farming http://kbia.org en Federal conservation programs soon to lose funding http://kbia.org/post/federal-conservation-programs-soon-lose-funding <p>Farmers across the country are being encouraged to sign up for federal conservation programs. The catch is, as of now, the programs have no funding.<br><br>Scott Stuntz reports for Harvest Public Media.</p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 13:30:50 +0000 Scott Stuntz 39928 at http://kbia.org Federal conservation programs soon to lose funding Farm Progress visitors worry about weather http://kbia.org/post/farm-progress-visitors-worry-about-weather <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hot weather has been greeting visitors to this year’s Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois, one of the country’s largest agriculture trade shows.</span></p></div><p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 21:42:45 +0000 Bill Wheelhouse 39675 at http://kbia.org Farm Progress visitors worry about weather Agricultural groups concerned about toxic grass; food hubs try to grow local farms http://kbia.org/post/agricultural-groups-concerned-about-toxic-grass-food-hubs-try-grow-local-farms <p></p><div>On this week's show, we'll hear why a popular grass for feeding cattle may be doing more harm than good, and learn about the popularity of food hubs.</div><p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 22:06:13 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 37331 at http://kbia.org Agricultural groups concerned about toxic grass; food hubs try to grow local farms Food hubs try to grow local farms http://kbia.org/post/food-hubs-try-grow-local-farms <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 12px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">Restaurants across the country have jumped on the local food bandwagon. They’re trying to source more of their produce from nearby farms, but it's not easy. Enter: Food hubs.</p><p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 21:57:11 +0000 Sean Powers 37330 at http://kbia.org Food hubs try to grow local farms Field Notes: The historical impact of drought http://kbia.org/post/field-notes-historical-impact-drought <p></p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson & Peggy Lowe 35806 at http://kbia.org Field Notes: The historical impact of drought Smithsonian plows into farming history http://kbia.org/post/smithsonian-plows-farming-history <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Visitors to the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. only get small glimpses of farming, such as a mural display of immigrant </span>farmworkers<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> planting crops in a </span>19th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> century California town. The museum once had an Agriculture Hall, but it was removed in 2006.</span></p> Tue, 28 May 2013 17:47:27 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 34450 at http://kbia.org Smithsonian plows into farming history Child labor bill could help kids on the farm http://kbia.org/post/child-labor-bill-could-help-kids-farm <p>A proposed bill would change the child labor law requirements for Missouri children under the age of 16 who work on a family farm. Tue, 09 Apr 2013 22:54:20 +0000 Turner Twyman 31764 at http://kbia.org Child labor bill could help kids on the farm Field Notes: Missouri farmer lands starring role http://kbia.org/post/field-notes-missouri-farmer-lands-starring-role <p><em>This is the latest installment of Harvest Public Media’s&nbsp;</em><strong><u><a _cke_saved_href="http://www.kbia.org/programs/field-notes" href="http://www.kbia.org/programs/field-notes" style="">Field Notes</a></u></strong><em>, in which reporters talk to newsmakers and experts about important issues related to food production.</em></p><p>Missouri farmer Chris Chinn is taking on a high-profile role as one of the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance’s “Faces of Farming and Ranching.”&nbsp;</p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 20:29:52 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 30490 at http://kbia.org Field Notes: Missouri farmer lands starring role Exploring our global food system at the Natural History Museum http://kbia.org/post/exploring-our-global-food-system-natural-history-museum <p>Can a watermelon be grown in the shape of a square? What do Olympic athletes like Michael Phelps eat for breakfast? Which island nation produces the most lamb in the world? Consumers interested in pulling back the curtain on our food system will get these and many other questions answered at “<a href="http://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/current-exhibitions/our-global-kitchen-food-nature-culture"><strong>Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture</strong></a>.” The exhibition, on view now at the American Museum of Natural History, explores how our food is produced, distributed and eaten. Mon, 04 Mar 2013 15:00:00 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 29715 at http://kbia.org Exploring our global food system at the Natural History Museum Drought takes head start into 2013 http://kbia.org/post/drought-takes-head-start-2013 <p></p><p style="font-size: 1.2em; line-height: 1.7em; margin-bottom: 1.1em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: 1.2em; line-height: 1.7em;">2012 was a drought year for the record books. It was the warmest year ever recorded in&nbsp;</span><strong style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: 1.2em; line-height: 1.7em;"><u><a href="http://www.crh.noaa.gov/images/dmx/2012%20DSM%20MonthlyTables.pdf" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Des Moines, Iowa</a></u></strong><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: 1.2em; line-height: 1.7em;">,&nbsp;</span><u style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: 1.2em; line-height: 1.7em;"><strong><a href="http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php?wfo=top&amp;storyid=91143&amp;source=0" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Topeka, Kan.</a></strong></u><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: 1.2em; line-height: 1.7em;">, and&nbsp;</span><u style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: 1.2em; line-height: 1.7em;"><strong><a href="http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php?wfo=lsx&amp;storyid=81645&amp;source=0" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Columbia, Mo.</a></strong></u><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: 1.2em; line-height: 1.7em;">&nbsp;and the driest ever in&nbsp;</span><strong style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: 1.2em; line-height: 1.7em;"><u><a href="http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php?wfo=gid&amp;storyid=91110&amp;source=0" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Grand Island, Neb.</a>&nbsp;</u></strong><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: 1.2em; line-height: 1.7em;">The question is whether 2013 will be any different.</span></p><p> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 01:12:58 +0000 Grant Gerlock 27801 at http://kbia.org Drought takes head start into 2013 On hydroponic farming http://kbia.org/post/hydroponic-farming <p>This week,&nbsp;we’ll hear how some farmers are using hydroponics technology to save on water, and revisit an interview with biologist Edward O. Wilson.</p><p> Thu, 04 Oct 2012 17:19:16 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 22483 at http://kbia.org On hydroponic farming Drought and heat? Some farmers try hydroponics http://kbia.org/post/drought-and-heat-some-farmers-try-hydroponics <p>Marv Fritz runs a 24-acre greenhouse in O’Neill, Neb., in the north-central part of the state. The 7-year-old greenhouse produces about 250,000 pounds of tomatoes a week during the height of summer.</p><p> Thu, 04 Oct 2012 17:07:44 +0000 Hilary Stohs-Krause 22482 at http://kbia.org Drought and heat? Some farmers try hydroponics The drought and its impact http://kbia.org/post/drought-and-its-impact <p><strong>Watch the show and join the conversation on the<a href="http://intersectkbia.weebly.com/"> Intersection website.</a></strong> Mon, 30 Jul 2012 22:15:25 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 18465 at http://kbia.org The drought and its impact Robots on the farm http://kbia.org/post/robots-farm <p>There&rsquo;s always work to be done on the farm, but often it&rsquo;s the same work day, after day, after day. Parts of the job must feel a bit like an assembly line.<br /><br />While it&rsquo;s impossible to automate farming like many manufacturers have automated their assembly lines, using robotic technology on the farm might not be so far off.</p><p><strong>Farm robots in the classroom</strong></p> Thu, 31 May 2012 23:35:07 +0000 Jeremy Bernfeld 15110 at http://kbia.org Robots on the farm The arrival of early spring weather http://kbia.org/post/arrival-early-spring-weather <p><strong>Watch the show and join the conversation on the<a href="http://intersectkbia.weebly.com/"> Intersection website.</a></strong></p><p><a href="http://intersectkbia.weebly.com/"> Mon, 16 Apr 2012 21:24:00 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 12574 at http://kbia.org The arrival of early spring weather