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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.

March 8, 2017

 

A Colorado farm field

Study: Agriculture Should Ramp Up Response To Climate Change

New research identifies the Corn Belt as the region where climate change could have the biggest impact on overall farm productivity.

February 28, 2017

 

Tom Hansen holds a pike

Ice Fishing Has Its Rewards, But Bring A First Aid Kit

Every winter people flock to lakes of Canada and northern U.S. to ice fish. According to a new study, the seemingly harmless sport has some risks of injuries.

November 2, 2016

 

irrigated crops

How Would Clinton, Trump Protect The Ogallala Aquifer?

Harvest Public Media was unable to find cases where the candidates specifically address the Ogallala Aquifer, but each has each spoken to sustainable water use.

October 14, 2016

 

zucchini

It’s Not Too Late For Late-Summer Veggies

On today's show, two recipes to use up the last few zucchinis, peppers, okra and tomatoes from your garden. And, how Kansas City is impacted farm runoff.

April 27, 2016

 

cows in rotary parlor

How A Cheese Factory Can Change A Landscape

When a big food company builds a factory, it doesn’t just bring in new industry. Farmers change what they grow, expand their herds and buy new land.

March 30, 2016

 

farmland

When Rivers Can’t Be Controlled, Farmers Are Left In Limbo

Rivers are unpredictable and they can’t always be contained. That can leave farmers and residents of the floodplain in the midst of a confusing situation.

April 9, 2015

 

drought

Mandatory Drought Regulations Affect Farms, Lawns

For the first time in state history, California has instated mandatory water regulations.

March 28, 2014

 

Colorado-irrigaiton-crop

Recovering From Flooding, Farmers Hope For Enough Water

Colorado farmers that depend on water are scrambling to repair flood-damaged irrigation networks in time for the crucial spring planting season.

February 26, 2014

Historic Drought 

drought

Drought In California Bumps Supermarket Prices

Some parts of California haven't seen rain since July 1. This week, farmers were told they will not receive water from government reservoirs.

September 16, 2013

Water Ways 

drinking-fountain

First Lady Encourages Americans To Drink Up For Health

First Lady Michelle Obama has launched a new campaign encouraging water consumption -- but why?

September 6, 2013

The Wet Stuff 

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Farmers Look To Do More With Less Water

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

July 2, 2012

Ice Cold! 

Close up chicken flock thirsty water

Keeping Your Chickens Cool

You think it's hot out? Just imagine if you were covered with feathers! Here are a few tips to help your birds beat the heat.

April 24, 2012

The Chickens Are Coming! 

chick calendar

Heat, Water and Food: A Recipe For Healthy Chicks

At last, your baby birds have hatched. Now what are you going to do?

March 2, 2012

Don't Knock It 'Til You've Tried It 

macro close-up grasshopper bug insect

Might As Well Go Eat Worms — Or Bugs

With more and more of the world's population craving meat, insects are starting to look a lot more appetizing.

September 23, 2011

Fertilizer Crisis 

A map illustrates the distribution of the use of phosphorus fertilizers around the world, in shades of purple, pink, and white.  Low concentrations are used across sub-saharan Africa and much of Russia, South America, and Australia.  The largest areas of use of highly-concentrated fertilizer are in central North America, Europe, northern India, and especially China. .

The Great Food Security Threat: Peak Phosphorus?

It's a finite underground mineral deposit. Its availability influences food security. And the world is running out. Think it's oil? Actually, it's phosphorus.

July 26, 2011

Unconventional Gardening 

basil plant in a cup of water

DIY: Grow Your Own Herbs On The Cheap

You can either plant your cuttings in soil right away or place them in water until they grow roots. Either way, growing your own herbs from cuttings is easy!

May 8, 2011

Green Thumb 

Watering Can Being Filled With Water

Beginner’s Guide To Gardening: Smart Maintenance

Your plants require daily attention, from regular watering to the occasional pinch and prune. Your diligence will pay off in healthier plants and fewer weeds.

May 3, 2011

Recycling Rain Water 

Rain Barrels

I’m Only Happy When It Rains: Harnessing Rain Water

With the help of his elaborate rain barrel system, Steven Janowiecki can water his garden in five minutes flat.

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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