Harvest Public Media http://tspr.org en Acres of GMO Corn Nearly Doubled in a Decade http://tspr.org/post/acres-gmo-corn-nearly-doubled-decade <p>More than 90 percent of U.S. field corn is genetically modified, according to <a href="http://www.ers.usda.gov/data-products/adoption-of-genetically-engineered-crops-in-the-us.aspx#.U8a_x_ldWUb">data</a>&nbsp;recently released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 02:19:49 +0000 Amy Mayer 56962 at http://tspr.org Acres of GMO Corn Nearly Doubled in a Decade 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 Out of Public Eye, A Bitter Farm Bill Fight http://tspr.org/post/out-public-eye-bitter-farm-bill-fight <p>With trillions dollars of government spending up for grabs, lobbyists from all ends of the spectrum, representing environmental interests, biotech companies, food companies, farmers,&nbsp; flocked to Capitol Hill to find their piece of the Farm Bill pie. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:55:22 +0000 Jeremy Bernfeld 56802 at http://tspr.org Out of Public Eye, A Bitter Farm Bill Fight Lobbyists of All Kinds Flock to Farm Bill http://tspr.org/post/lobbyists-all-kinds-flock-farm-bill <p>The Farm Bill touches everything from crops to consumers. And the massive piece of legislation spends nearly a trillion dollars over the next ten years.</p><p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:29:32 +0000 Peggy Lowe 56674 at http://tspr.org Lobbyists of All Kinds Flock to Farm Bill My Farm Roots: Touch the Ground http://tspr.org/post/my-farm-roots-touch-ground <p>As a young man, Elisha Pullen never imagined he would spend his days on the farm. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 08:19:00 +0000 Jacob McCleland 56487 at http://tspr.org My Farm Roots: Touch the Ground