Grant Gerlock http://www.kunc.org en My Farm Roots: Coming Home To Roost http://www.kunc.org/post/my-farm-roots-coming-home-roost <p>When they heard Dan Hromas’ truck rolling in, the chickens came strutting. The auburn-feathered Rhode Island Reds stood out, even in the tall, green brome grass of Hromas’ rented 3-acre pasture outside of York, Neb.</p><p> Sun, 03 Aug 2014 15:52:17 +0000 Grant Gerlock & Harvest Public Media 59218 at http://www.kunc.org My Farm Roots: Coming Home To Roost Midwest Becomes A Cattle Paradise As Drought Stretches Beef Map http://www.kunc.org/post/midwest-becomes-cattle-paradise-drought-stretches-beef-map <p>Drought is re-shaping the beef map and raising the price of steak. Ranchers are moving herds <a href="http://www.denverpost.com/business/ci_25773718/california-cattle-short-food-finding-way-colorado" target="_blank">from California to Colorado</a> and <a href="http://lubbockonline.com/agriculture/2014-03-02/texas-trails-nebraska-number-cattle-feeding" target="_blank">from Texas to Nebraska</a> seeking refuge from dry weather. And cattle producers in the Midwest are making the most of it.</p><p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:45:00 +0000 Grant Gerlock & Harvest Public Media 59076 at http://www.kunc.org Midwest Becomes A Cattle Paradise As Drought Stretches Beef Map A Signal To Hog Farmers: Cargill To Stop Use Of Gestation Crates http://www.kunc.org/post/signal-hog-farmers-cargill-stop-use-gestation-crates <p>Cargill, one of the country’s largest pork producers,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cargill.com/news/releases/2014/NA31657661.jsp" target="_blank">announced Monday</a> that it will stop using gestation crates, the <a href="http://harvestpublicmedia.org/article/1366/crate-question-looms-over-pork-producers/5" target="_blank">controversial narrow cages</a> meant to house and separate sows. Cargill is joining other major meatpackers, like competitors Tyson and Smithfield Foods, in planning to move away from hog crates.</p><p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 20:38:58 +0000 Grant Gerlock & Harvest Public Media 57540 at http://www.kunc.org A Signal To Hog Farmers: Cargill To Stop Use Of Gestation Crates What's Behind U.S. Farmer Suicide? http://www.kunc.org/post/whats-behind-us-farmer-suicide <p>An alarming number of farmers in the U.S. take their own lives, according to the magazine Newsweek. And while we don’t have great statistics, some of the best numbers available suggest men on the farm today kill themselves nearly twice as often as other men in the general population.</p><p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 15:56:47 +0000 Grant Gerlock & Harvest Public Media 55647 at http://www.kunc.org What's Behind U.S. Farmer Suicide? U.S. Wastes Nearly A Third Of Food Produced http://www.kunc.org/post/us-wastes-nearly-third-food-produced <p>Nearly a third of the food available to be eaten in the U.S. is thrown out instead. And all of that wasted food comes with a steep price tag.</p><p> Sat, 01 Mar 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Grant Gerlock & Harvest Public Media 54363 at http://www.kunc.org U.S. Wastes Nearly A Third Of Food Produced