Up To Date
2:18 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

Update From Cass Co. Dairy Farmer Eric Neill

Frank Morris KCUR-FM

When we last spoke with dairy farmer Eric Neill, he was in the middle of trying to get his dairy cows through this summer's drought.

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Harvest Public Media
12:46 pm
Fri August 3, 2012

When Midwest Farming And Tourism Intersect, Cautious Optimism Prevails

Customer Connie Farmer, left, waits for her berries as Renee Seba rings up her purchase at Mule Barn Berries. Farmer and her husband questioned Seba about the lack of a highway sign for the berry patch.
Camille Phillips Harvest Public Media

Are Midwestern farmers overlooking an opportunity ripe for the picking?

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Up to Date
11:05 pm
Sun July 22, 2012

Heat, Drought & You

The drought has resulted in withered cornstalks and cracked land near Lamar, Colo.
Frank Morris KCUR

Your neighbors' lawn is green. And yours? A pale shade of brown, with grass that crunches underfoot.

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KC Currents
11:38 am
Mon July 9, 2012

'My Farm Roots' Collects Stories From The Land

Nan Gardiner told her story to My Farm Roots.
Peggy Lowe Harvest Public Media

Many people in the Kansas City area have close ties to agriculture, whether they currently work on a farm, or grew up on one and left. Or maybe their ancestors settled in the region to work the land. 

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Central Standard
7:38 am
Thu May 24, 2012

What Will The Farmer Of The Future Look Like?

Dan Heryer, Brooke Salvaggio and son Percy of Badseed Farmers Market and Urbavore Farms
Badseed Facebook

For this Thursday's Central Standard, we've teamed up with Iowa Public Radio's Talk of Iowa and Harvest Public Media to produce a talk show on the challenges facing young farmers today.

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Tracking NBAF
9:41 am
Thu May 10, 2012

Possible Funding Boost For Kan. Agro-Defense Facility

The troubled National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility in Manhattan, Kan., got a financial shot in the arm yesterday.

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Central Standard
9:29 am
Wed March 28, 2012

Farm & Food Controversies With Harvest Public Media

Still image from a recent Chipotle commercial.

On this Wednesday's Central Standard, a look at the role of semantics when we discuss industrial agriculture. What does it mean when we say pink slime vs. lean beef trimming? Biotech vs. GMO?

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Harvest Public Media
2:59 pm
Mon February 27, 2012

Food Industry Courts Meat-Eating Vegetarians

"Vegetarian chicken" made by Savage River Farms, front, certainly looks like regular cooked chicken, back.
Jeremy Bernfeld Harvest Public Media

Some vegetarian food is getting a makeover. It's being made to look, feel and taste more like meat.

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Up To Date
11:00 pm
Sun February 12, 2012

The Ingredients In The Food We Eat

Christi Nielsen

NOTE: Audio is unavailable from today's show. We apologize for the technical difficulties.

Consumers are getting smarter about the food they eat.  We know to check labels for the levels of sodium and saturated fat, and that "high fructose corn syrup" is still sugar.   Most of us hit a wall though when it comes to ingredients such as malodextrin, flavonoids and silicon dioxide.  What are these ingredients found in the  foods we eat and drink

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10:54 am
Fri September 9, 2011

Agroterrorism A Subject Of Study And Concern In Post-9/11 World

Dr. Peter Chalk.
Rand Corporation

Before 9/11,"agroterrorism" was not a familiar term to many.

But in the post-9/11 era, the possibility of a deliberate attack on our food supply is something government, law enforcement and private industry have been studying carefully.

Dr. Peter Chalk of the Rand Corporation, a political scientist and expert on international terrorism, has written extensively on the issue of agroterrorism.

He says there's never been an intentional attack on our plant or livestock production, but we ignore the possibilities at our own risk.

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