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September 14, 2015


road through corn field

Farm Income Falling, Putting The Rural Economy On Edge

The USDA is predicting the largest single-year drop in farm income since 1983. The irony is, some farmers are seeing the best crop they’ve ever grown.

August 21, 2015


grilled ears of corn

Corn O’Clock, DIY Paneer, Food Writer Claudia Roden

Husk it. Preserve it. Grill it. Corn is the focus today. Claudia Roden talks about the joys and difficulties of recording family recipes. And, homemade paneer.

August 21, 2015



Crop Insurance Claims Jump Due To Unusual Weather

Bloomberg News released a study showing crop insurance claims have jumped 48 percent, but analysts remind the season isn't over yet.

August 13, 2015


Florida weave tomato trellising

Pizza Man Jeff Mease, Succotash, Organic (But Not Certified)

Tomatoes on Jeff Mease's farm make it onto plates at his restaurant Lennie's. Succotash with corn, peas. Living Roots doesn't want USDA organic certification.

August 13, 2015


United Soybean Board

Corn Harvest Expected To Drop 20 Percent From Last Year

The decline could hurt farmers, but high yields in other parts of the country mean grocery prices likely won't be impacted.

July 20, 2015


soybean plants

Farmers Watch As Scientists Weigh In On Common Herbicides

Farmers fighting herbicide-resistant weeds will likely look to spray more chemicals. Researchers are trying to determine which herbicides could cause cancer.

July 13, 2015


flooded corn field

Record Rainfall Drowning Indiana’s Crops

Last month was the wettest June since 1895, causing many fields to flood.

April 23, 2015


corn on the stalk

Corn Lawsuits Underscore China Influence On Midwest Farmers

The real problem, say some farmers and federal officials, is that the American and Chinese regulators don’t approve new technologies at the same time.

February 18, 2015


Iowa Power Farming show

Farm Payment Projections Growing

Crop insurance, which is heavily subsidized with public money, is meant to function as the main farm support program.

February 4, 2015



Protecting Farmland, Water Supply With Cover Crops

Cover crops, like crimson clover and hairy vetch, grow during the winter when everything else freezes.

November 13, 2014


farmer Grant Curtis climbs down from his combine

Failing Prices Put Young Farmers’ Dreams On Hold

With corn selling for nearly half of what it did in 2012, grain farmers are in the midst of a downturn and it’s hitting beginning farmers hardest.

October 20, 2014



Farmers Gear Up For Record Harvest, Brace For Lower Prices

Demand can’t keep up with the jump in supply. Grain prices are at their lowest level since 2009.

October 17, 2014


shelf of cookbooks

Food Books From American History, Corn Harvest, Radish Snack

Vivian Halloran curated an exhibition of historical books about American food. Radish sandwiches as a snack. Two stories from this year's record corn harvest.

October 14, 2014


Harlan Jacobson

At Harvest, Corn Huskers Still Pick By Hand

When asked if Dick Humes thought picking corn by hand was in his blood, he laughed and said, of course. “It’s an art. A dying art."

October 9, 2014


woman studies product in grocery aisle

Report Finds GMOs Hidden In “Natural” Foods

Without labeling, how difficult is it to identify products containing GMOs?

June 7, 2014


high tunnel with crops

Touring The White Violet Center, Miscanthus, Berry Grunt

We spend much of today's show walking around the garden at the White Violet Center. Berries for dessert. And, does the Midwest have a new energy crop?

June 3, 2014


beekeeper with hives

Is Corn Dust Killing Bees?

Farmers have used insecticides on their crops for decades, so many farmers are skeptical that these seed coatings are now killing bees.

May 27, 2014


Bees sharing nectar

Research Blames Neonics For Bee Deaths

A new Harvard study shows the strongest links yet between neonicotinoid pesticides and mass bee deaths over the last decade.

March 5, 2014

Growing Similarity 

packages french bread with Chinese label

Global Diets Become More Similar

We aren't so different after all, and that could be a bad thing when it comes to the global food supply.

February 21, 2014

Food Supply 

GMO rally

Going GMO-Free In America: Risks And Resources

In the United States, more than 75 percent of food contains genetically modified ingredients. What's a GMO-free consumer to do?

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