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May 10, 2019

 

One Way To Make Flyover Country More Welcoming To Migrating Birds

What if there was a way to make space for native birds and give farmers a little extra cash in return?

April 26, 2019

 

Aquapunx, Permaculture And Dandelion Greens

Sustainable agriculture comes in all shapes and sizes--from a permaculture farm in Indiana, to an aquaponics project in Kentucky.

November 2, 2018

 

SNAP, Farm Bill Hangs In Midterm Balance

Heavier food stamp restrictions and a host of other contentious farm bill proposals are up in the air as midterms bear down on an uncertain Congress.

June 8, 2018

 

Conservation Benefits From Fruit And Nut Trees, Plus Potential Bonus Cash For Farmers

Farmers are getting creative with conservation efforts by planting fruit and nut trees on farms. It's a long-term investment that may pay off for future generations.

February 19, 2018

 

Conservation Programs In Farm Bill Can Help Farmers

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

October 31, 2017

 

Bats And Tequila: A Boo-tiful Relationship Now Threatened

Long tongues are key for bats who pollinate agave.

July 12, 2017

 

Who Fishes For Red Snapper In The Gulf? It’s All Politics

The fish were nearly wiped out from the Gulf 20 or 30 years ago, so the catch is closely regulated.

June 16, 2017

 

To Protect Fruit Crops, Scientists Put Them Into Deep Freeze

In an effort to save irreplaceable varieties from disease and other threats, plant cuttings are being plunged into liquid nitrogen for later revival.

June 12, 2017

 

Farmers Paid Billions To Save The Soil, But It’s Blowing Away

Right now, the government rents farmland to help protect soil and water. But once the land is farmed again, the benefits disappear.

April 26, 2017

 

A Wild Berry Helps Protect China’s Giant Pandas, Countryside

Schisandra is made into soups and jams and prized as a medicinal plant. Now the berry is at the center of a dramatic new approach to conservation.

April 19, 2017

 

Growing A Prairie In The Shadow Of An Agribusiness Legacy

The names Wallace and Garst loom large in the modern history of farming. Some descendants of these agriculture titans are trying to leave a different legacy.

January 2, 2017

 

Environmental Groups Re-Focus On States After Federal Court Decision

Environmentalists argued the EPA should establish maximum levels of nitrogen and phosphorus, and then have a means to penalize states that exceed those amounts.

November 4, 2016

 

How Would Clinton, Trump Clean Up Waterways?

While neither campaign responded to request for comment, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have offered hints on the campaign trail about clean water strategies.

November 2, 2016

 

How Would Clinton, Trump Protect The Ogallala Aquifer?

Harvest Public Media was unable to find cases where the candidates specifically address the Ogallala Aquifer, but each has each spoken to sustainable water use.

October 19, 2016

 

Trump And Clinton May Agree On Food Stamps, Conservation

The campaigns agree on food policy in some surprising ways. Most notable: both campaigns say that food-stamp benefits should remain a part of the Farm Bill.

October 4, 2016

 

Farmers Dabble In Voluntary Measures To Stop Harmful Runoff

While federal regulations have successfully cut back some types of water pollution, they have little muscle in combating agricultural runoff.

August 2, 2016

 

Indiana Conservation Practices Affect Gulf Of Mexico

Nutrient runoff isn’t a concern in Indiana because nutrients move away with water. When they settle in Lake Erie, for instance, is when they become a problem.

June 13, 2016

 

Farmland Buffet Helps Snow Goose Population Boom

To manage overpopulation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service relaxed hunting regulations on geese in 1999. Some farmers have opened up their property to hunters.

May 26, 2016

 

Farmers Get Creative, Frugal To Stay Afloat In Tough Times

Farmers managing the sophisticated businesses that Midwest crop farms have become are spending more time considering business school basics.

May 24, 2016

 

To Save The Monarch Butterfly, Many Are Turning To Milkweed

Milkweed is the literal lifeblood for the monarch caterpillars, serving as the insect’s sole food source early in their life cycle.

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