Can Small Farms Do Business With The World’s Largest Retailer?

January 14th, 2013

By Harvest Public Media

Columbia, MO — The world’s largest retailer is muscling in on one of the fastest growing segments of American agriculture, but small family farms aren’t necessarily seeing the benefits.

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Safety Scrutiny Turns To Grain

January 7th, 2013

By Harvest Public Media

Newell, IA — As new rules from the Food and Drug Administration are unveiled, grain handlers question the cost.

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Cellulosic Ethanol Is Coming, Future Uncertain

December 31st, 2012

By Harvest Public Media

Nevada, Iowa — About a decade ago, concerns about energy independence, greenhouse gas emissions, and the need to boost rural economies led Congress to launch policies in support of biofuels.

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Feedlots grapple with never-ending waste

December 19th, 2012

By Harvest Public Media

Marquette, Kansas — Had a hamburger lately? Thousands of cattle housed at feedlots produce tons and tons of waste that if not properly disposed of, could lead to an environmental disaster.

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Low Mississippi River levels could leave farmers in fertilizer crunch

December 17th, 2012

By Harvest Public Media

Cape Girardeau, MO – Southbound barges on the Mississippi River carry grain destined for world markets. But this year’s drought is adding uncertainty to those shipping patterns, as river levels reach record lows.

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Drought edging in on holiday tradition

November 26th, 2012

By Harvest Public Media

Cedar Falls, IA – Like Black Friday shopping, many families make it a holiday tradition to visit a local tree farm to harvest their own Christmas tree. This year the pines may be plentiful, but the severe drought settled in over the Midwest may spell a future shortage.

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