farm http://iowapublicradio.org en News Buzz: All-Vet, Farm Fatalities, Drones http://iowapublicradio.org/post/news-buzz-all-vet-farm-fatalities-drones <p>Today on News Buzz Ben Stanton fills in as host.&nbsp; He tackles Iowa's All-Vet designation, farm accident fatalities and the use of drones in agriculture.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 18:45:34 +0000 Ben Stanton & Sarah Boden 37909 at http://iowapublicradio.org News Buzz: All-Vet, Farm Fatalities, Drones An Unexpected History of Carnivore America http://iowapublicradio.org/post/unexpected-history-carnivore-america <p>The battle surrounding meat and livestock production ranks among the longest-waged and hardest fought in American history. Today on River to River, Ben Kieffer talks with historian and author, Maureen Ogle. Her new book is titled <em>In Meat We Trust</em>.</p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 22:10:29 +0000 Ben Kieffer, Sarah Boden & Emily Woodbury 34653 at http://iowapublicradio.org An Unexpected History of Carnivore America Shrimp Harvest in Iowa http://iowapublicradio.org/post/shrimp-harvest-iowa <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>A Cedar Falls man, his wife and brother have launched the state's second shrimp farm. Matt Weichers, his wife Jen and brother John Gielau are raising thousands of Pacific white shrimp in a warehouse near UNI. The building once housed the university's white rat lab used for behavioral research. Now it's filled with 30 blue "hot tubs" and thousands of the critters ready for sale this week.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 00:50:17 +0000 Pat Blank 33791 at http://iowapublicradio.org Shrimp Harvest in Iowa How Americans Eat with Tracie McMillan http://iowapublicradio.org/post/how-americans-eat-tracie-mcmillan <p>Recent movements addressing the obesity epidemic or industrial agriculture&#39;s dominance attempt to change how Americans eat.&nbsp; Tracie McMillan sets out to understand the American food system from the bottom-up in&nbsp; her book, <a href="http://traciemcmillan.com/books/american-way-of-eating/">&ldquo;The American Way of Eating: Undercover at WalMart, Applebees, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table.&rdquo;</a>&nbsp; Host Charity Nebbe asks McMillan where our food comes from and how we can eat healthier.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 19:59:37 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Dennis Reese 30616 at http://iowapublicradio.org How Americans Eat with Tracie McMillan 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 My Farm Roots: Jan Phillips http://iowapublicradio.org/post/my-farm-roots-jan-phillips <p><em>This is the fourth installment of My Farm Roots, Harvest Public Media&rsquo;s series chronicling Americans&rsquo; connection to the land. </em><a href="http://www.harvestpublicmedia.org/myfarmroots"><em>Click here to explore more </em></a><a href="http://harvestpublicmedia.org/myfarmroots"><em>My Farm Roots</em></a><em> (</em><a href="http://www.harvestpublicmedia.org/myfarmroots"><em>http://www.harvestpublicmedia.org/myfarmroots</em></a><em>) stories and to share your own.</em></p> Wed, 01 Aug 2012 12:43:45 +0000 Camille Phillips 5567 at http://iowapublicradio.org My Farm Roots: Jan Phillips Dairy industry pushes for reform http://iowapublicradio.org/post/dairy-industry-pushes-reform <div class="article-body"><p>Many dairymen are calling the government price support system broken, but just how to fix it isn&#39;t clear.&nbsp;There&#39;s debate over how much the government should step in to help in tough times and as to what degree it should let the free market govern.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 27 Mar 2012 10:00:12 +0000 Jonathan Ahl & Kathleen Masterson 16 at http://iowapublicradio.org Dairy industry pushes for reform