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I would say coyotes are also something to look for, especially if you free range and have some land. It happens.
That’s Jana Wilson talking about the predators that try to make a meal out of her backyard chickens. She’s joined by two other chicken farmers for part two of our series answering your questions about how to raise happy and healthy birds.
Before that, with Congress now in recess, it looks like a new farm bill will not be passed before the old one expires. Harvest Public Media’s Grant Gerlock takes a look at the issue causing the most debate.
Later in the show, Chef Daniel Orr speaks with a young entrepreneur who is trying to turn his hobby of cultivating mushrooms in his home into a local food business.
Then, Chef Orr goes into the kitchen to prepare two recipes using King Oyster and Chicken Of The Woods Mushrooms.
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Stories On This Episode
The House and Senate are at odds over cuts to food stamps, which dominate spending in the farm bill.
Jana Wilson calls chickens the snack food of the wild kingdom. She is joined by two other chicken farmers to talk about which predators to look out for.
Alan Barker is trying to turn his hobby of fruiting mushrooms at home into a food business. Currently, his many varieties of Oyster Mushrooms are flourishing.
These mushrooms are so meaty that they could easily take the place of the piece of meat on any dinner plate.
Who needs actual chicken when you have these meaty and flavorful mushrooms!