Corn http://www.kunc.org en Acres Of Genetically Modified Corn Nearly Doubled In A Decade http://www.kunc.org/post/acres-genetically-modified-corn-nearly-doubled-decade <p style="margin-bottom: 20px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif;">More than 90 percent of U.S. field corn is genetically modified, according to<a href="http://www.ers.usda.gov/data-products/adoption-of-genetically-engineered-crops-in-the-us.aspx#.U8a_x_ldWUb" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; color: rgb(0, 98, 160); text-decoration: underline;">data</a>&nbsp;recently released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.</p><p> Sun, 20 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Amy Mayer & Harvest Public Media 58899 at http://www.kunc.org Acres Of Genetically Modified Corn Nearly Doubled In A Decade 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? Up Against Blend Wall, Ethanol At A Crossroads http://www.kunc.org/post/against-blend-wall-ethanol-crossroads <p>A steady stream of semi-trailers rolls across the scales at the E Energy ethanol plant near the town of Adams in southeast Nebraska. The smokestack behind the scale house sends up a tall plume of white steam. The sweet smell of fermenting corn is in the air.</p><p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Grant Gerlock & Harvest Public Media 53507 at http://www.kunc.org Up Against Blend Wall, Ethanol At A Crossroads Hefty Flood Costs Weigh On Colorado Farmers http://www.kunc.org/post/hefty-flood-costs-weigh-colorado-farmers <p>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.</p><p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 20:03:16 +0000 Luke Runyon & Harvest Public Media 51881 at http://www.kunc.org Hefty Flood Costs Weigh On Colorado Farmers Flood Brings Drought Relief, Financial Headaches To Farmers http://www.kunc.org/post/flood-brings-drought-relief-financial-headaches-farmers <p>The flood damage in Colorado is immense, reaching beyond homes and small businesses. The raging rivers also spilled into low-lying farm and ranchland, wrecking costly equipment and stranding livestock.</p><p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 17:36:06 +0000 Luke Runyon & Harvest Public Media 50034 at http://www.kunc.org Flood Brings Drought Relief, Financial Headaches To Farmers