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September 22, 2014

 

Protesters marching down 42nd street in Manhattan

NY Climate March Shines Spotlight On World Food Security

Global food security was among demonstrators' top concerns in New York on Sunday during the largest march in history to call for action on climate change.

April 16, 2014

Organic Matters 

farmer hauling greens on tractor

Walmart Goes Organic: What Does It Mean For The Industry?

Walmart's announcement last week that it would sell organics at prices comparable to conventional foods has been met with skepticism.

April 4, 2014

 

industrial hemp field

State Chemist Seeks Permission To Regulate Industrial Hemp

Indiana law puts hemp regulation under the state chemist's office pending federal approval.

December 31, 2013

Backyard Chickens 

buttercup chicken perched on a snowy fence

Snow Birds: Keep Your Chickens Dry, Warm, Happy Over Winter

Even though they sport fluffy down coats, chickens don't like the cold! Here are four tips to boost your birds' health and comfort during the winter months.

September 14, 2013

Get Local 

okra plant

Turtle Soup, Big Red Eats Green, Okra From The Garden

Turtle soup in southern Indiana. Okra fresh and raw. Growing food with less water. And, a local food party on campus. Take a listen!

September 13, 2013

The Wet Stuff 

0729_dry-kansas-Garetson

Farmers Confront Challenges Of Drying Aquifer

The 39,000 irrigation wells in Kansas pump long and hard in growing season. If you want a visual for that much water, picture Niagara Falls.

September 6, 2013

The Wet Stuff 

0819_efficient-irrigation-trout

Farmers Look To Do More With Less Water

The future of agriculture across the Great Plains hinges on water. Without it, nothing can grow.

August 26, 2013

Young Farmers 

young urban farmers

On This Urban Farm, Boys Take The Lead

The 24 teens in the program all sweat in the field. But they also transform the harvest into products like ketchup and become marketers of their business.

August 5, 2013

 

prairie-soil-Watkins-pond

Prairie Plants Help Restore Farmland Soil

Farmers feel the pressure of feeding a growing global population and protecting the soil necessary to do that—all while operating a viable business.

July 11, 2013

Pork Problems 

pig profile

New-To-U.S. Pig Virus Found In Indiana, Humans Not Affected

A pig virus previously found only in Asia and Europe has moved to the United States, killing pigs in 15 states, including Indiana.

June 17, 2013

Exhibitions 

smithsonian Curator

Smithsonian Plows Into Farming History

The Smithsonian is now working on 8,000-square-foot “American Enterprise” exhibition that will explore agriculture’s connection to finance, science and retail.

May 17, 2013

 

hydroponic basil

Eden Farms: Growing Basil Year Round With Hydroponics

Join us for a tour of one-of-a-kind Eden Farms and learn about their hydroponic farming that grows basil, arugula, and watercress year-round.

April 29, 2013

Bright Sun Shiny Day 

'The Chile Woman' Susan Welsand

Chile Farm Runs On The Power Of The Sun

"The Chile Woman" Susan Welsand was able to install a 5.2 kilowatt array of solar panels after a tornado uprooted several old-growth trees on her farm.

October 26, 2012

Animal Farming 

cow tail

Here’s The Short Story On Cow Tails

Cow tail docking as a practice was introduced in the New Zealand dairy industry in the early 1900s.

October 20, 2012

Unique 2012 

voting signing

Politics Of Food, Fall At The Winery, Persimmon Pudding

Food is not a talking point this election season. Christine Barbour speculates why. We visit Creekbend Vineyard, and Chef Daniel Orr makes persimmon pudding.

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 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 14, 2012

Road Trip 

u-pick blueberries

Farming Intersects With Tourism, Cautious Optimism Prevails

Farm-based tourism attractions like “u-pick” berry patches, wine tastings, dude ranches and guided hunting trips have operated in the region for years.

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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