Harvest Public Media

Multi-Part Series
11:18 am
Fri May 2, 2014

The Local Food Challenge

Students at Waukon High School in Iowa grow carrots, tomatoes, lettuce and other vegetables for school lunches in an on-campus greenhouse.
Credit Amy Mayer/Harvest Public Media

Harvest Public Media’s three-part series takes a look at the growing national popularity of local foods.

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Research from the Midwest
6:10 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

Study: Cellulosic Ethanol Production Might Harm Climate

Bales of corn stover, which can be used to create cellulosic ethanol, sit in a field.
Credit eXtension Farm Energy/Flickr

Biofuels made in the Midwest from corn stover -- the leftovers of harvested corn plants -- might be worse for global warming than gasoline in the short term.

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Suicide More Prevalent in Rural Areas
1:15 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

U.S. Farmers and Suicide

A 2002 study in the American Journal of Public Health found that men living in rural counties were much more likely to kill themselves than urban men.
Credit Stephen D/Flickr

An alarming number of farmers in the U.S. take their own lives, according to the magazine Newsweek.

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Virus Killing Piglets
9:51 am
Tue April 22, 2014

USDA Makes PED Reportable Disease

The PED virus has hit hog farms all over the country and cut pork supplies.
Credit File: Peter Gray/Harvest Public Media

Hog farmers are now required to report outbreaks of certain viral diseases that have spread across the country during the past year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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Invasive Species
12:02 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Chinese Market Could Help Rid Midwest Rivers of Asian Carp

Recently processed Asian carp hang in racks at the Two Rivers Fisheries processing plant in Wickliffe, Ky. The fishing industry hopes demand from China can both create a market for, and help rid U.S. rivers of, the invasive species.
Credit Jacob McCleland for Harvest Public Media

Water experts worried about Asian carp may have new hope.

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