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September 25, 2015


A female Oriental fruit fly lays eggs in the skin of a papaya

Fruit Fly Threatens Florida Crops

An alien pest was found in Florida last month in Miami-Dade County, where an infestation could devastate its $1.6 billion agriculture industry.

September 23, 2015



What’s Organic? In Marijuana Industry, It’s A Hard Question

There’s no such thing as a government-sanctioned certification for organic marijuana in large part, because growing or using marijuana is still a federal crime.

August 26, 2015


farmers gathered under a tent

Organic Farmers On The Social Stigma Of ‘Dirty’ Fields

A study found that farmers who go organic are often subject to a “weedy field bad farmer” mentality in their communities.

August 5, 2015


Monsanto research campus

Monsanto Sets Off A Corporate ‘Feeding Frenzy’

In the past few years, Monsanto has purchased weather analysis companies and big data firms. The company now wants to buy the Swiss chemical company, Syngenta.

August 1, 2015


pesto on a spoon

Two Pesto Recipes, Pesticide Drift, Gardening As We Age

Green thumbs modify their gardens to suit their aging bodies. Two pesto recipes use carrot tops and mint. And, unwelcome pesticides on organic farms.

June 11, 2015


candace minster in the garden

Back To Organic, Berry Bread Pudding, The Hub’s Tool Share

White Violet Center hopes organic certification will differentiate them from other growers. Strawberry bread pudding with Jackie Howard. Pesticides and pot.

June 11, 2015


Nick Dice with marijuana plants

Colorado’s Pot Industry Is On Its Own With Pesticides

The parts of the federal government that regulate agricultural pesticide use want nothing to do with legalized marijuana.

May 21, 2015



White House Releases Strategy To Save Bees

The White House's plan outlines how to save habitat and promote research. Some environmentalists wonder if it goes far enough to protect pollinators.

April 29, 2015


A bee gathering nectar from a flower

Study Says Bees Are Drawn To Neonic Pesticides

A new study suggests that bees could get addicted to foods laced with nicotine-like pesticides.

March 26, 2015


machine spraying herbicides

Could Roundup Cause Cancer?

Here are five things you should know about the World Health Organization saying Roundup could cause cancer.

February 12, 2015


urban farm in edmonton

Tour The World Of Urban Farms, Trouble At Dairies, B-Sprouts

We go around the world of urban gardens with Jennifer Cockrall-King. Harvest Public Media has two stories about dairy. Brussels spouts plus polenta on the menu.

February 10, 2015


organic produce

Eat Organics For Lower Levels Of Pesticides

In the largest study of its kind, researchers have found lower levels of pesticides in those who consume organic foods.

January 23, 2015


graeme and ellen mckay packing seeds

MLK Day Service Projects, Burns Supper, Beef Checkoff

A day on, not a day off, for local food organizations. Haggis and mashed rutabaga for Burns Supper. And, ranchers get critical of federal beef checkoff program.

January 5, 2015


neonics keg, ricketts

Ag Industry At Odds Over Pesticide Studied In Bee Deaths

After studying 64 test plots of soybeans, the EPA did not see a significant difference in yields between plants treated with neonics and those without.

January 5, 2015


farming working in a field of greens

No Organic Certification? No Problem.

Living Roots grows food organically, but since they are not USDA certified, Michael Hicks has to come up with other ways to describe their growing practices.

November 26, 2014


inside a crop duster plane

Crop Dusting Pilots Navigate Dangerous Airspace

According to the National Agricultural Aviation Association, 18 to 20 percent of commercial cropland receives some sort of aerial application.

July 25, 2014


Palmer Amaranth

Farmers Struggle Against Chemical-Resistant Weeds

At least 28 states have confirmed the presence of Palmer amaranth. And many are struggling with strains resistant to common herbicides.

June 3, 2014


beekeeper with hives

Is Corn Dust Killing Bees?

Farmers have used insecticides on their crops for decades, so many farmers are skeptical that these seed coatings are now killing bees.

May 27, 2014


Bees sharing nectar

Research Blames Neonics For Bee Deaths

A new Harvard study shows the strongest links yet between neonicotinoid pesticides and mass bee deaths over the last decade.

May 16, 2014



Honeybee Deaths Are Down (Slightly)

Over 23 percent of honeybee colonies died last year, an improvement from nearly 30 percent mortality previously.

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