has slammed to a halt with the failure of a bipartisan "super committee."

November 16, 2011

Food Bill 

sunset farm

Farm Bill Closer To Congress, Michael Pollan Speaks Out

As the farm bill creeps closer to being voted on, Michael Pollan releases a video urging Americans to recognize how important the legislation is to their lives.

October 27, 2011

Full Speed Ahead 

Farm

A Farm Bill So Fast You’ll Flip Your Subsidy

The federal Farm Bill is rewritten every five years. The 2012 bill, however, is likely to be written in two weeks.

October 12, 2011

Local Food Rock Star 

Joel Salatin On His Polyface Farm

Joel Salatin, Part 3: Polyface Vs. Walmart

In part three of Earth Eats interview with Joel Salatin, he talks about whether small producers could ever successfully partner with corporations like Walmart.

September 3, 2011

Too Much Of A Good Thing? 

A farmers market stall selling melons, peaches, onions, and many other kinds of produce. People are lined up around the stall to make purchases.

Growth Or Glut? A Thousand New Farmers Markets in 2011

In 2011, 7175 farmers markets operated in the U.S., up from 6139 in 2010. Locavores love it, but some farmers call it too much of a good thing.

July 30, 2011

The Foodie Bookshelf 

Daniel Tucker And His Book Farm Together Now

Daniel Tucker’s “Farm Together Now” – Fixing The Food System

"Farm Together Now" profiles the people who are experimenting with solutions to the broken American food system.

July 12, 2011

Food Safety 

E. coli

Food Safety Testing Program On The Budget Chopping Block

The USDA's Microbiological Data Program will be cut if Congress passes the proposed budget bill. How will this affect food safety for Americans?

June 23, 2011

Global Food Prices 

flooded field

Extreme Weather Pushes Food Prices Even Higher

Global food prices are already at a record high and will continue to rise because of this year's extreme weather.

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