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March 2, 2017

 

loaves of bread

What’s The Environmental Footprint Of A Loaf Of Bread?

New research calculates the greenhouse gas emissions involved in making bread. The vast majority of emissions come from one step in the process: farming.

February 13, 2017

 

farmer with millet

A Forgotten Group Of Grains Might Help Indian Farmers

Faced with water shortages, one Indian state is re-introducing drought tolerant millets to people's diets.

February 9, 2017

 

field of wheat

Don’t Call It Wheat: Environmentally Friendly Grain Takes Root

Researchers developed a new wheat-like species called Salish Blue. It grows back year after year, which not only cuts down on work, but helps prevent erosion.

February 9, 2017

 

corn

Farm Income Forecast To Drop For Fourth-Straight Year

The price of foundational crops like corn and wheat have slipped dramatically in recent years, leaving many farmers struggling to break even.

October 7, 2016

 

persimmons

Not Your Grandmother’s Persimmon Recipes

To be fair, Granny made a mean persimmon pudding, but Daniel Orr's recipe takes it to the next level. Also today, it's Lisa Dorazewski's persimmon donut glaze.

October 3, 2016

 

Alan Fabrizius with tractors

Low Wheat Prices Mean Lean Times For Wheat Belt Farm Economy

As harvest of winter wheat got underway in June in Kansas, the price began plummeting.

August 26, 2016

 

Breads baked at the Elmore Mountain Bread use freshly stone milled flour.

Bread Grains: The Last Frontier In The Locavore Movement

A small but growing number of bakers, chefs and pasta makers are making their own flour with the age-old method of stone milling.

July 28, 2016

 

A Gold Medal sign towers over a flour mill

Flour Recall Expands As E. Coli Outbreak Claims More Victims

General Mills has recalled an additional 15 million pounds of flour after investigators found a second strain of E. coli in samples.

June 10, 2016

 

Grain

No Room At The Bin: Wheat Surpluses Largest Since 1988

Already existing grain surpluses combined with a nearly 30 percent increase this year means farmers are losing money and places to store grain.

June 2, 2016

 

The chairperson of a small farmer's co-operative in Northern Uganda holds a handful of harvested finger millet.

Study Says Climate Change Increases Food Toxins

A new United Nations report shows that food crops produce more toxins as they adapt to changing weather, a problem that will worsen as global temperatures rise.

May 23, 2016

 

Liz Carlisle's Lentil Underground

Coastal Foodies And Montana Farmers Meet Over Lentils

Liz Carlisle's "Lentil Underground" tells the story of the changing ag landscape in Montana, but the lessons are applicable to farmers and consumers everywhere.

January 20, 2016

 

wheat combine

Wheat Belt Farmers Sow Less Wheat

The inflated dollar makes it difficult to trade U.S. goods on the world market and farmers are responding.

January 7, 2016

 

Rain

Farmers See Mixed Results From Warm Winter Weather

It was an unseasonably warm December in some parts of the Midwest. What does that mean for farmers?

January 5, 2016

 

wheat floret

Wheat Struggling To Keep Up With Corn, Soybean Technology

Seed companies have poured billions into biotech soybeans and corn that raises more grain with less water. Now, there’s a push to grow wheat research.

February 4, 2015

 

rye

Protecting Farmland, Water Supply With Cover Crops

Cover crops, like crimson clover and hairy vetch, grow during the winter when everything else freezes.

February 2, 2015

 

Micro-meteorologist Andy Suyker says

Corn Belt Farming Boosts The Global Carbon Cycle

About 20 years ago, scientists realized peaks and valleys of the carbon cycle are reaching higher and lower levels. The Corn Belt may be contributing to that.

October 20, 2014

 

combinerear

Farmers Gear Up For Record Harvest, Brace For Lower Prices

Demand can’t keep up with the jump in supply. Grain prices are at their lowest level since 2009.

March 7, 2014

Bake It 

two loaves of sourdough bread

Gather ‘Round The Wood-Fired Oven

Keith Romaine wants to turn his neighbors into bread bakers. He has plans to build a community wood-fired oven in his backyard.

March 5, 2014

Growing Similarity 

packages french bread with Chinese label

Global Diets Become More Similar

We aren't so different after all, and that could be a bad thing when it comes to the global food supply.

January 27, 2014

What's Growing 

Ajay Nair holding sweet potatoes

Making The Leap: How Niche Crops Go Mainstream

Diverting acres away from a major commodity to an un-tested crop is risky, but sometimes farmers can reap the benefits of innovation.

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