Back in April, we hosted food and agriculture writer Tom Philpott to talk about the impact of COVID-19 on our food supply. Today, he returns to the show to discuss his new book, Perilous Bounty, and the effects of climate change and farming practices on two major growing regions in the U.S.: California and the […]
If you were hoping to do some apple-picking this fall, the good news is that orchards across the state are going to continue to welcome customers as long as social distancing guidelines are met. Today on “What’s the Word,” Adam Schuster tells us a little bit about the history of the apple in the U.S., […]
There seems to be a huge disconnect between what’s available in grocery stores and what’s happening on many farms across the country. It’s a paradox: grocery stores are running out of milk, but dairy farmers are dumping milk because there is nowhere for the normal supply to go due to widespread school, cafeteria, and restaurant […]
Last night, Governor Tony Evers delivered his 2020 State of the State Address. Today on the show, political reform activist Mike McCabe joins Allen in the studio to respond to several of Gov. Evers’ key points, including redistricting, rural life and economy, education, dairy farming, drinking water, gun control, and marijuana legalization. Mike McCabe is […]
On this episode of Hemp Can Do It!, Kattia Jimenez speaks with crop consultant, seed breeder, and cannabis activist Benjamin F Grant. The two discuss farmer partnerships, Wisconsin’s hemp pilot program, and challenges for growers in the 2019 season.
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue held a town hall with a group of dairy farmers and officials at the World Dairy Expo earlier this morning. He emphasized the importance of exporting milk to other countries while pushing back on calls for government intervention to help stabilize the industry. Perdue’s comments come at a sensitive […]