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November 29, 2012

Spilling Milk 

Cows in a field by a roadside.  There is a sign that reads (in French): Demain, cette ferme sera fermée. Il n'y aura plus de merde dans mes prairies mais elle se retrouvera dans vos plats.

European Dairy Farmers Protest With Tractors, Milk Hoses

Thousands of farmers from throughout Europe came to Belgium with their tractors to protest price controls on milk.

October 8, 2012

Food With Integrity 

A protest sign rests against the tree. The sign is red and shaped like a tomato, and it reads

Chipotle Commits to Fair, Fresh Tomatoes

Chipotle has ended a six-year feud with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers by agreeing to buy tomatoes from Florida farms that pay fair wages to employees.

August 20, 2012

Farm Aid 

dry iowa farmland

Crop Insurance Saves Farmers, Costs Taxpayers

Even though lots of corn and soybean farmers are taking a beating because of drought, it’s not likely to drive many out of business. Most carry insurance.

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.

July 8, 2012

Technology On The Farm 

Thermal-Aid-app

Heat Stress? Now There’s A Cow App For That

Researchers at the University of Missouri have built a tool that can detect the threat of heat stress in specific animals.

July 6, 2012

Hot And Dry 

droughtriver

Indiana’s Drought Could Be The Worst In 30 Years

Purdue experts say they do not know how long Indiana's drought will last.

June 29, 2012

Hot And Dry 

drought with feet

Midwestern Drought Threatens Crops, Food Prices

With corn prices up about 27 percent in the past month and no sign of rain in Midwestern states, dry weather could force food prices across the country to rise.

June 18, 2012

Know Your Farmer 

farmers in Oregon

Blending Of Cultures May Be Blueprint For Growth

Melding cultures is never easy, but members of the Latino community are changing the landscape of the rural Midwest.

June 16, 2012

Audio Meal 

drinking pisco sour

Local Craft Spirit, Asian Spinach Salad, Parking Lot Garden

We taste cocktails made with the craft spirit Sorgrhum. Chef Orr has 2 recipes with spinach and carrots. And we go to Seattle for a story about urban gardening.

May 28, 2012

Eat My Food 

orange tree

Gardener Seeks Eater: Finding Good Homes For Excess Produce

Pick My Crop connects gardeners with excess produce with eaters in their area to save fresh food from a rotten fate.

May 16, 2012

Pizza Or Grand Slam? 

pigs in gestation-crates

To Crate Or Not To Crate? Different Sides Of The Pork Divide

Denny's is the latest restaurant to announce it will stop buying from pork farmers who crate pregnant sows. Domino's Pizza has made the opposite announcement.

April 2, 2012

Faces Behind Your Food 

farm workers in the field

Farmers Push To Hire Illegal Immigrants

An unlikely coalition of farmers, businesses, social advocates is pushing for a law in Kansas that would create a work program benefiting illegal immigrants.

March 28, 2012

Money Money Money 

tractor in a wheat field

High Prices Boost Farmers’ Bottom Lines

Thanks to high commodity prices and surging productivity, U.S. farmers earned a record net income of nearly $98 billion last year.

March 9, 2012

Knowledge Is Power 

Farm Field

USDA Launches Interactive Farm And Food Initiative

Want to know more about local food? The USDA's new website is there to help.

February 27, 2012

Farm Drugs 

cow nose

Health Group Pushes Farmers To Reduce Antibiotic Use

Health advocacy groups are campaigning to eliminate the use of antibiotics in livestock and they’re taking their message directly to the farmer.

February 24, 2012

To Drink Or Not To Drink 

raw milk bottles

Raw Milk Ban Doesn’t Stop Indiana Residents From Drinking It

Selling raw milk is illegal in Indiana, but residents find ways around it despite the ban.

February 16, 2012

Going Global 

veggies

New Agreement Opens Organic Trade Between Europe and US

A new trade agreement will mean more organic food choices for American and European consumers.

February 8, 2012

Young Seedlings 

organic farm

As Farmers Age, A New Crop Looks To The Land

New farmers are leaving the suburbs and rat race for a life on the land, and the government is taking notice.

January 26, 2012

Oh No GMO 

corn field

Monsanto Says No To Environmental Study

California-based Harrington Investments warned Monsanto they have significant lawsuits waiting to happen, but Monsanto rejected the study proposal.

January 26, 2012

Farm Drugs 

cows behind a fence

Antibiotics And The Healthy Cow Equation

Harvest Public Media’s Jessica Naudziunas visits with beef and dairy farmers to ask how today’s Scarlet A - antibiotics - fits into their healthy cow equation.

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