Harvest Public Media http://kbia.org en Farm country tires of waiting for EPA ethanol ruling http://kbia.org/post/farm-country-tires-waiting-epa-ethanol-ruling <div id="lead"><p></p><p>The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in November proposed a reduction in the amount of ethanol made from corn in the nation’s gas supply, much to the dismay of Corn Belt farmers. The agency has twice postponed its ruling, and the delay is vexing many Midwest farmers and politicians.</p></div><p>The EPA wants to reduce the amount of corn-based ethanol in the nation’s fuel supply—though the exact amount of this reduction hasn’t been decided.</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:03:34 +0000 Harvest Public Media & Sarah Boden 56350 at http://kbia.org Farm country tires of waiting for EPA ethanol ruling Recent USDA figures show 90 percent of corn is GM http://kbia.org/post/recent-usda-figures-show-90-percent-corn-gm <p>Recent data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture says that over 90 percent of U.S. field corn is genetically modified. That figure has nearly doubled over the past 10 years.</p><p>Most of the corn farmers plant has been embedded with a gene—usually from a bacteria—that protects the corn from pests or herbicides.</p><p>Ten years ago, less than half of the corn planted had a genetically modified trait. Today, 93 percent of all field corn does, up from 90 percent last year.</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:57:43 +0000 Amy Mayer & Harvest Public Media 56349 at http://kbia.org Recent USDA figures show 90 percent of corn is GM Largest slaughterhouses mostly in rural communities http://kbia.org/post/largest-slaughterhouses-mostly-rural-communities <p>The largest slaughterhouses in the US were once located in major metropolitan areas. But they have relocated. Now many remote rural communities are struggling to serve the needs of new immigrant and refugee populations who are the backbone of America's meatpacking plants.</p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 21:43:34 +0000 Harvest Public Media 42924 at http://kbia.org Largest slaughterhouses mostly in rural communities Selling doctors on rural communities http://kbia.org/post/selling-doctors-rural-communities <p>Recruiting doctors to small towns is a chronic problem. Most places try to lure a physician by rolling out the red carpet with a big salary, a home on a golf course or other cushy perks.</p><p>Not so in Ashland, Kan., population 855, where the CEO of a tiny hospital is building a reverse recruitment model based on remote access and problems commonly found in third-world countries.</p><p> Mon, 30 Jan 2012 15:46:19 +0000 Harvest Public Media 7943 at http://kbia.org Selling doctors on rural communities Liberal arts degrees grow jobs at Con Agra http://kbia.org/post/liberal-arts-degrees-grow-jobs-con-agra <p>Technology and hands-on computer skills are important assets for most job seekers in today&rsquo;s economy. Wed, 25 Jan 2012 20:12:19 +0000 Harvest Public Media 7690 at http://kbia.org Liberal arts degrees grow jobs at Con Agra