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October 23, 2015


banana hemp pancakes with fruit and honey

Go Green With These Banana Hemp Pancakes

As you're mixing the batter, embrace the army-green color. The pancakes will eventually turn a deep brown as they cook.

October 2, 2015


Caucasian persimmons

Take My Persimmons (Please), Doomsday Vault, Panna Cotta

Persimmons are falling! Louise Briggs adopted out her persimmon tree this year. We make persimmon jam and panna cotta. And, the effects of wet summer weather.

July 2, 2015


aidan kerr with his tomato plant

Food Values For Second Graders

Teaching kids about where their food comes from can be fun, rewarding and frustrating. We hear from two adults and the one child they tried to educate.

January 26, 2015


hemp sprouts

Vague Laws Can Stand In The Way Of Unlocking Hemp’s Benefits

Scientists studying industrial hemp say it holds a tremendous amount of promise. But to unlock its potential there’s very basic scientific research to be done.

September 25, 2014


apple reflection

Planting Fruit Trees, Apples For Dessert, J&P Heritage Farm

Jerry and Paula Perron started farming after they retired. Chef Daniel Orr cooks with apples and sunchokes. And, fall is a great time to plant fruit trees.

September 3, 2014



GMO Companies Ramp Up Fight Against Food Labels

Opponents of labeling genetically modified organisms boosted their spending in 2014 as states considered labeling laws.

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.

April 29, 2014


Day Three sprouting Wheat Berries

Time To Sprout: Tapping Into Seeds’ Nutrients

Springtime means new life. Sprouting seeds, beans and grains in your kitchen is an easy way to make your own food - no garden necessary!

January 25, 2014


farm truck packed with baskets of tomatoes

On-Call Farmer To The Chefs, Root Veggies, Seeds For Sale

A dozen eggs and a pound of kale coming right up! Farmer Teresa Birtles talks about custom growing for chefs. And, parsnips and celery root on the menu today.

December 17, 2013

It All Starts With A Seed 

A gardener holding broccoli seed pods

Film To Follow Seed Savers’ Struggle

A new documentary film has explored a global movement to stop plummeting diversity in the world's food seed stocks.

August 17, 2013



Canning And Roasting Salsa, Saving Seeds To Save Food Supply

Our three experts are back to talk about preserving foods, specifically salsa. Chef Daniel Orr makes roasted tomatillo salsa. We visit the Fort Knox of seeds.

August 13, 2013


Dave Dierig

How Secure Is The Fort Knox Of Seeds?

From the outside it may not look like a bastion of the American agriculture industry. Inside, it holds one of the world’s largest collections of seed.

May 14, 2013

Environmental Impact 

The yellow wheels of a center-pivot irrigation system on tilled farmland

New GMO Products Delayed Due To USDA Review

Monsanto and Dow Chemical have been developing new genetically-modified seeds, but the USDA has hit the brakes on their release to market.

May 9, 2013

Too Much Of A Good Thing 

Tire tracks through an empty, muddy field.

Wet Spring Delays Planting Season

During last year's drought, farmers begged for rain. This spring, they wish it would stop.

March 29, 2013

Dark Rider 

Satellite view of dozens of center pivot irrigation systems

‘Monsanto Protection Act’ Quietly Passes Senate, Becomes Law

The act, which was inserted into the stopgap budget bill, tells the USDA it can go against court rulings to allow GMO cultivation. But is this a new power?

February 27, 2013

More Bigger Better 

drought tolerant maize

Seed Science Pushes Toward Higher Yields

For decades now, farmers and seed scientists have seen yields improve, but they’re not satisfied.

February 26, 2013

Expiration Date 

Potted soybean plants

Generic Seeds Could Have A Short Lifespan

Farmers would love to continue using their favorite seeds in generic form, but they may find there is only a limited window of opportunity.

February 25, 2013


soybean seeds

The Seeds Of Genetic Modification

Genetic modification technology is barely 30 years old and the controversy surrounding it somewhat younger. But how did it even become possible?

March 8, 2012

Early Bird Gardening 

potato plants

Early Gardening: Growing Potatoes In Baskets

It’s still a little bit chilly outside, but it’s not too early to start thinking about your garden.

February 4, 2012

Romantic Recipes 

heart on a nail

For The Love Of Chocolate, Brussel Sprouts And Oysters

Four recipes for a stay-home Valentine's Day. Chocolateer David Fletcher talks about his handmade treats. A local seed company encourages you to get gardening.

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