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June 7, 2019

 

By The Numbers: Glyphosate Use In The Midwest For Corn, Soybeans

When the pharmaceutical company Bayer bought Monsanto last year, it inherited the weed killer Roundup. It also inherited thousands of lawsuits claiming the chemical’s active ingredient — glyphosate- can be linked to a form of cancer.

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.

September 14, 2018

 

Kira Santiago Talks Flowers And Farm Legacies With Dave Bishop

Aging farmers have important decisions to make about their land and the future of farming.

June 20, 2018

 

If It Ain’t Got That Zing: A Weekend At The International Horseradish Festival

Harvest Public Media checks out a zesty festival in Collinsville, Illinois.

June 12, 2018

 

This Midwestern Man Is Saving The Forgotten Grapes That Saved Europe’s Wines

With the help of a rented plane, Jerry Eisterhold found the perfect place to start a vineyard with grapes native to the Midwest, grapes that no one had cultivated for more than 150 years. A soil scientist by training, he liked the dirt on the Missouri River bluffs north of Kansas City, Missouri. “The Missouri […]

August 11, 2016

 

Chicago Tribune: Illinois Pork Production Regulation Flawed

The Tribune found the regulatory system designed to protect rural communities actually exploits state laws to build more facilities that mass-produce pork.

October 14, 2014

 

At Harvest, Corn Huskers Still Pick By Hand

When asked if Dick Humes thought picking corn by hand was in his blood, he laughed and said, of course. “It’s an art. A dying art."

June 19, 2014

 

Farmers Hope For River System Improvements

The federal government would cover half the cost of river construction while the rest of the money would come from a tax on the diesel fuel used by barges.

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.

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