Harvest Public Media

Harvest Public Media is a reporting collaboration focused on issues of food, fuel and field. Based at KCUR in Kansas City, Harvest covers these agriculture-related topics through an expanding network of reporters and partner stations throughout the Midwest.

Most Harvest Public Media stories begin with radio- regular reports are aired on member stations in the Midwest. But Harvest also explores issues through online analyses, television documentaries and features, podcasts, photography, video, blogs and social networking.  They are committed to the highest journalistic standards. Click here to read their ethics standards.

Harvest Public Media was launched in 2010 with the support of a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.  Today, the collaboration is supported by CPB, the partner stations, and contributions from underwriters and individuals.

Tri States Public Radio is an associate partner of Harvest Public Media.  You can play an important role in helping Harvest Public Media and Tri States Public Radio improve our coverage of food, field and fuel issues by joining the Harvest Network.  Learn more here and sign up here.

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My Farm Roots
3:16 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Always a Farmer

Becky Doyle sits on the patio outside the hog and grain farm she and her husband run in central Illinois.
Credit Bill Wheelhouse/Harvest Public Media

In 1986, Becky Doyle was helping her husband run the family’s hog farming operation. She also had a side business of marketing gift baskets made from Illinois products.

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Ag Secretary in Iowa
7:49 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Vilsack Continues Push for Farm Bill

Tom Vilsack
Credit Politico.com

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack is urging Congress to send a farm bill to President Obama’s desk.

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My Farm Roots
1:09 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Looking Back Fondly

Paul Horel, 66, left the family farm as soon as he could. Now, though, he appreciates lessons learned as a farm kid.
Credit Justine Greve for Harvest Public Media

More than once while I was listening to Paul Horel's stories about farm life in Iowa, I felt like I was at a family reunion.

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PEDV Hits the Midwest
11:01 am
Wed July 10, 2013

New Virus Infects Hogs in the Tri States

Credit Phil Roeder/Flickr

Hog farmers across the Midwest are battling a new virus this summer.

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My Farm Roots
2:48 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Hardwired for Hard Work

Amy Konishi has lived in Fort Collins, Colo., her entire life. In the 1980s, a local newspaper profiled Amy and her husband’s long connection to the area.
Credit Luke Runyon/Harvest Public Media

Amy Konishi says when her obituary is written it’ll read, “All she knew was work.”

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