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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Impact on Local Economies
3:12 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

Crop Insurance Paying Dividends

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Farmers in the Midwest were devastated by a crippling drought in 2012, and the federal crop insurance program paid out a record $17.3 billion.

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Farm Progress Show
6:15 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Ag Show Visitors Worried About Dry Weather

Visitors stroll through exhibits at the Farm Progress Show.
Credit Bill Wheelhouse/Harvest Public Media

Hot weather is no surprise during the Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois.

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My Farm Roots
11:36 am
Wed August 28, 2013

Community Counts

Matt Pauly, far left, and his family near Lake of the Ozarks
Credit Courtesy Matt Pauly

This is the thirteenth installment of the 2013 edition of My Farm Roots, Harvest Public Media’s series chronicling Americans’ connection to the land.

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My Farm Roots
3:22 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

Born to Farm

Despite suffering from Guillan-Barre syndrome, Steve Quandt still farms outside Grand Island, Neb.
Credit Grant Gerlock/Harvest Public Media

This is the twelfth installment of the 2013 edition of My Farm Roots, Harvest Public Media’s series chronicling Americans’ connection to the land.

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My Farm Roots
2:41 am
Wed August 14, 2013

Winning Respect

Danelle Myer grew up on a conventional farm, but now runs a small, local vegetable farm outside Logan, Iowa.
Credit Amy Mayer/Harvest Public Media

This is the eleventh installment of the 2013 edition of My Farm Roots, Harvest Public Media’s series chronicling Americans’ connection to the land.

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My Farm Roots
5:47 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Tough Guys in the Saddle

Nate Pike has worked the land outside Dodge City, Kan., for most of his 80 years.
Credit Frank Morris/Harvest Public Media

This is the tenth installment of the 2013 edition of My Farm Roots, Harvest Public Media’s series chronicling Americans’ connection to the land.

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My Farm Roots
2:33 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

Providing From the Land

As a child Robert Harris Jr. worked picking cotton. Now, he’s back out in the fields, this time growing produce for the needy.
Credit Jacob McCleland for Harvest Public Media

As a child, Robert Harris Jr. worked the cotton fields of southeastern Missouri’s bootheel. Like many sharecroppers’ children, he fled that life.

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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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