organic http://iowapublicradio.org en Feeding the Organic Supply Chain http://iowapublicradio.org/post/feeding-organic-supply-chain <p></p><p><span style="font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">Organic food is a hot market in the U.S. The Organic Trade Association says that sales over the last five years have grown 35 percent. But there’s a problem in the supply chain – not enough organic grain.</span></p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 11:06:00 +0000 Clay Masters 31727 at http://iowapublicradio.org Feeding the Organic Supply Chain The Farm Progress Show and The Nixon Tapes http://iowapublicradio.org/post/farm-progress-show-and-nixons-tapes <div id="content"><div class="chat in"><div class="msg 1st">Host Ben Kieffer discusses this year's <a href="http://farmprogressshow.com/">Farm Progress Show</a> with Harvest Public Media reporter <a href="http://harvestpublicmedia.org/author/1667">Bill Wheelhouse</a>, Iowa State University Professor horticulturalist <a href="http://www.hort.iastate.edu/directory/delate">Kathleen Delate</a> and organic farmer<a href="http://farmhack.net/users/grantschultz"> Grant Schultz</a>.</div><div class="msg 1st">&nbsp;</div><div class="msg 1st">&nbsp;</div><div class="msg 1st">&nbsp;</div><div class="msg Thu, 29 Aug 2013 19:27:18 +0000 Ben Kieffer, Ben Stanton & Sarah Boden 28296 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Farm Progress Show and The Nixon Tapes Women on the Farm: An Evolving Role http://iowapublicradio.org/post/women-farm-evolving-role <p>Women have worked in agriculture since agriculture began, but for many years they were limited to supporting roles. Talk of Iowa seeks out women's voices in agriculture, through history and today.&nbsp; Jenny Barker-Devine, author of <a href="http://www.uiowapress.org/books/2013-spring/behalf-family-farm.htm">"On Behalf of the Family Farm: Iowa Farm Women's Activism since 1945"</a> discusses how the roles of farm women changed during the 20th century. Mon, 13 May 2013 18:57:32 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Sarah Boden 20682 at http://iowapublicradio.org Women on the Farm: An Evolving Role The Dust Bowl and Will Allen http://iowapublicradio.org/post/dust-bowl-and-will-allen <p>Urban areas in the Midwest are often referred to as “food deserts”, lacking in affordable, local fresh greens and produce. Many people living in these areas are suffering from poor diet and subsequent disease. Ben Kieffer speaks with Will Allen, an urban farmer who is working to eliminate the fresh food shortage is these neighborhoods. Then Iowa State historian Pamela Riney-Kehrberg&nbsp; discusses a time when a large portion of the country was considered a desert, the 1930s Dust Bowl.</p><p></p> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 19:16:55 +0000 Ben Kieffer 10852 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Dust Bowl and Will Allen Horticulture Day: Organic Gardening http://iowapublicradio.org/post/horticulture-day-organic-gardening <p>The drought was hard on everyone this year and on today's Horticulture Day&nbsp; Kathleen Delate, a horticulture professor at Iowa State University, talks about how organic crops fared. Then, she discusses the diversity of organic produce in the state and how producers are responding to a growing demand for locally grown food.</p> Fri, 12 Oct 2012 16:25:00 +0000 Charity Nebbe 9294 at http://iowapublicradio.org Horticulture Day: Organic Gardening