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January 25, 2014

Relationships 

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

Summertime 

canning-tomatoes

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

High-Tech 

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.

February 3, 2012

Garden Warming 

sprout coming out of the ground

Warmer Weather, Changing Gardens

For the first time since 1990, the USDA has updated planting maps based on temperatures. One thing is clear -- the United States is getting warmer.

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.

December 26, 2011

SNAP And Seeds 

garden grow

Planting Seeds A SNAP: Some Unaware Of Food Stamp Benefit

As demand for food stamps rise, educating those in need and those accepting SNAP benefits becomes crucial.

November 1, 2011

International Organics 

A small, black donkey stands in the middle of a sandy pen surrounded by a an old log-and-post fence.  Her nose is near the ground, like she's sniffing for food.

Community Farming Going Global: New CSA’s In China, Thailand

Some of the oldest community-supported agriculture programs started in Japan in the 1960's but the movement is just taking off in several nearby countries.

May 15, 2011

Green Thumb 

jars of Strawberry Preserves

Beginner’s Guide To Gardening: Think Outside The Garden

As your garden starts to produce, don't forget to look to the future. Saving seeds, canning, and drying flowers is a great way to enjoy the bounty all year.

April 23, 2011

Local Seeds 

Purple Calabash Tomato

Nature’s Crossroads Wants To Be Your Local Seed Source

This Indiana company offers locally produced seeds to folks who want to make every aspect of their garden organic, earth-friendly, and local.

April 17, 2011

Green Thumb 

Bat Guano Fertilizer

Beginner’s Guide To Gardening: Feeding Your Sprouts

What nutrients do plants need? What fertilizers should I use? How does companion planting work? We answer these questions to help your young sprouts grow.

April 3, 2011

Green Thumb 

Building Raised Beds, Two Pictures

Beginner’s Guide To Gardening: How To Get Started

What vegetables should I plant? How much sun should the garden get? Should I construct raised beds? Some advice for all the first-time gardeners out there.

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