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June 14, 2019

 

Midwestern Farmers Resist USDA Efforts to Bring Agencies Closer

Indiana farmer Liz Brownlee heads to the nation's capital to testify on behalf of Indiana Young Farmers.

May 10, 2019

 

Vegetarian Chile Verde And A New Box Of Bees

The Chef at Function Brewing shares a recipe for Chile Verde using jackfruit instead of pork.

May 3, 2019

 

What’s Wrong With Wheat?

Is gluten bad for your health? Well, that depends. We talk with a biological anthropologist about complications surrounding gluten.

April 19, 2019

 

A Peek Into Food Science History And A Moroccan-Inspired Bowl

Producer Josephine McRobbie visits the food science archives at North Carolina State, and shares some interesting mid-century experiments.

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.

March 28, 2019

 

EPA Mulls Plans To Override States On Pesticide Rules

The EPA announced last week that the agency is considering changes that would allow them to veto state restriction on pesticides that are more strict than federal rules.

March 20, 2019

 

Why Are So Many Farmers Markets Failing? The Market Is Saturated

Farmers aren't producing enough to keep up with the number of smaller markets that keep popping up, often in close proximity to others. This results in fewer customers, unsold food and maybe closure.

March 18, 2019

 

Amid Unrest, Dal Lake’s Floating Produce Market Is A Lifeline

Kashmir Valley, a place of stunning beauty, has been engulfed by violence for decades. While curfews often grind the rest of life to a halt, one market, sourced from giant floating gardens, is exempt.

March 15, 2019

 

Getting Creative With Food Assistance

Farm to Family Fund honors the farmers growing food, and the people in need of food. Earth Eats follows their work on a typical Saturday in winter.

March 1, 2019

 

Arkansas Lawmakers Vote to Roll Back Restrictions On Volatile Herbicide

Regulators in Arkansas voted to allow some use of the herbicide dicamba that was previously banned after complaints that it causes damage to nearby crops.

February 20, 2019

 

Is Fear Driving Sales Of Monsanto’s Dicamba-Proof Soybeans?

Some farmers say they're buying a popular new soybean seed partly because they're afraid of crop damage from herbicide drift. A new lawsuit claims the seed maker is violating antitrust laws.

February 4, 2019

 

Nepalese Rice Farmers Boost Yields By Sowing Fewer Plants

As the climate gets drier, researchers are looking again at an alternative method to grow rice — a crop that feeds millions of people — that uses less water. But support for the technique is mixed.

January 11, 2019

 

Farmers, Benefit Recipients Face Uncertainty During Government Shutdown

As the government shutdown stretches into its third week, it continues to affect everything from National Park trash to long lines at the airport.

December 19, 2018

 

The Bitter Boom-And-Bust Tale Of Colorado’s Bet On Local Beer Hops

Even with the backing of state-based beer giant Coors, small farmers just couldn't compete with the Pacific Northwest. And with more people choosing wine and spirits, some craft brewers are closing.

October 5, 2018

 

Puerto Rico’s Farmers Rebound From Hurricane Maria, But Federal Funding Still Lacking

We check in with Puerto Rican Farmers one year after Hurricane Maria, with Harvest Public Media’s Grant Gerlock.

September 26, 2018

 

Amid Palm Oil Boycott, India Wants To Produce More Of It

India is the world's biggest consumer of palm oil, a crop which threatens the country's water supply and is linked to deforestation. But the government faces little opposition to expand plantations.

September 10, 2018

 

Do Sustainable Certifications For Coffee Really Help Growers?

A global development research organization's study suggests that there's little data showing whether growers benefit from sustainably certifying their coffee because they are difficult to monitor.

August 31, 2018

 

For The Love Of Farming

Two women connect across generations, around their love of farming, and their commitment to helping farmers.

August 13, 2018

 

Former Tyson CEO Brings Chicken Farming To Rwanda – Can It Last?

The Smith family foundation aims to build a chicken business in Africa, but the extensive project is costly and difficult, and Rwanda cannot yet support a modern poultry industry without aid money.

July 18, 2018

 

Trade War May Lead To Government Cheese Program To Help Farmers

Depression-Era Federal Program May Come To Farmers’ Rescue As Trade War Continues

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