Harvest Public Media

4:00am

Tue May 14, 2013
Craft Beer Week

Brewing A Beer That's Colorado Through And Through

The Colorado Malting Company almost happened by accident. Owner Jason Cody started experimenting with malt and then gave it away to local breweries. When word got out about his new business, he decided to expand
Luke Runyon KUNC

How does a new craft brewer stand apart from the pack? A few have hitched their brewery onto the local food bandwagon. Sourcing the ingredients that form beer’s DNA straight from the fields around them.

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5:00am

Fri May 10, 2013
Agriculture

Conservation Acres Harder to Come By

Iowa farmer John Berdo stands atop one of the terraces that helps control water flow on his crop fields. Terraces are one of many conservation measures Berdo employs.
Amy Mayer Harvest Public Media

For 27 years the popular Conservation Reserve Program has transformed small parcels of land, contributing to cleaner water, more habitat for migrating birds and less soil erosion.

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5:17pm

Tue May 7, 2013
Agriculture

Repairing Cantaloupe's Image After Deadly Outbreaks

Roadside produce markets like this one will sit quietly until the first cantaloupe is harvested in late July.
Credit Luke Runyon / KUNC and Harvest Public Media

Drive into the small southeastern Colorado community of Rocky Ford and it’s clear the very character of the town is tied to cantaloupe.

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5:00am

Fri May 3, 2013
Agriculture

Missouri River Home To Endangered Pallid Sturgeon

The pallid sturgeon is sometimes called a modern dinosaur. Fossils show its ancestors were in fact alive at the time of the dinosaurs.
Grant Gerlock Harvest Public Media

More than 20 years after being listed as an endangered species, the pallid sturgeon is just treading water in the Missouri River. Thanks to an ongoing restocking program, the fish population is stable but not recovering.

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5:00am

Tue April 30, 2013
Agriculture

This Little Piggy Has A Market Niche

When these baby pigs get bigger, Iowa farmer Randy Hilleman will move them from this nursery to an open-ended hoop house where they can move between indoors and out.
Amy Mayer Harvest Public Media

The pork business certainly has its challenges. Hog farmers continually grapple with high feed prices, environmental hiccups and criticism from animal welfare groups.

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