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October 23, 2012

No Mow Zone 

native-grasses

On Marginal Land, These Grasses May Be Greener

Marginal land might only produce a profitable harvest with traditional crops, like corn or soybeans, once or twice every five years.

October 16, 2012

Let It Rain 

irrigation

Water Resources Are Stretched

Nebraska irrigates more acres of farmland than any other state in the nation. Kansas is also near the top.

October 12, 2012

Fall Foods 

A field of orange pumpkins over dry ground.

In A Dark Year For Agriculture, Pumpkins (Mostly) Glow

While most crops suffered under the intense heat of this summer’s drought, some farms throughout the Midwest and the South have reported booming pumpkin crops.

October 11, 2012

Alt Farming 

hydroponics

Drought And Heat? Some Farmers Try Hydroponics

Hydroponics involves growing plants without dirt. Plants receive nutrients from water solutions that drip directly into the root system.

September 26, 2012

Update From The Field 

drought-stressed corn

Drought-Resistant Corn Tested By … Drought

About 2 million acres of Aquamax corn were planted across the Corn Belt this year, making it the first drought-resistant lineup to be widely available.

September 20, 2012

Green Thumb 

pea shoots

Drought Be Damned, Plant Your Fall Garden

Stephanie Solomon says protecting your soil is key to maintaining a healthy garden during lousy weather. She tells us other tips for fall gardening success.

September 10, 2012

Early-Bird Produce 

stuffing chicken with herbs

Chicken Baked In A Pumpkin Pot

Thanks to a rainy spring season and hot summer temperatures, I started harvesting pumpkins from my garden in July. I'm using one in which to bake a chicken.

August 21, 2012

Hot Child In The Country 

the chile lady labels

One Hot Hoosier: The Chile Woman, Susan Welsand

Who needs tropical weather? With the help of a greenhouse, Susan Welsand grows 1,600 varieties of chiles on her farm in Bloomington, Indiana.

August 18, 2012

Pick A Peck 

pepper plant

How Hot Do You Like It? Hot Peppers For Hot Weather

Spicy food on the brain today. Chef Daniel Orr makes a pepper relish. Then we visit a local chile farmer and a pop-up garden next to a downtown fire station.

August 17, 2012

Beefy Bailout 

A large pile of freshly-butchered red meat.

Government Buys Meat From Drought-Stricken Farmers

The drought has dried up pastures and devastated grain crops, increasing demand and a lowering supply of livestock feed.

August 15, 2012

Drought Drama 

drought-Dan-Henrichs

Drought Brings Misery To Arkansas River Basin

Our story begins where the drought does, at the Arkansas’ headwaters and follows the river to its demise on sunbaked Kansas prairie.

August 10, 2012

Drought Drama 

twocorncobs

Drought Drops Indiana Corn Production By 25 Percent

Indiana's corn and soybean crop yields are some of the hardest hit in the U.S.

August 8, 2012

More Of The Same 

drought

Drought Strikes Corn Supply — With Global Implications

The worst drought in 25 years has caused the corn and soybean supply to dwindle. Is help on the way?

July 25, 2012

Weird Weather 

Hoosier Hills Food Bank

Drought Hurts Donations To Indiana Food Banks

The drought means less food on the vine, which leaves less food to be donated to Indiana food banks.

July 24, 2012

The Price Is Wrong 

The feet of a person standing on earth that's so dry it's clumped and cracked.

Food Prices Expected To Spike, But Relief May Be In Sight

While economists fear what rising food costs might do to a weak global economy, they predict prices will fall by the end of the year.

July 21, 2012

Harvest Me 

pumpkin on the vine

Fresh From The Garden: Early-Bird Pumpkins, Squash Blossoms

Thanks to weird summer weather, Chef Daniel Orr has already harvested pumpkins from his garden. He uses one in which to bake a chicken.

July 14, 2012

Summer Living 

farmers walking in corn field

Voices From The Drought, Corn Two Ways, Street Food

Eric Herm and Steve Bright talk about how their farms are affected by the drought. We grill and preserve corn, and we eat street food in Ohio and Indiana.

July 13, 2012

Dust Bowl 2.0? 

Dead corn plants turning brown in the sun.

What Goes Up Must Come Down — Even Corn Crop Projections

At the beginning of the planting season, experts predicted a record-busting corn crop in 2012. That was before the drought changed everything.

July 13, 2012

Hot And Dry 

drought farm

The Drought And Your Plants

Much of Indiana has been in a drought since May, and on this week's Noon Edition, we'll talk about how the low rainfall is impacting your plants.

July 6, 2012

 

corn

Agricultural Economists Say Drought Could Impact Food Prices

Purdue economists say if conditions don’t improve, Hoosiers will start to see prices increase at the supermarket.

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