Choice Cuts: The future of meat

October 9th, 2015

By Harvest Public Media

It takes a massive amount of resources to produce our beef, chicken and pork. That’s why some savvy entrepreneurs are ready to offer up alternatives with lighter environmental footprints. In the final story of Harvest Public Media’s series “Choice Cuts: Meat in America

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Farmers forced to adapt as dietary recommendations change

October 8th, 2015

By Harvest Public Media

The average American eats hundreds of pounds of meat every year. But after years of putting more and more meat on our plates, it seems we’re starting to see a slow-down. For Harvest Public Media’s series Choice Cuts, Meat In America. Kristofor Husted reports on how changing dietary recommendations are trickling down to the farm.

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With lifesaving antibiotics at risk, livestock producers look for options

October 7th, 2015

By Harvest Public Media

The antibiotics we depend on to defeat infections are in crisis. And the meat industry is partially responsible. New rules meant to target that part of the problem are coming, but as farmers adjust to the changes, some critics fear they don’t go far enough. As part of Harvest Public Media’s series Choice Cuts: Meat in America

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Choice Cuts: Massive corn crops necessary to satisfy our appetite for meat

October 6th, 2015

By Harvest Public Media

The world’s appetite for meat helps shape the Corn Belt. Farmers planted close to 90 million acres of corn this season. A lot of that gigantic crop will go to fatten up the livestock that becomes hamburgers, chicken fillets, and pork chops.

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China Slowdown Could Squeeze Midwest Farmers

October 5th, 2015

By Harvest Public Media

The economic slowdown in China has spread financial pain around the world, especially among people who sell products there. That includes Midwestern soybean farmers, who typically export about a quarter of their crop to China. For Harvest Public Media, Frank Morris reports.

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What’s organic? In the marijuana industry, that’s a hard question

September 25th, 2015

By Harvest Public Media

Earlier this year officials in Colorado cited a handful of commercial marijuana growers for misusing pesticides in indoor grow houses. Some of those businesses were also advertising their products as “chemical-free” and “organic.”

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