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September 12, 2015



After Idaho Ruling, More Ag-Gag Challenges To Come

In the last decade ag gag laws have proliferated. Now, with Idaho’s law declared unconstitutional, seven states have some form of an ag gag law on the books.

August 24, 2015


JBS sign

Why Aren’t Robots Slicing And Dicing Our Beef?

Many manufacturers have gone to automated machines to process food. Yet it still takes thousands of workers to keep a modern beef plant up and running.

May 11, 2015


Phanaeus vindex, a common dung beetle

Midwest Farmers Look To Dung Beetles For Help

Healthy dung beetle populations can make a cow pie disappear in a matter of hours, but dung beetle populations have been declining for decades.

April 20, 2015


Research technician, Bradley Boyd

Beef Industry Not Sold On E. Coli Vaccine

An E. coli vaccine has been on the market for years that could reduce the risk of getting sick. It’s a vaccine for cows, but not many cows are getting it.

January 20, 2015


Kansas rancher David Pfrang with cows

Ranchers Rebel Over Beef Checkoff

The federal “beef checkoff” mandates a $1 payment every time a head of cattle is sold. Opponents have fought the checkoff all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

December 29, 2014


farmer Brian Azevedo

California Dairies Look To Midwest’s Greener Pastures

Brian Azevedo’s is one of the dairymen making a move from California to the Midwest for what he hopes will be greener pastures.

December 22, 2014


cows at Abbey of St. Walburga

Prayer And Work Go Hand In Hand At This Colorado Ranch

In their simple farm clothes, it can be easy to forget the women are nuns - save for the fact they still wear the familiar fitted white coif.

December 2, 2014


cows in a snowy pasture

For Ranchers, A Grass Land Rush

Drought caused ranchers to cull herds, pushing up prices for cattle. Higher prices give ranchers incentive to raise more calves and creates a grassland rush.

November 26, 2014


hands holding healthy soil

Author Judith Schwartz, Baked Brie, Crop Dusting

Judith Schwartz and the inherent wealth in our environmental economy. Fire-baked brie. Women farmers finally get counted. "Tamale Lady" Chef Erika Yochum.

November 18, 2014


nicolette hahn niman and defending beef

“Defending Beef” Means More Grass

Author and rancher Nicolette Hahn Niman says her book "Defending Beef" is a constructive criticism of the beef industry.

November 14, 2014


cows on grass

Defending Beef, Soylent For Breakfast, Salmon And ‘Shrooms

Nicolette Hahn Niman wants to see more cattle raised on grassland. Chef Daniel Orr cooks up salmon on a cedar plank. And, food for people who don't like to eat.

October 27, 2014


Melissa Garcia works with a classmate on a chicken-wing dissection

Children Of Latino Immigrants Forge Paths In Agriculture

The children of Latino immigrants may be uniquely qualified to lead the future of the Midwest’s agricultural economy.

August 19, 2014


meat locker

Felony Charges Handed Down In Massive Beef Recall

The co-owner and two workers at the Rancho Feeding Corp., the center of a massive recall that began in February, have been charged with 11 felony counts.

August 11, 2014


mushrooms on cutting board

Mushrooms Masquerading As Meat

Chefs are figuring out how to stealthily add mushrooms to ground beef to cut fat and calories without sacrificing flavor.

July 1, 2014


paddock of cattle

Drought Re-Shaping The Cattle Map

Missouri, which housed about 6 percent of the nation’s beef cattle at the start of the drought, lost roughly 8 percent of its herd.

May 31, 2014


chef greg rago, guacamole demonstration

Farmer/Chef Partnership, Vermont’s Food Scene, Lemon Verbena

Nick's English Hut has a special partnership with one local farm. Lemon verbena flavors a cocktail. Amy Trubek studies our social connection to food.

May 23, 2014


cuts of meat

Follow The Meat, From Fischer Farms To Sander Processing

Dave Fischer credits his relationship with Sander Processing as one of the main reasons he is able to sell his products directly to area restaurants.

January 10, 2014

More Moo 

meat in grocery store case

New Direction For Beef Herd Could Ease Meat Prices

Retail prices for choice cuts of beef are up 8 percent over the past year, but a rise in the nation's cattle numbers could mean relief for consumers.

August 31, 2012

Got Milk? 

large ceramic cow

Kansas Welcomes The (Big) Dairy Business

Kansas departments Commerce and Agriculture have been touting the state at dairy conventions, press conferences, and on their websites.

August 1, 2012

Hot Cows 


Hoop Barns Keep Cattle Comfortable Despite The Heat

Crops are not the only things wilting in the sweltering summer of 2012; the largest animals on the farm are also under stress.

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