ag census http://kbia.org en Ag Census points to fewer U.S. farms http://kbia.org/post/ag-census-points-fewer-us-farms <p style="margin-bottom: 20px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif;">The number of farms in the U.S. is shrinking, according to the latest&nbsp;<a href="http://www.agcensus.usda.gov/Publications/2012/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; color: rgb(0, 98, 160); text-decoration: underline;">Census of Agriculture</a>, released Friday. The census is taken every five years and shows the changing landscape for farmers.</p><p> Tue, 06 May 2014 12:54:42 +0000 Grant Gerlock 52512 at http://kbia.org Ag Census points to fewer U.S. farms Young farmers wait for their opportunity http://kbia.org/post/young-farmers-wait-their-opportunity <p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://harvestpublicmedia.org/article/retirement-not-farm-farmers-working-later">average age of American farmers has been climbing for decades</a>, and many say rural towns are at-risk without new blood. There are enough people who want to farm, but there’s trouble connecting beginning farmers and the communities that need them.</p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Grant Gerlock 48640 at http://kbia.org Young farmers wait for their opportunity Field Notes: More younger farmers and Low corn prices http://kbia.org/post/field-notes-more-younger-farmers-and-low-corn-prices <p></p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 48645 at http://kbia.org Field Notes: More younger farmers and Low corn prices Starting a farm, with an immigrant twist http://kbia.org/post/starting-farm-immigrant-twist <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Air Philavanh is a new farmer in central Iowa who came to this country from Laos as a refugee more than 30 years ago. Today, he’s living on an 11-acre farm in Milo, Iowa, about an hour from Des Moines.</p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 22:31:43 +0000 Amy Mayer 36101 at http://kbia.org Starting a farm, with an immigrant twist A look at the ag census http://kbia.org/post/look-ag-census <p></p><p>On this week's show, we’ll learn about the U.S. Department of Agriculture's ag census , and hear about the importance of getting a flu shot.</p><p> Thu, 29 Nov 2012 23:46:54 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 25239 at http://kbia.org A look at the ag census