organic http://kbia.org en Organic acreage continues its steady climb http://kbia.org/post/organic-acreage-continues-its-steady-climb <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Walk into a grocery store these days and you’re likely to find whole sections devoted to organic foods. The organic label gives insight into how the food was produced, usually without the aid of synthetic chemicals, antibiotics and food additives.</p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 20:47:01 +0000 Luke Runyon 44640 at http://kbia.org Organic acreage continues its steady climb Field Notes: Howard Buffett on organic and biological farming http://kbia.org/post/field-notes-howard-buffett-organic-and-biological-farming <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 20px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif; font-size: 13.63636302947998px; line-height: 19.09090805053711px;"><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit;">This is the latest installment of Harvest Public </em><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit;">Media’s</em>Field Notes<em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit;">, in which reporters talk to newsmakers and experts about important issues related to food production.</em></p><p style="margin-bottom: 20px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif; font-size: 13.63636302947998px; line-height: 19.09090805053711px;">A Midwestern farmer with a well-known last name has set out to fight hunger on a global scale.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 23:04:44 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson & Peggy Lowe 38813 at http://kbia.org Field Notes: Howard Buffett on organic and biological farming For dairy and organic farmers, Farm Bill extension not much help http://kbia.org/post/dairy-and-organic-farmers-farm-bill-extension-not-much-help <p></p><p>Farmers and ranchers across the country expected to start the New Year with a new farm bill, the all-important legislation setting agricultural policy for the next five years.</p><p>As House and Senate negotiators worked feverishly at the turn of the year to come to a fiscal cliff deal, word leaked that the Agriculture Committees had finally come to an agreement on a long-awaited new farm bill. But the final fiscal cliff deal ditched new legislation and merely extended parts of the bill that expired in October. Jeremy Bernfeld reports the extension left many farmers frustrated.</p> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 23:08:31 +0000 Kristofor Husted 27736 at http://kbia.org For dairy and organic farmers, Farm Bill extension not much help Organic shop weathers the recession storm http://kbia.org/post/organic-shop-weathers-recession-storm <p></p><p>On East Main Street in West Plains, Mo., a stone’s throw away from the quaint town square, Meadowbrook Natural Foods sits sandwiched between an insurance agency and a title company. When you step inside, the aroma of spices, herbs, and vitamins hits you.</p><p>This store is owned and run by Joe and Adele Voss, who met later in life as random partners at a square dancing lesson.</p><p>“We’ve got baking items and snack items and pastas and grains and flours and cereals and nuts and dried fruits and beans and spices and herbs...” says Adele Voss.</p> Wed, 05 Dec 2012 21:29:42 +0000 Kristofor Husted 25495 at http://kbia.org Organic shop weathers the recession storm