Jacob McCleland http://iowapublicradio.org en My Farm Roots: Touch the Ground http://iowapublicradio.org/post/my-farm-roots-touch-ground <p></p><p><span style="font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;">As a young man, Elisha Pullen never imagined he would spend his days on the farm.</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 20px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif;">Growing up near rural Bell City in southeastern Missouri’s “Bootheel” region, Pullen longed to leave the farm and get an education.</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Jacob McCleland 43446 at http://iowapublicradio.org My Farm Roots: Touch the Ground Chinese Market Could Help Rid Rivers of Invasive Asian Carp http://iowapublicradio.org/post/chinese-market-could-help-rid-rivers-invasive-asian-carp <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 12px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">Water experts worried about Asian carp may have new hope. They’re turning their eyes to China, where a carp-hungry populace may be the key for stemming the tide of the invasive fish.</p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Jacob McCleland 39701 at http://iowapublicradio.org Chinese Market Could Help Rid Rivers of Invasive Asian Carp My Farm Roots: Providing From the Land http://iowapublicradio.org/post/my-farm-roots-providing-land <p></p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Jacob McCleland 27068 at http://iowapublicradio.org My Farm Roots: Providing From the Land Army Corps' Options Dwindle Along With Mississippi River http://iowapublicradio.org/post/army-corps-options-dwindle-along-mississippi-river Every day this month, the Army Corps of Engineers is working hard to deepen the Mississippi River's shipping channel in an effort to keep navigation open between St. Louis and Cairo, Ill.<p>Water levels are forecast to remain high enough through January to float loaded barges, but some say the only way to keep the river open next month will be to release water from the Missouri River.<p>On a recent afternoon, Maj. Gen. John Peabody zoomed across the Mississippi River on a survey boat near the tiny southern Illinois town of Thebes. Sun, 13 Jan 2013 10:54:00 +0000 Jacob McCleland 13436 at http://iowapublicradio.org Army Corps' Options Dwindle Along With Mississippi River