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May 16, 2017

 

milk

Americans Are Drinking Less Cow’s Milk, Its Appeal Has Curdled

In the 1900s, nutritionists and dairy producers helped convince Americans that cow's milk was nature's perfect food. But the science and tastes have changed.

March 12, 2017

 

Hanna Walker

How My Father And I Learned To Separate Curds And Whey

Carolyn Beans and her father took a crash course in mozzarella. The experience offered valuable insight into the science and history of cheese-making.

March 4, 2017

 

butter

Spread The Word: Butter Has An Epic Backstory

From its origins as a happy accident 10,000 years ago, to its role as the centerpiece of a school "rebellion," the tabletop staple has had quite a life.

February 13, 2017

 

ranch

To Save The Planet, Give Cows Better Pasture

What's the single most important thing that the world's farmers could do to reduce global warming? Give cattle faster-growing, more nutritious pasture.

January 31, 2017

 

non-dairy milks on grocery shelves

A War Over Words Erupts In The Dairy Industry

Dairy farmers say milk comes only from a mammal, which is backed up by the FDA. Plant-based milk companies say foods amount to much more than legal definitions.

December 13, 2016

 

dairy cows

Washington Dairy Workers Challenge Exemption From Overtime

The dairy industry runs 24/7 but federal law excludes its workers from overtime pay. A new class-action lawsuit in Washington state is challenging that law.

December 2, 2016

 

candance minster talking to chefs

Wanted: Customers For All This Local Ginger

On this week's show, White Violet Center garden manager Candace Minster was surprised to see how much ginger she grew this season. Now, she needs customers.

May 12, 2016

 

wild yeast strain

Leveling Up Local Beer With Backyard Yeast

Matt Bochman says the next development in brewing is local yeast. His business aims to make hundreds of wild strains available to home and craft brewers alike.

May 11, 2016

 

Cows in stalls

White County CAFO Rule Would Be First Of Its Kind In Indiana

The rule would be the first in the state to designate a mandatory distance between confined animal feeding operations and waterways.

May 11, 2016

 

cow mooing

Why Do Cows Moo?

Researchers have measured the acoustics and frequency in cows’ moos to understand the behavior each type of communication is associated with.

April 27, 2016

 

cows in rotary parlor

How A Cheese Factory Can Change A Landscape

When a big food company builds a factory, it doesn’t just bring in new industry. Farmers change what they grow, expand their herds and buy new land.

April 14, 2016

 

Kelly Nissen

Feeding Bacteria To Livestock Could Cut Antibiotic Use

Beneficial bacteria can help prevent you (or a cow) from getting sick. If they protect the animals from infection, farmers will need fewer antibiotics.

February 9, 2016

 

dairy cattle

America’s Cows Are Churning Out More Milk Than Ever

Like nearly everything in agriculture, the increase in milk production doesn’t come without a few trade-offs.

October 20, 2015

 

harvesting corn

Massive Corn Crops Necessary To Satisfy Appetite For Meat

Our appetite for meat, which began growing exponentially in the U.S. after World War II, is one of the reasons farmers in the Midwest grow so much corn.

October 13, 2015

 

slicing meat

Choice Cuts: Making Room For More Meat

By the time 2050 comes around, the meat on your plate may not be that different, but the story of how it got there could be.

May 26, 2015

 

embryos

‘Stud Dames’ Spread U.S. Cow Genetics Far And Wide

Elite-cattle breeders and commercial beef and dairy producers use embryo transfer to reproduce dozens of calves a year from their genetically superior heifers.

May 22, 2015

 

two american guinea hogs

Farming In Retirement, Message To The Beef Industry, Kale In The Raw

Cali. drought has not meant new opportunities for Midwest farmers. Nicolette Hahn Niman has ideas for how the beef industry can do it better. And, kale salad.

April 24, 2015

 

oatmeal with fruit

Evolution Of Breakfast, Food Allergies, Vaccinate Your Cows

Abigail Carroll describes how the American breakfast has evolved. Daniel Orr makes steel-cut oats. And, kids form community over their food allergies.

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.

February 11, 2015

 

pouring raw milk

To Limit Sales, States Propose Legalizing Raw Milk

Despite health warnings, some states have proposed legalizing raw milk sales in order to impose strict regulations on the risky - and growing - market.

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