Harvest Public Media

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.
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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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6:00am

Sun June 23, 2013
Agriculture

My Farm Roots: A Song In Her Heart

Retired professor Jackie Dougan Jackson lives in Springfield, Ill., but devotes a lot of time reflecting on her childhood growing up on a farm near Beloit, Wisc.
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1:07pm

Thu June 20, 2013
Agriculture

House Votes Down Farm Bill

The farm bill encompasses all manor of food and agriculture policy.
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12:08pm

Thu June 20, 2013
Health

Smoothies May Have Contained Hepatitis, Colorado Health Officials Warn

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As the number of cases related to an outbreak of hepatitis A continues to grow, Colorado health officials are warning smoothie drinkers they may have come in contact with the pathogen at two restaurants in the state.

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6:00am

Thu June 20, 2013
Agriculture

Running A CSA Can Be A Tricky Business

Michael Baute and Meghan Williams co-own this tiny farm, Spring Kite, in Fort Collins. Both had farmed as apprentices before, but wanted their own space and their own business. One-third of their produce goes to the farm’s CSA, or Community Supported Agriculture, clients.
Credit Luke Runyon / KUNC and Harvest Public Media

Within the local food movement, the community supported agriculture model is praised. CSAs, as they’re commonly known, are often considered one of the best ways to restore a connection to the foods we eat.

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