Agriculture http://tspr.org en My Farm Roots: Farm Life Anything but Quiet http://tspr.org/post/my-farm-roots-farm-life-anything-quiet <p>Jack and Diane Aaron lived in Strawberry Hill in Kansas City, Kan., for decades. They loved their neighborhood and it was close to family. But when a friend passed away and left them land on a farm, they decided to take a chance on country living.</p><p>While farm life is different, they found it’s anything but quiet.</p><p></p><p>“Out here we’ve got, just different sounds. We have birds that will wake us up. A cat that likes to wake me up at six because he wants to eat,” Diane Aaron said. “It’s peaceful, but it doesn’t make you crazy,”</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 02:10:53 +0000 Suzanne Hogan 56961 at http://tspr.org My Farm Roots: Farm Life Anything but Quiet Seeking Hunger Solutions from the Heartland http://tspr.org/post/seeking-hunger-solutions-heartland <p>Global hunger has no easy answer. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 17:56:02 +0000 Amy Mayer 55492 at http://tspr.org Seeking Hunger Solutions from the Heartland Agritourism a Growing Opportunity http://tspr.org/post/agritourism-growing-opportunity <p>Farms aren’t just for food any more. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 15:39:19 +0000 Luke Runyon 55069 at http://tspr.org Agritourism a Growing Opportunity One Western Ill. School Cuts Ag Program, Another Hopes To Bring It Back http://tspr.org/post/one-western-ill-school-cuts-ag-program-another-hopes-bring-it-back Pike County calls itself the "pork capital of the world." However, in an area so tied to farming, it might be a bit surprising that a local school district has cut its agriculture education program.&#160; I graduated from high school there five years ago, and went back to report on how districts are struggling to pay for activities not tied to the core curriculum.<a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wuis/audio/2014/05/2014-05-27AgInIllinois1FINAL.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Barry is a small western Illinois town about ten miles from the Mississippi River along Interstate 72.&#160; I grew up ther Fri, 30 May 2014 12:12:20 +0000 Lee Strubinger 54078 at http://tspr.org One Western Ill. School Cuts Ag Program, Another Hopes To Bring It Back Farmers Hope for River System Improvements http://tspr.org/post/farmers-hope-river-system-improvements <p>Farmers and ag groups in the Midwest say the U.S. river system needs an upgrade, and they’re hopeful it will come with proposed improvements in legislation recently passed by Congress. Fri, 30 May 2014 01:42:44 +0000 Rich Egger 54065 at http://tspr.org Farmers Hope for River System Improvements