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April 5, 2019

 

Teaching Maple Syrup

Students at Unionville Elementary School, just outside of Bloomington, Indiana learn a sweet, old tradition on one of the last cold days of winter.

April 5, 2019

 

A Surplus Of Meat And Dairy Puts A Strain On U.S. Markets And Storage

A combination of factors have led to a surplus of meat and dairy in the US. Some food banks are getting creative with distributing the windfall.

November 30, 2018

 

When A Farm Stand Is More Than A Market

A food pantry in Bloomington Indiana hosts a seasonal farm stand where people show off and sell their homegrown goods, and build community connections in the process.

November 29, 2018

 

Mega Dairies Churn Out Milk Powder For China

As the US dairy industry jockeys for a spot in the global milk powder game, critics say the scaled-up operations cause disruption and environmental damage.

November 2, 2018

 

Got Milk? And If So, Why?

Milk sits at the intersection of culture and biology. Food scholar Andrea Wiley helps us understand milk’s outsized role in the American diet.

October 26, 2018

 

Dairy Farmers and Immigrants Build Bridge Out Of Cheese

A project in the heart of dairy country seeks to build trust and respect between farmers and migrant workers.

June 29, 2018

 

As Dairy Industry Suffers, Farmers Become Beer Brewers

For some struggling dairy farmers, brewing beer has become an easy way to diversify their operations.

May 22, 2018

 

Dairy Farmers Milking For What It’s Worth, Unsure What Comes Next

Milk prices have plummeted in a market flooded with supply from foreign producers and larger operations squeezing out small farmers.

May 7, 2018

 

Milk! The ‘Most Over-Argued Food In History’

Author Mark Kurlansky discusses his new book Milk! with NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro, and the roots of modern debates on dairy.

April 9, 2018

 

As Vermont’s Milk Industry Struggles, Canadian Dairies Thrive

Dairy farmers on the U.S. side say they're getting paid less than what it costs to produce the milk. The Canadian system balances milk supply with consumer demand through production quotas.

January 4, 2018

 

Farm Bill Tops Agenda For Congress in 2018

As Congress returns from winter break, lawmakers prepare to tackle the notoriously thorny farm bill in hopes it will pass early this year.

September 12, 2017

 

To Get Calcium, Navajos Burn Juniper Branches To Eat The Ash

Most American Indians are lactose intolerant, which means they need to find nutrients outside of dairy. Traditional cooking methods can be key to good health.

June 14, 2017

 

Qatar Solves Milk Shortage By Airlifting 4,000 Cows

A businessman will charter some 60 Qatar Airlines flights for the bovines. He aims to jumpstart a dairy industry in Qatar.

May 16, 2017

 

Americans Are Drinking Less Cow’s Milk, Its Appeal Has Curdled

In the 1900s, nutritionists and dairy producers helped convince Americans that cow's milk was nature's perfect food. But the science and tastes have changed.

March 25, 2017

 

Why More Farmers Are Making Switch To Grass-Fed Meat, Dairy

Advocates of grass-grazing cattle say it's better for the environment and the animals. But there's another upside: Grass-fed meat and dairy fetch a premium.

February 26, 2017

 

Camel Milk Is About To Hit Shelves Across India

A nomadic community of camel herders in India has long relied on camel milk. Now, a big Indian company is getting ready to market camel milk as a health food.

February 23, 2017

 

Dairy Group Pushes State-Sponsored Visas

Dairy industry groups want to allow states to sponsor their own visas for foreign workers.

February 10, 2017

 

“The Immigrant Kitchen” Is Open To All

Author Vivian Halloran analyzed food memoirs for her book "Immigrant Kitchen." She tells her immigration story and unpacks the complicated idea of authenticity.

February 4, 2017

 

Chasing A Dream Built On Dairy, Master Of Milk Came Home

For one of the biggest dairymen in U.S., success was based in part on crossing cultural boundaries. Now, he has returned home to continue building his empire.

February 4, 2017

 

No Hops In A Gruit. This Beer Has Ginger, Honey, Rosemary

Jarrod May brews with local ginger from farmer Candace Minster. Sales of plant milks are going up. Dairy farmers are on high alert. We go hunting for truffles.

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