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Fannie Lou Hamer, Heritage Grains And Cooking In A Blackout

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Priscilla McCutcheon talks about her research on Fannie Lou Hamer’s Freedom Farm, and we learn how to eat well when the power is out.

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Herbal Wellness And Oven Treats

Shanna Hughey in denim overalls with hair bound in a scarf standing next to a tree and sunflower, smiling at camera

The owner of Wild Mint Apothecary shares what it means for her to make medicine from plants, and the owners of Two Sticks Bakery talk about turning a passion for baking into a thriving business.

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Farming And Racial Politics; Music And Vegan Cooking

Nic Garza with arm around Marie O'Neill, both smiling at camera,  standing at gate to expansive garden, green grass, trees and blue sky in the background.

Young farmers at Outlier Farmstead say you can’t avoid politics on the farm, and band member Dani Dubuto cooks vegan food on the road.

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Honey Slingers, Cucumber Grafters And Sour Beers

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What does it take to get honey from a honeycomb--and why would you ever want to graft a cucumber stem?

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Anthropologists Discuss Gluten’s Complications And A Baker Teaches Pita Bread

A white plate with three different grains, whole and ground, labeled: kamut, spelt, turkey red wheat.

Learn how easy it is to make your own pita pockets, and how to make falafel without a box mix.

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Food As Medicine, Even On The Open Road

Greg Emmons standing near the entrance to a building, with a blue longsleeved shirt and blue sky in the background

Learn how one participant in a nutrition prescription program adapts his new diet to fit his job as a truck driver.

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Latest News

Young Farmers Build Community And Help Each Other Through The Hard Times

Liz Brownlee in winter clothes holding a baby lamb and smiling at the camera

Liz Brownlee started the Indiana chapter of The Young Farmers Coaltion with a potluck. She knew the community building had to come first before they could begin to take on any of the tough issues they face.

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USDA Extends Conservation Reserve Program Deadline, Increased Rental Rates Possible

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The Conservation Reserve Program pays farmers and ranchers to preserve land for 10 to 15 years, but it saw a shortfall of 4 million acres under the Trump administration.

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State Agriculture Departments Look To Update Pesticide Training

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Midwest states including Missouri, Iowa and Illinois are updating the way they teach farmers to safely use pesticides.

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Recipes

Denise's Hot Water Cornbread

Ears of white seed corn stacked loosely in 3 wooden crates on a brick floor.

This cornbread is best made with coarsely ground cornmeal, like the kind Denise Breeden-Ost processes from their own seed corn.

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Savory Hand Pies with Greens, Olives and Feta

Close-up of small pocket pies with golden-orange pastry and a filling of cooked greens flecked with white cheese and dark olives, on a white plate with parsley in the background

These pocket pies are an almost decadent way of getting a healthy dose of greens.

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Apricot Almond Scones

Triangle shaped scones on a baking sheet.

These scones have some of the same characteristics of croissants -- layered, flaky and buttery -- but they're much easier to make.

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