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November 13, 2018

 

Handing Off: The Reality Of Land Transfer Between Older, Younger Farmers

As life expectancy increases, farmers are staying in the business, but there’s still a need to plan for what happens when they die.

March 23, 2018

 

Matchmaking–Farmers To Farmland

On this week’s show we take a look at farmland transitions. As the farming population ages, who will take reins? We’ve got farmers hanging up their hats, with no one to take over the family farm, and we’ve got young people, anxious to get started farming, with no land to call their own. We sit […]

August 24, 2017

 

Can Walmart Stem The Heat-Trapping Flood Of Nitrogen On Farms?

Walmart has promised big cuts in emissions of greenhouse gases. To meet that goal, the giant retailer may have to persuade farmers to use less fertilizer.

March 1, 2017

 

Trump Orders Review Of Clean Water Rule Opposed By Farm Groups

Trump on his own can’t repeal the rule. The executive order directs the new EPA administrator to revise it, which could take years.

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.

October 17, 2016

 

Researching New Ways Farmers Can Fight Gulf’s ‘Dead Zone’

Upstream farmers can’t just stop using fertilizer all together. Researchers are looking at plant-based strategies to help mitigate the dead zone.

August 22, 2016

 

Old Barns Are Turning Into Hot Decorating Product

While the dilapidated barn might be a nuisance for farmers, reclaimed barn wood is a hot decorating trend from Manhattan to Manhattan Beach

July 18, 2016

 

Perennial Grasses On Cropland Could Reduce Gulf’s Dead Zone

A new study supports planting perennial grasses on current cropland as a way to reduce nutrient loss from farm fields.

March 30, 2016

 

When Rivers Can’t Be Controlled, Farmers Are Left In Limbo

Rivers are unpredictable and they can’t always be contained. That can leave farmers and residents of the floodplain in the midst of a confusing situation.

January 7, 2016

 

Farmers Lease Water In New Nebraska Program

Nebraska irrigates more farmland than any state and a lot of that water is pumped from underground. A new program may help both farmers and endangered species.

December 10, 2015

 

Food For Hanukkah, Gardener Weather Woes, Taxes On Farmland

When the garden doesn't grow, Phil Christenson isn't able to donate. Foods in the Jewish tradition. And, farmers' pocketbooks are strained by property taxes.

December 7, 2015

 

Boom Leaves Farmers Stuck With High Property Taxes

Some states base property tax rates on income potential. Others go by rental rates or recent land sales. However they’re calculated, the results are similar.

July 10, 2015

 

Eggplant Taco, Bee Hotel, Two Friends And Their Local Burger

We look at the business relationships behind a local burger. No meat on our eggplant and cabbage tacos. And, is wet weather new normal for Midwestern summers?

February 4, 2015

 

Protecting Farmland, Water Supply With Cover Crops

Cover crops, like crimson clover and hairy vetch, grow during the winter when everything else freezes.

November 18, 2014

 

Promised Farm Bill Savings Look Elusive Today

In bad years, higher premiums and higher payouts cost taxpayers more. When prices are lower and premiums are lower, the public is not out as much.

February 26, 2014

Losing Ground 

USDA Highly Underestimating Farmland Erosion

New research indicates that soil is eroding from farms much faster than previously thought.

February 24, 2014

Farms By The Numbers 

USDA Census: Indiana Farms And Farm Acreage Declining

According to a USDA Census released last week, Indiana farms and farmland is decreasing.

February 3, 2014

Dollars And Cents 

Falling Corn Prices Impacting Farm Rent Agreements

The price of corn expected to free fall this year, which has many farmers considering the cost of renting and planting this season.

December 6, 2013

If You Grow It... 

Indiana Organic Farm Acreage Increased, Behind Other States

Indiana's organic crop acreage increased 2 percent this year, but Ohio, Illinois and Kentucky surpassed that by much more.

August 5, 2013

 

Prairie Plants Help Restore Farmland Soil

Farmers feel the pressure of feeding a growing global population and protecting the soil necessary to do that—all while operating a viable business.

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