produce http://kbia.org en Newly arrived pest damaging Midwest fruit crops http://kbia.org/post/newly-arrived-pest-damaging-midwest-fruit-crops <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Shoppers hoping to buy berries, peaches and grapes at farmers markets in Missouri may be looking a little bit harder this summer due to a newly arrived pest that is damaging crops across the state.</span></p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 20:57:23 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 39956 at http://kbia.org Newly arrived pest damaging Midwest fruit crops The struggle to trace produce from farm to table http://kbia.org/post/struggle-trace-produce-farm-table <p>When he’s on the road, Del Smith’s home is his blue-and-silver 18-wheeler. The tidy cab has everything that Smith, who is a slight mustachioed man, needs for a long haul: a fridge for his iced tea, a bunk made with a blanket decorated with cowboy boots, a first-aid kit. In his 62 years of life, Smith’s survived near-death experiences riding rodeo, flying helicopters in Vietnam and, most recently, an industrial accident in Texas. He never thought his next brush with death would take place right here in his truck, after buying a cantaloupe in July from a Byron, Ill., farm stand.</p> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 14:51:24 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 22875 at http://kbia.org The struggle to trace produce from farm to table Victorious vegetarian eating in the heartland http://kbia.org/post/victorious-vegetarian-eating-heartland <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: georgia, sans-serif; font-size: 1.2em; line-height: 1.7em; ">Did you know the most common fresh produce in Kansas City and in the Midwest is iceberg lettuce? Yes, the green that is mostly water is&nbsp;apparently&nbsp;the best get in fly-over country. At least, the New York Times thinks so.</span></p><p> Mon, 23 Jan 2012 19:35:58 +0000 Jessica Naudziunas 7512 at http://kbia.org Victorious vegetarian eating in the heartland