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Market to Market (January 10, 2014)

posted on January 10, 2014 at 7:18 PM

Market to Market (January 10, 2014)
Full Program: Environmentalists blast the Obama Administration’s push for "Clean Coal." Students gain hands-on farming experience at a leading Land Grant University. Market analysis with Tomm Pfitzenmaier. Full Story

NH college uses dishes to promote healthy eating

posted on September 20, 2013 at 2:07 PM

They may not be binging on broccoli, but some University of New Hampshire students are at least pausing before they fill up on fried food, thanks to dishware designed to remind them about healthy options. Full Story

Government Announces First Overhaul of School Lunches in 15 years

posted on January 13, 2011 at 2:01 PM

Government Announces First Overhaul of School Lunches in 15 years
U.S shoppers loosened their purse strings in December boosting prospects for stronger economic growth in 2011. Full Story

Concerns for Food Safety Grow as Vet Students Pick Pets over Farm Animals

posted on November 5, 2010 at 2:11 PM

FRESNO, Calif (AP) -- The number of veterinarians who work with cows, pigs, chickens and other farm animals is on the decline as many prepare to retire and fewer students opt for large animal practice, results from a recent study showed. Full Story

Senate Passes Bill to Make School Lunches Healthy

posted on August 6, 2010 at 2:08 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pizzas and hamburgers in the school lunch line would be healthier under child nutrition legislation passed by the Senate Thursday, a key part of first lady Michelle Obama's campaign to end childhood obesity. Full Story

Pollan and Hurst Debate the Future of Agriculture

posted on July 16, 2010 at 11:07 AM

Pollan and Hurst Debate the Future of Agriculture
Michael Pollan, an outspoken critic of America's food system; and Blake Hurst, a Missouri farmer who countered Pollan with a piece he calls The Omnivore's Delusion. Producer Andrew Batt examined the merits of production agriculture with both... Full Story

Job Prospects Drawing Students to Ag Schools

posted on November 20, 2009 at 3:11 PM

CHAMPAIGN, Ill (AP) — Tristesse Jones will probably never drive a tractor or guide a combine through rows of soybeans at harvest time. Full Story

4H Sparks Science Achievement in Children

posted on October 9, 2009 at 3:10 PM

BOSTON (AP) -- American universities have an ally in their efforts to educate more students in science, technology and engineering and keep the nation competitive in the global economy, a Tufts University study released Wednesday shows. Full Story

High School Students Learn Farming at Ohio State

posted on August 7, 2009 at 8:08 PM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — On a small plot of land owned by Ohio State University, 13 high school students have dedicated their summer vacation to farming. Full Story

In Tough Times More Students Feed on Free Lunches

posted on December 12, 2008 at 8:12 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A government program that serves free lunches to low-income children has become a rapidly growing resource for families that find themselves blindsided by the depressed economy. Full Story

Community College Educates New Employees For Wind Turbine Industry

posted on August 8, 2008 at 8:08 PM

Community College Educates New Employees For Wind Turbine Industry
The Wind Energy and Turbine Technology Program, 2-year program at Iowa Lakes Community College, is turning out graduates ready for the work force. Full Story

L.A. Okays Ban on Fast Food Restaurants

posted on July 25, 2008 at 8:07 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP)—A Los Angeles City Council committee has unanimously approved a one-year moratorium on new fast-food restaurants in a 32-square-mile area, mostly in South Los Angeles. Full Story

Rural Students Outperform City Kids in Science Says Report

posted on July 27, 2007 at 8:07 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) - Rural students perform better in science than their urban counterparts, and rural teachers are generally happy with their schools, a federal study says. Full Story

Activists: Students Not Protected from Pesticides

posted on May 11, 2007 at 8:05 PM

STRATHMORE, Calif (AP)- On Grandparents Day, Domitila Lemus accompanied her 8-year-old granddaughter to school. Full Story

High School Students Work Abroad on Hunger Issues

posted on April 27, 2007 at 8:04 PM

High School Students Work Abroad on Hunger Issues
High school students intern in many Third World countries, working in science and agriculture to help solve global hunger. Full Story
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