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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 7, 2015

 

chickens in cages

Officials Seek To Contain Avian Flu As Outbreak Spreads

Beyond containing the virus, there’s another huge challenge: disposing of all the dead birds.

April 30, 2015

 

three chickens from behind

Chickens From Beginning To End, Swiss Chard, Burn Your Field

Jana Wilson gives tips for raising chicks. What about birds at the end of their lives? Swiss chard plus cheese, with Daniel Orr. Why farmers burn their fields.

April 29, 2015

 

2 chickens

Bird Flu Claims Egg-Laying Hens In Iowa

Tuesday marked the worst day in the H5N2 avian flu outbreak which is killing millions of turkeys and chickens across the Midwest.

March 13, 2015

 

turkey flock

Bird Flu Found In Midwest

The strain of avian flu is thought to spread mostly through contact with infected wild birds.

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 8, 2014

 

chickens eating out of a bowl in the snow

What’s For Dinner This Winter In The Coop?

Pay a little extra attention to your chicken’s winter diet and you should have a strong bird that will start laying eggs in the spring.

September 19, 2014

 

Josh Kilbane

Climate And Space Create Challenges For Local Food

Farmers will need to continue to adapt to meet the demand of a new market that increasingly wants local food.

September 3, 2014

 

eggs in a bowl

Six Tips For Cleaning Your Backyard Eggs

Preventing dirt from ever getting on the eggshells is the best way to keep dirt and poop off the eggshells. Sounds simple -- and it is!

August 31, 2014

 

Teach Your Baby Chickens To Go Toward The Light

Chicks aren't born knowing where to go at night. Here's my trick for teaching them how to go in their coop.

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.

May 17, 2014

 

asparagus growing out of the ground

Beginning Farmer, Asparagus, Time For Tea

Beginning farmer Adam Phelps talks about his daily struggles. The beginning of the local food movement with Harvest. And, asparagus for the beginning of spring.

May 16, 2014

 

farmer adam phelps in front of greenhouse

Try, Try Again With Beginning Farmer Adam Phelps

From a deer infestation to exceedingly wet spring weather, Adam Phelps has learned to deal with all sorts of adversity in his first three years of farming.

May 3, 2014

 

making corn tortillas

Corn Tortillas, Historian Jeffrey Pilcher, Poultry Shows

Ahead of Cinco de Mayo, we learn about the history of corn tortillas and we learn how to make them. Jana Wilson attends poultry shows. Asian carp for dinner?

March 27, 2014

Leaving The Nest 

A row of four baby chicks sits on a perch

Baby Chicks 201: They Grow Up So Fast!

Here's a primer on how to get those little fluff balls in peak health and ready for the world.

March 11, 2014

Chick Tips 

sicilian buttercup chicks

Baby Chicks 101: The First Week

Cute baby chicks are quite fragile and in need of expert care, especially in those first few important days.

January 13, 2014

Let It Snow? 

snow-covered trees

Farms Hunker Down During Polar Vortex (Slideshow)

You thought the snow and subzero temperatures were rough on you! See photos showing how farmers and their animals were affected by the unprecedented cold snap.

December 31, 2013

Backyard Chickens 

buttercup chicken perched on a snowy fence

Snow Birds: Keep Your Chickens Dry, Warm, Happy Over Winter

Even though they sport fluffy down coats, chickens don't like the cold! Here are four tips to boost your birds' health and comfort during the winter months.

August 3, 2013

Farm Stories 

kissing chickens

From Layers To Stewing Hens, Starting A Home Food Business

It took 4 organizations and several hard workers to get hens from the farm to the shelves of hunger organizations. And, how to start a home-based food business.

August 2, 2013

Community Collaboration 

carrying chickens in crates

Over-The-Hill Hens Donated To Local Food Bank

We follow 500 hens from the pastures of Schacht Farm to the warehouse of the Hoosier Hills Food Bank.

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