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August 3, 2017

 

Louisiana coastline

The Gulf Of Mexico’s Dead Zone Is The Biggest Ever Seen

A record-setting "dead zone," where water doesn't have enough oxygen for fish to survive, has appeared this summer. One major cause is pollution from farms.

July 21, 2017

 

Marti Crouch inspecting chanterelles

Chanterelles Flourish In Indiana’s Hot, Rainy Summer

This week, we re-air an interview with former Bloomington Community Farmers' Market Mushroom Inspector Marti Crouch. Then mushroom recipes with Chef Jeff Finch.

July 12, 2017

 

red snapper

Who Fishes For Red Snapper In The Gulf? It’s All Politics

The fish were nearly wiped out from the Gulf 20 or 30 years ago, so the catch is closely regulated.

June 20, 2017

 

Zirlott family's oyster farm

7 Years After BP Oil Spill, Oyster Farming Takes Hold In South

The "off-bottom" production method, in which oysters are grown in hanging baskets tumbled by waves, is starting to flourish on the Gulf coast.

January 2, 2017

 

equipment to monitor water quality

Environmental Groups Re-Focus On States After Federal Court Decision

Environmentalists argued the EPA should establish maximum levels of nitrogen and phosphorus, and then have a means to penalize states that exceed those amounts.

October 20, 2016

 

Kevin Whitham and Hannah Lencheck in truck

A Little Land Goes A Long Way For Young Entrepreneurs

Hannah and Kevin had everything in place to start a food waste pick-up service-- everything but a place to store the compost. A local farmer stepped in to help.

October 19, 2016

 

donald trump and hillary clinton

Trump And Clinton May Agree On Food Stamps, Conservation

The campaigns agree on food policy in some surprising ways. Most notable: both campaigns say that food-stamp benefits should remain a part of the Farm Bill.

October 17, 2016

 

Geologist Carrie Elliott in a boat

Researching New Ways Farmers Can Fight Gulf’s ‘Dead Zone’

Upstream farmers can’t just stop using fertilizer all together. Researchers are looking at plant-based strategies to help mitigate the dead zone.

September 27, 2016

 

A patch of rye planted as a cover crop

Farmers Feel Pressure To Fight Agricultural Water Pollution

Planting cover crops and spoon-feeding fertilizer are two ways to cut agriculture’s contribution to nitrates in water, but not enough farmers are buying in yet.

September 20, 2016

 

headwaters of the South Platte River

How Are Nitrates Ending Up In Drinking Water Supplies?

Crop farms and livestock operations are the biggest contributors to nutrient problems in the Gulf of Mexico

August 2, 2016

 

Cypress tress in wetlands

Indiana Conservation Practices Affect Gulf Of Mexico

Nutrient runoff isn’t a concern in Indiana because nutrients move away with water. When they settle in Lake Erie, for instance, is when they become a problem.

August 6, 2010

Food Safety 

Fresh Fish neon sign

Gulf Fishermen Wary Of Smell Tests For Gulf Seafood Safety

Fisherman along the Gulf Coast are skeptical that the Food and Drug Administration's testing is thorough enough to deem seafood safe.

May 6, 2010

Oil Spill 

shrimp

In Wake Of Gulf Oil Spill, Officials Say Seafood Still Safe To Eat

Government officials, the seafood industry and food safety experts urge consumers to not fear contaminated seafood in the wake of the recent gulf oil spill.

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