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February 19, 2018

 

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Conservation Programs In Farm Bill Can Help Farmers

Farm bill conservation programs are now so popular, they've become quite competitive.

February 13, 2018

 

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Trump’s Budget Proposes Food Boxes As Half Of SNAP Benefit

SNAP recipients would receive less money for spending on food, and would instead receive half of the benefits in boxes of nonperishable food.

February 9, 2018

 

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2018 Forecast: US Farm Income To Sink To 12-Year Low

It's already tough for farmers to turn a profit on grain, but it looks like things may be taking a turn for the worse.

February 2, 2018

 

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Icy Rivers In Midwest Impeding Grain Bound For Export

Though temperatures are fluctuating in the Midwest, the hold up of grain due to ice could continue for weeks to come.

January 26, 2018

 

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Labor Shortage For Farm Work And Trump’s Immigration Stance

Agriculture-based businesses across the Midwest and Great Plains that depend on immigrant labor are scrambling to keep their operations staffed.

January 19, 2018

 

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Farm, Food and Forestry On The Table in the Next Farm Bill

It's farm bill time, and Harvest Public Media's Amy Mayer runs down the reasons why all Americans should pay attention to the debates.

January 5, 2018

 

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Egg Prices Expected To Rise In First Months Of 2018

Egg prices for early 2018 are likely to be over 35 percent higher than they were during the same period of 2017. What's causing the spike?

January 5, 2018

 

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Author Of ‘Big Chicken’ On Antibiotic Use In Livestock

Antibiotics made it possible to grow animals quickly. This led to factory farming, and cheap meat. It may have also led to drug-resistant diseases in humans.

December 29, 2017

 

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Grass-Fed Beef May Run Into Roadblock: Less Nutritious Grass

It may be just a matter of time before prairie grasses simply don’t have enough protein to support grazing. Are rising CO2 levels to blame?

December 15, 2017

 

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Consumers Trust Organic Labels, Fraud Threatens The Industry

Harvest Public Media's Kristofor Husted finds that policing fraud in the organic food industry isn't an easy task.

December 8, 2017

 

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Journalist Explores Controversial Weed Killer in New Book

A chemical in the weed killer Round Up is the subject of Carey Gillam's book Whitewash. Harvest Public Media interviews Gillam about the controversy.

December 5, 2017

 

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Farmers Concerned About Possible NAFTA Changes

Senators sound the alarm. They want an ag-cost analysis for any changes to NAFTA.

November 29, 2017

 

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Wind Power Now Needs Industry To Survive

With Federal funding for wind energy waning, industry will need to step in to keep the turbines turning.

November 21, 2017

 

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WHO Wants To Limit Antibiotics For Livestock

US Regulators are critical of the new WHO regulations, limiting antibiotic use in livestock.

November 20, 2017

 

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Fewer Regulations Heighten Concerns Over Water Quality

"The cities are not in the driver’s seat here, they’re being driven," says Mark Ryan, an attorney with EPA.

November 16, 2017

 

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Large Livestock Farms May Have To Report Air Pollution

Despite EPA objections, environmental groups are pushing for CAFOs to report emissions of air pollutants.

November 13, 2017

 

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Harvest’s Done, But Deciding What To Do About Dicamba Isn’t

The EPA is restricting dicamba's use, and Monsanto is selling dicamba resistant soybeans. Farmers grapple with how to proceed.

November 10, 2017

 

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To Protect Pollinators, Researchers Look To Land For Answers

Neonicotinoids threaten bee populations, but instead of limiting their use, researchers look to evergreens and prairie strips for minimizing the threat.

November 8, 2017

 

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Ag Businesses Want To Keep Immigrant Workers In US Legally

In spite of the tough anti-immigration talk in Washington, labor-starved dairy and feedlot owners are pushing for a guest worker program.

November 3, 2017

 

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Clovis Withdraws From USDA Nomination

Sam Clovis was linked this week to the federal investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election.

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