Modernizing Poultry Inspection Is No Easy Matter

February 4th, 2013

By Harvest Public Media

Lincoln, NE — The U.S. Department of Agriculture wants to modernize inspections at poultry processing plants, but critics disagree the proposals will improve things.

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Farm Bill Extension Not Sitting Well With Many Organic Farmers

January 28th, 2013

By Harvest Public Media

Jamestown, MO — Organic farmers felt left out in the cold when Congress enacted new farm bill legislation on January 1.

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U.S. Aquaculture Farms Struggle To Stay Afloat

January 21st, 2013

By Harvest Public Media

Osage Beach, MO — As drought continues across the US, one fishery in Missouri struggles to cope with increased energy and feed costs.

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Slow Progress On Animal Disease Lab In Kansas

January 16th, 2013

By Harvest Public Media

Manhattan, KS — A biosecurity lab in Manhattan Kansas continues to run into opposition nearly a year after ground was first broken.

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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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