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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New Year, Same Old Drought

January 4th, 2013

By Grant Gerlock

Lincoln, NE — 2012 was a bad drought year for Nebraska, but 2013 could be even worse according to Michael Hayes, director of the National Drought Mitigation Center.

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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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Pipeline siting law challenged; landowners divided

September 25th, 2012

By Fred Knapp

Lincoln, NE- Nebraska environmental officials are evaluating the latest route proposed for the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

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