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Most Soybeans GMO Too
9:19 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Acres of GMO Corn Nearly Doubled in a Decade

The USDA reports that 93 percent of the corn planted in the United States contains a genetically modified trait.
Credit Amy Mayer/Harvest Public Media

More than 90 percent of U.S. field corn is genetically modified, according to data recently released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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Jack and Diane Aaron
9:10 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

My Farm Roots: Farm Life Anything but Quiet

Jack and Diane Aaron spent years in Kansas City, Kan., but have embraced their new rural life in Raymore, Mo.
Credit Suzanne Hogan for Harvest Public Media

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.

While farm life is different, they found it’s anything but quiet.

“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,”

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Disclosure laws protect lobbyist
10:55 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Out of Public Eye, A Bitter Farm Bill Fight

K Street in Washington D.C. has long been known as the home to powerful lobbyists. Hundreds of companies and groups lobbied to influence the 2014 Farm Bill.
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With trillions dollars of government spending up for grabs, lobbyists from all ends of the spectrum, representing environmental interests, biotech companies, food companies, farmers,  flocked to Capitol Hill to find their piece of the Farm Bill pie.

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600 Companies Backed the Bill
12:29 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

Lobbyists of All Kinds Flock to Farm Bill

Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., (in green), watches as President Barack Obama signs the Farm Bill at Michigan State University on Feb. 7, 2014.
Credit (Courtesy David Kosling/USDA)

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.

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Elisha Pullen
3:19 am
Tue July 15, 2014

My Farm Roots: Touch the Ground

Though he grew up without designs on farm life, Elisha Pullen has embraced rural living on his farm near Bell City, Mo.
Credit Jacob McCleland for Harvest Public Media

As a young man, Elisha Pullen never imagined he would spend his days on the farm.

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