Iowa http://www.kunc.org en Miscanthus: A Growing Energy Crop http://www.kunc.org/post/miscanthus-growing-energy-crop <p>Miscanthus, a relative of sugar cane that looks like bamboo, could be the Midwest’s next energy crop. But in a region dominated by corn and soybeans, it has yet to fully catch on, even as advocates tout its advantages.</p><p> Thu, 29 May 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Rick Fredericksen & Harvest Public Media 57110 at http://www.kunc.org Miscanthus: A Growing Energy Crop 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 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