Peter Gray http://kbia.org en Vertical farming: towering vision, uncertain future http://kbia.org/post/vertical-farming-towering-vision-uncertain-future <p></p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 22:30:00 +0000 Peter Gray 51105 at http://kbia.org Vertical farming: towering vision, uncertain future Drones: Coming soon to a farm near you? http://kbia.org/post/drones-coming-soon-farm-near-you <p style="margin-bottom: 12px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">Unmanned aerial vehicles aren’t just for spies or for the battlefield. Farmers all over the country think drones can give them a leg up, too.</span></p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 22:29:29 +0000 Peter Gray 49971 at http://kbia.org Drones: Coming soon to a farm near you? Spike in propane price worries Midwest farmers http://kbia.org/post/spike-propane-price-worries-midwest-farmers <p style="margin-bottom: 12px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 23:30:00 +0000 Peter Gray 48061 at http://kbia.org Spike in propane price worries Midwest farmers Sellers squeezed by high price of popcorn http://kbia.org/post/sellers-squeezed-high-price-popcorn <p>U.S. popcorn sellers took a big hit from the 2012 drought, which caused one of the worst popcorn harvests in recent memory. Crops not irrigated were decimated and low supplies continue to force local candy shops and giant movie theater chains alike to pay high prices for the golden grain, biting into their profit margin.</p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Peter Gray 45427 at http://kbia.org Sellers squeezed by high price of popcorn Rural areas worry about food stamp cuts http://kbia.org/post/rural-areas-worry-about-food-stamp-cuts <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p></p><p></p><p>The <a href="http://harvestpublicmedia.org/content/farmers-limbo-again-farm-bill-expires">next farm bill is all but certain</a> to contain cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), more commonly known as food stamps. Mon, 02 Dec 2013 21:11:31 +0000 Peter Gray 44641 at http://kbia.org Rural areas worry about food stamp cuts Midwest farmers put the pumpkin in your Thanksgiving pie http://kbia.org/post/midwest-farmers-put-pumpkin-your-thanksgiving-pie <p>This Thanksgiving, hungry families all over the country will finish off their holiday meal with a little slice of the Midwest. That’s because the vast majority of all pumpkin that comes from a can and winds up in a pie got its start on a vine in Illinois.</p><p>Pumpkin patches are popular destinations for families seeking fall fun, and you’ll find roadside farm stands all over the country. But this is big business in Illinois, where farmers feed canning factories hungry for special kind of pumpkin that looks nothing like those you see on Halloween.</p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Peter Gray 44179 at http://kbia.org Midwest farmers put the pumpkin in your Thanksgiving pie