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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.

January 23, 2012

Un-Fair Trade? 

Coffee Splash

Fair Trade USA Splits From International Community

What does the split mean for those looking for an ethical cup of coffee?

January 3, 2012

Scarce Milk 

milk

Organic Milk Shortage Felt Nationwide

Organic milk is growing in popularity, but that may not be the reason why consumers are having a hard time getting their hands on a carton.

December 16, 2011

Fresh Not Frozen 

winter market

Fresh And Local All Year Long With Winter Farmers Markets

Winter farmers' markets have increased nationwide in the past two years, bringing more local and fresh produce no matter the season.

December 1, 2011

Future Food Policy 

Portrait of Senator Debbie Stabenow, speaking at a microphone.  She is a woman appearing to be in her 50s or 60s, with red hair, wearing a black blazer over a red shirt.  An American flag hangs behind her.

Afterlife Of The Secret Farm Bill

The demise of a Farm Bill drafted in secrecy means the next version will go through standard Congressional channels, which has mixed implications for farmers.

November 23, 2011

Occupy The Market 

A man stands beside a makeshift countertop.  Hanging on the side of the counter are posters.  One says

Feeding A Movement: Farmers And Occupy Wall Street

The Occupy Wall Street movement has had both positive and negative relationships with small-scale farmers. Here's a sampling of the good, the bad, and the ugly.

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