Wed November 13, 2013

Hefty Flood Costs Weigh On Colorado Farmers

On September 23rd, not long after the flood waters receded from his farmland outside LaSalle, Colo., Glenn Werning spent the day getting drenched, fermenting corn out of a silo.
Credit Luke Runyon / KUNC and Harvest Public Media

Farmers and ranchers are tallying just how expensive September’s flooding will be for Colorado’s agriculture economy. Estimates are quickly adding up to tens of millions of dollars.

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Mon November 4, 2013

Joel Salatin: Local Food Movement Still Faces Big Hurdles

Joel Salatin, a farmer and author, is one of the top opinion leaders in the local food movement.
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Joel Salatin is one of the rock stars of the local food movement. He’s written books, appeared in documentaries and scheduled speaking engagements nationwide. Among foodies, he’s a celebrity.

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Fri November 1, 2013
The Salt

Are Farm Veterinarians Pushing Too Many Antibiotics?

Originally published on Mon November 18, 2013 3:27 pm

Cattle crowd inside a feedlot operated by JBS Five Rivers Colorado Beef in Wiley, Colo.
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In a barn outside Manhattan, Kan., researchers from Kansas State University are trying to solve the riddle of bovine respiratory disease. They're sticking plastic rods down the noses of 6-month old calves, collecting samples of bacteria.

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Wed October 30, 2013

Tending To A Cultural Crossroads In Garden City, Kansas

Sister Janice Thome at a local Garden City school. Thome teaches several classes, including a teen parenting class at the Garden City alternative high school.
Credit Peggy Lowe / Harvest Public Media

Sister Janice Thome’s office is a 2003 brown Ford Focus with a backseat piled high with paperwork and a prayer book. Thome puts 125,000 miles a year on this car, picking up boxes from the food pantry, finding a mattress for a newcomer, delivering a sick soul to a doctor’s appointment.

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Wed October 23, 2013

The Scarecrow: A View Of The Future, Or Attack On Family Farmers?

A screen capture from the animated short The Scarecrow. YouTube

A three minute video released by Denver-based Chipotle is ruffling feathers of the Nebraska Farm Bureau. Featuring a scarecrow, the animated short was released by the restaurant chain to promote a video game highlighting the company's 'commitment to food with integrity.'

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