Farming

1:09pm

Mon June 24, 2013
Agriculture

Starting A Farm, With An Immigrant Twist

Originally from Laos, Air Philavanh now farms 11 acres near Milo, Iowa. He’s built a shelter for his cattle out of a dilapidated barn.
Credit Amy Mayer / Harvest Public Media

Air Philavanh is a new farmer in central Iowa who came to this country from Laos as a refugee more than 30 years ago. Today, he’s living on an 11-acre farm in Milo, Iowa, about an hour from Des Moines.

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2:45pm

Mon April 22, 2013
Agriculture

Looking For A Sugar Fix: Farmers Face Low Prices, Limited Water

A nationwide sugar surplus, triggered by a huge sugar beet harvest, has farmers and processors worried about the price of sugar. Colorado is one of the top ten states for sugar beet production
karma-police Flickr - Creative Commons

There’s more sugar in the United States right now than we know what to do with, a fact that’s concerning to both sugar growers and the processors that use sugar by the truckload, like candy companies and large-scale bakeries.

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8:54am

Thu April 4, 2013
Agriculture

Thirsty Cities Drain Colorado Farm Land

Fourth generation farmer Kent Peppler will have a hard time securing irrigation water this year. The ongoing drought has forced cities to hold on to their supplies, leaving farmers like Peppler to fallow some of his fields in Mead, Colorado.
Credit Luke Runyon / KUNC and Harvest Public Media

Farmers throughout the Great Plains are preparing for what could be a tough growing season. They’re in a tight spot with irrigation water, due to the region’s persistent drought.

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6:00am

Fri March 29, 2013
Buried In Grain

Finding Fault After Grain Elevator Explosions

Zoe Bock’s son, Chad Roberts, was killed when the Bartlett grain elevator exploded in Oct. 2011.
Todd Feeback Kansas City Star

When the Bartlett Grain Co. elevator exploded in Atchison, Kansas in October 2011, the town’s 11,000 residents knew it immediately. People who live miles away from the elevator still talk about pictures jumping off walls.

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11:15am

Mon February 4, 2013

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