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Latest Episodes

Coffee Farmers Diversify Crops, Rick Steves Supports Sustainable Farming

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When leisure travel returns, Rick Steves has a model for offsetting the carbon footprint.

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Special Treats For Special Diets

A small dark berry tart, chocolate chip brownie, chocolate cake with caramel and chocolate shavings and a mini bundt cake with lavender sprinkles, all arranged on a glass plate.

Did you know you can make a delicious caramel with raw cashews? Hear all about it in our interview with Brandi Williams of Primally Inspired Eats.

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Chicken And Vegetables With Next Generation Farmers

Zion Moore and Jason Rosales Harms standing in between rows of vegetables on a farm. Hoop house and other farmers are visible in the background.

The Next Generation Farmers Youth Program at Lawrence Community Gardens in Indianapolis, takes farm-to-table learning to the next level--with a chicken processing workshop.

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Emergency Meals On Campus And Handcrafted Fishing Nets In Oregon

Emmie O'Connor, wearing a face mask and green gloves standing in front of glass doors with a meal box in her hand. Inside the doorway, filled plastic bags line a table.

They talked about it on a Thursday, and served their first meal on a Monday. Rahul Shrivastav and Carl Ipsen tell the story of the Emergency Meal Project on the IU campus.

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Chef Launches Project To Preserve Black Farming And Foodways

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Freed slaves were promised land by the government, but the promise was never fulfilled. Adrian Lipscombe’s Forty Acres and a Mule Project aims to purchase land for Black farmers.

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Food Challenges For Public Schools During A Pandemic

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Hattie Johnson had a plan for the lunch program, should the schools need to close because of COVID-19. She just didn’t expect to pivot quite so quickly.

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Latest News

New Study Reveals Racial Disparities Among Food Insecure Families

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he number of families experiencing food insecurity has hit a record due to the pandemic, according to new research. And Black and Hispanic families are disproportionately affected.

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To Entice More Rural Investment, USDA Proposes Changes To Loan Programs

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The United States Department of Agriculture is seeking public comment on changes that it says will make getting loans for major projects easier for rural communities.

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National Forests Hoping To Be Destinations During Coronavirus Uncertainty

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National forests saw big crowds of visitors in July. The forests are proving to be a popular destination for leisure activities while coronavirus concerns remain

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Recipes

Kayte's Summer Berry Galette

Rustic baked tart , in a rough, cirular shape, with purple and green berries in the middle, on brown parchment paper.

Summertime is the time for fruit pies. Kayte shares a simple method for getting summer fruit baked into a pie shell.

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Sourdough Bread Recipe

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When commercial yeast is hard to come by, make your own! Sourdough captures the wild yeast that's all around us.

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Kayte's Simple Black Beans and Rice

A white bowl with cooked black beans topped with cheese, lettuce, salsa, cilantro.

Have black beans and rice tonight, then tacos later in the week.

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