Amy Mayer http://www.kunc.org en Is Corn Dust Killing Bees? http://www.kunc.org/post/corn-dust-killing-bees <p>Nathan Anderson stops his red pick-up truck alongside a cornfield on his farm near Cherokee, Iowa. The young farmer pulls on a heavy brown hoodie, thick, long, sturdy gloves and a beekeeper’s hat with a screened veil. He approaches a pair of hives sitting on the edge of a field recently planted with corn and adjusts a yellow plastic flap that traps some of the pollen the bees bring back to their hive.</p><p> Mon, 26 May 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Amy Mayer & Harvest Public Media 56862 at http://www.kunc.org Is Corn Dust Killing Bees? Integrated Local Food System Can Grow The Market http://www.kunc.org/post/integrated-local-food-system-can-grow-market <p>The smell of baking dinner rolls fills the kitchen at Decorah High School in northeast Iowa. As two kitchen workers mix a fresh broccoli salad, another, Chad Elliott, ladles tomato soup from a large metal pot on the stove into white plastic buckets for delivery to the town’s elementary schools.</p><p> Fri, 02 May 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Amy Mayer & Harvest Public Media 55814 at http://www.kunc.org Integrated Local Food System Can Grow The Market For Local Food Movement, All Signs Point To Higher Sales http://www.kunc.org/post/local-food-movement-all-signs-point-higher-sales <p>When the U.S. Department of Agriculture releases detailed data from the 2012 <a href="http://www.agcensus.usda.gov/index.php" target="_blank">Census of Agriculture</a> in May, the numbers should illuminate all sorts of details about the country’s farmers. And for those involved in local food initiatives, the data may finally make it possible to update the statistics on the size and scope of their successes.</p><p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 17:46:07 +0000 Amy Mayer & Harvest Public Media 55987 at http://www.kunc.org For Local Food Movement, All Signs Point To Higher Sales Public, Private Partners Key To Local Food Success http://www.kunc.org/post/public-private-partners-key-local-food-success <p>As Food Corps service member Ashley Turk navigates her way through a brand-new greenhouse in the courtyard at Waukon High School in the northeast corner of Iowa, she points to a robust supply of red and green lettuce leaves growing neatly in rows.</p><p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Amy Mayer & Harvest Public Media 55812 at http://www.kunc.org Public, Private Partners Key To Local Food Success Farmers Bid Farewell To Big Expense Tax Write-Offs http://www.kunc.org/post/farmers-bid-farewell-big-expense-tax-write-offs <p>It could be yet another sign that the good times are over.</p><p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Amy Mayer & Harvest Public Media 54361 at http://www.kunc.org Farmers Bid Farewell To Big Expense Tax Write-Offs