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June 7, 2019

 

Planting For The Future

Fruit trees don't start producing for several years. For nut trees, the wait is even longer.

June 7, 2019

 

Bringing The Process To The People With Taco And Tamale Pop-Up Ex Voto

Nixtamaliztion is a method of processing corn. Ex Voto uses this method to make masa for their tamales and tortillas.

April 24, 2019

 

Grits – A Dish Born Of Poverty Now On Fine-Dining Menus

Interest in grits is rising because of heirloom corn varieties and the backing of master chefs. But the Southern staple has deep roots that wind through economics, race, politics — and nostalgia.

April 12, 2019

 

Lawmakers Consider Ways To Help Great Plains Farmers After Flooding

There's a growing debate between congress and the USDA about how to help out farmers who’ve lost their grain due to flooded storage bins.

April 10, 2019

 

How Some In The Beef Industry Are Bucking Antibiotics

Most beef cattle receive antibiotics in their feed to prevent liver abscesses while eating a high-energy diet. There's growing pressure on feedlots to stop this — and some have. But it's costly.

April 8, 2019

 

Growing Corn Is A Major Contributor To Air Pollution, Study Finds

A study ties an estimated 4,300 premature deaths a year to the air pollution caused by corn production in the U.S. In some regions, the per-bushel health costs exceed the corn's market price.

December 24, 2018

 

Caramel Corn in a Paper Bag

You choose how to pop your popcorn, but once it's popped, follow these easy steps for making it sweet and crunchy.

October 30, 2018

 

5 Major Crops In The Crosshairs Of Climate Change

The plants that nourish us won't disappear entirely. But they may have to move to higher, cooler latitudes. Some places may find it harder to grow anything at all, because there's not enough water.

September 7, 2018

 

Study Finds New Pesticides As Harmful To Bees As Neonicotinoids

A study found that sulfoximine-based insecticides - an alternative to neonicotinoid-based pesticides - have similar impacts on bee colony growth and reproduction.

December 5, 2017

 

Farmers Concerned About Possible NAFTA Changes

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

August 30, 2017

 

Climate Change Could Cut Output Of Staple Crops

A new study found that staple crops like corn and wheat will likely see negative impacts from rising global temperatures.

August 9, 2017

 

Vegan Corn And Leek Soup

The caramelized leeks, corn and water are enough to make a delicious soup, but I decided to up the ante and added some soy milk.

August 7, 2017

 

Charred Sweet Corn Fritters With Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

I love consuming corn in its raw state, but when I’m craving something more filling, I love making things like pancakes and fritters with the kernels.

August 3, 2017

 

Sweet Corn Ice Cream

The amount of corn you’ll need for this recipe will depend on how sweet and flavorful the corn is. Give a kernel a taste and adjust as you prefer.

April 26, 2017

 

Squash Blossom And Corn Chowder

Zucchini flowers are the most common plant used for blossom harvests. Combine them with broth, light cream, onions, butter and corn for this simple chowder.

February 15, 2017

 

Corn Made This Society Big, A Changing Climate Destroyed It

Mississippian American Indian culture rose to power by farming corn. New evidence suggests dramatic change in climate might have led to its collapse in 1300s.

February 9, 2017

 

Farm Income Forecast To Drop For Fourth-Straight Year

The price of foundational crops like corn and wheat have slipped dramatically in recent years, leaving many farmers struggling to break even.

November 28, 2016

 

Farmers Rely More On Agronomists In Down Economy

Midwest farmers are once again facing low commodity prices. Agronomists can give feedback and advice on where producers can cut costs and maximize profits.

November 15, 2016

 

Bringing Indigenous Foods Back To The Table

Sacred Seed aims to bring back the corn-growing traditions that were once central to the diet and culture of many Plains Indian tribes.

September 23, 2016

 

Why Nutrient Runoff From Farms Is So Hard To Control

On this week's show, Harvest Public Media kicks off its series about water contamination, and Daniel Orr describes the most basic way to pickle vegetables.

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