Hog farmers differ on packer-owned pigs

March 25th, 2014

By Grant Gerlock

Omaha, NE — More than half of Nebraska’s hog farms have disappeared since the late 1990s and most of those that are left are much bigger. Many are concerned large meatpacking companies will claim a larger stake in hog farming, but some producers say that’s not all bad.

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Farmers worry about sharing big data

February 14th, 2014

By Grant Gerlock

Omaha, NE — When it comes to keeping data secure, farmers are worried about some of the same issues as the rest of us. Precision data from the farm could help drive new levels of productivity, but farmers have to decide just how much they want to share.

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The Seeds Of Genetic Modification

February 18th, 2013

By Harvest Public Media

Ames, IA — The vast majority of corn and soybeans in the US grow from seeds that have been genetically modified. How did it even become possible?

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Technology Chips Away At Influence Of Prominent Ag Towns

February 11th, 2013

By Harvest Public Media

Kansas City, MO — Since 1856, wheat has been traded on the floor of the Kansas City Board of Trade. In the old days, there would be a swarm of traders around the pits.

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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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