Harvest Public Media http://kcur.org en USDA Announces 'Concerted Effort' To Help Small Farms http://kcur.org/post/usda-announces-concerted-effort-help-small-farms <p>The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Monday that it is launching what it calls “a concerted effort” to help small and mid-sized farms.</p><p>The announcement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack comes after a recent census pointed to a reduction in the number of smaller farming operations.</p><p>Speaking with reporters from the National Farmers Union Convention in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Vilsack says his department is working to assist these farmers in finding markets for their products.</p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 12:52:29 +0000 Harvest Public Media 52444 at http://kcur.org Monsanto And Whole Foods Clash Over GM Foods http://kcur.org/post/monsanto-and-whole-foods-clash-over-gm-foods <p>The recent announcement by grocery chain Whole Foods that it will require labeling of products containing genetically modified ingredients was greeted with excitement by many consumer groups. Biotech giant Monsanto, a leader in GM technology, sees it another way.</p><p>Whole Foods hopes to have labels on the GMO products on its shelves in five years. That move has certainly caught the attention of the food industry.</p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 14:32:29 +0000 Harvest Public Media & Bill Wheelhouse 33634 at http://kcur.org Monsanto And Whole Foods Clash Over GM Foods New Reporting Series Covers 'America's Big Beef' http://kcur.org/post/new-reporting-series-covers-americas-big-beef <p>On Monday, <strong><a href="http://harvestpublicmedia.org/">Harvest Public Media</a></strong> launches a five-part series called "America’s Big Beef: An Industry in Transition." It's a deep dive into the big business of cattle. Fri, 07 Dec 2012 20:35:21 +0000 Harvest Public Media 28702 at http://kcur.org New Reporting Series Covers 'America's Big Beef' Digest This: Food Controversies http://kcur.org/post/digest-food-controversies <p><strong>Join Harvest Public Media for a <a href="http://harvestpublicmedia.org/content/digest-this-farm-and-food-controversies" target="_blank">live talk show and discussion</a> on food production Friday at 4 p.m. CST.</strong></p> Fri, 16 Mar 2012 16:52:41 +0000 Harvest Public Media 14340 at http://kcur.org Digest This: Food Controversies Republicans On The Farm http://kcur.org/post/republicans-farm <p style="font-size: 1.2em; line-height: 1.7em; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.1em; margin-left: 0px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: -webkit-auto; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); ">Whoever wins, the 2012 presidential election is sure to change the country, and the Tue, 03 Jan 2012 15:10:21 +0000 Harvest Public Media 10085 at http://kcur.org Republicans On The Farm Who's Wearing Those Overalls? http://kcur.org/post/whos-wearing-those-overalls <p>Kansas City, MO – (Harvest Public Media)Part 2 of a 3 part series: Her Land, Her Farm</p> Mon, 28 Feb 2011 21:04:27 +0000 Harvest Public Media 7620 at http://kcur.org Who's Wearing Those Overalls? Redefining the Farm Woman http://kcur.org/post/redefining-farm-woman <p>Kansas City, MO – (Harvest Public Media) Part 1 of a 3 part series called "Her Land, Her Farm"</p> Mon, 28 Feb 2011 19:24:05 +0000 Harvest Public Media 7619 at http://kcur.org Redefining the Farm Woman Investing in Ag 2.0 http://kcur.org/post/investing-ag-20 <p>Kansas City, MO – You've probably heard of Web 2.0, but what about Ag 2.0? It's shorthand for the infusion of technology into every facet of the agriculture industry. Now a fresh crop of entrepreneurs is busy developing technologies that could change the face of farming.</p> Tue, 22 Feb 2011 17:04:04 +0000 Harvest Public Media 7598 at http://kcur.org Investing in Ag 2.0 Grape expectations: Introducing Marquette wine in Iowa http://kcur.org/post/grape-expectations-introducing-marquette-wine-iowa-0 <p>Des Moines, IA – Now aging in wine cellars across Iowa, the Marquette grape is a descendant of the popular pinot noir and can survive 35 degrees below zero. It was developed at the University of Minnesota, released in 2006, and planted in wineries from New York to California. Cold-weather states, in particular, have embraced the designer grape with great expectations</p> Tue, 08 Feb 2011 15:32:00 +0000 Harvest Public Media 7546 at http://kcur.org Winter Markets are Heating Up http://kcur.org/post/winter-markets-are-heating <p>Kansas City, MO –<br /> Bad Seed, which is open every Friday from May through February, is one of a handful of Kansas City winter markets and part of a nationwide trend. The number of winter farmers markets has increased 17 percent in the last two years, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. As more small farmers find ways to grow produce in the winter, they're finding a home at winter markets.</p> Fri, 04 Feb 2011 21:23:47 +0000 Harvest Public Media 7531 at http://kcur.org Winter Markets are Heating Up Obama signs Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act; More Local Produce Available to Schools http://kcur.org/post/obama-signs-healthy-hunger-free-kids-act-more-local-produce-available-schools <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d6c8bc642d7-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d6c8bc642d7-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d6c8bc642d7-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-940126.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Columbia, Missouri – President Obama signed into law yesterday a measure that will set new, expansive nutrition guidelines in the country's public schools. As Harvest Public Media's Jessica Naudziunas reports, the new law will get produce from local farms.</p> Tue, 14 Dec 2010 16:39:18 +0000 Harvest Public Media 7364 at http://kcur.org Black Farmers' Experience Captured by Photojournalist http://kcur.org/post/black-farmers-experience-captured-photojournalist <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d6d7d2b9aaa-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d6d7d2b9aaa-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d6d7d2b9aaa-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-938619.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, MO – Photojournalist John Ficara spent four years documenting the lives of black farmers as they dealt with discrimination and hardship.</p> Mon, 06 Dec 2010 19:39:19 +0000 Harvest Public Media 7339 at http://kcur.org Edamame, Ed-a-mommy, Eda who? http://kcur.org/post/edamame-ed-mommy-eda-who <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d6d98bd059f-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d6d98bd059f-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d6d98bd059f-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-928554.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Iowa – (Harvest Public Media) As the soybean harvest winds down in Iowa, there's growing interest in ramping up production of a different kind of soybean, one that is aimed solely at human consumption. It's called edamame.</p> Mon, 11 Oct 2010 20:46:27 +0000 Harvest Public Media 7154 at http://kcur.org Edamame, Ed-a-mommy, Eda who? Fed Funds Target Rural Rebirth http://kcur.org/post/fed-funds-target-rural-rebirth <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d6d98bcaa81-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d6d98bcaa81-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d6d98bcaa81-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-926055.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City – The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Sept. 23 that it is sinking $118 million, mainly from the Stimulus fund, into rural communities. A small school district in southwest Missouri, for instance, will get over a million dollars in loans and grants to set up a system to heat buildings with farm waste. A tractor factory in sparsely populated north-central Kansas will get a low interest loan for a new building.</p> Thu, 23 Sep 2010 20:53:52 +0000 Frank Morris & Harvest Public Media 7097 at http://kcur.org Black Farmers Again Seek Settlements From Decade-Old Discrimination Lawsuit http://kcur.org/post/black-farmers-again-seek-settlements-decade-old-discrimination-lawsuit <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d6be35d45ad-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d6be35d45ad-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d6be35d45ad-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-924693.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Columbia, Mo – <b>(Harvest Public Media)</b> Congress is back in session, and black farmers are again seeking priority on the Senate's action list. They are due compensation from a decade-old lawsuit that found the USDA treated minorities unfairly in the 1980s. We travel to Hayti, Missouri to visit with the remaining members of a rather discouraged black farming community.</p> Mon, 20 Sep 2010 14:14:53 +0000 Harvest Public Media 7071 at http://kcur.org Black Farmers Again Seek Settlements From Decade-Old Discrimination Lawsuit