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Challah For Rosh Hashanah, Grain Prices Dip, Oak-Rod Baskets

Oak-rod baskets were made by farmers years ago. Now the practice is all but gone. Make challah with Muddy Fork. What Idaho's over-turned ag-gag law means.

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Photo: Annie Corrigan/WFIU

Jon Kay holds his great-great grandmother's oak-rod basket

I don’t always think about the money part of it. I think about the labor part of it. And I think about the fact that we had this tradition in Indiana and we let it go.

Jon Kay is talking about making oak-rod baskets. These were part of everyday life in Brown County, Indiana at the turn of the 20th century. They were made by farmers. And now the practice has all but disappeared. Today, we’ll track the story of these baskets.

What Idaho’s now-overturned ag-gag law means for similar laws around the country.

Grain prices are low and farmers are worried. A couple stories from Harvest Public Media.

Then, a special recipe to celebrate Rosh Hashanah. We make challah and share stories with the folks from Muddy Fork Bakery.

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Annie Corrigan

Annie Corrigan is a producer and announcer for WFIU. In addition to serving as the local voice for NPR's Morning Edition, she produces WFIU's weekly sustainable food program Earth Eats. She earned degrees in oboe performance from Indiana University and Bowling Green State University.

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