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Market to Market (May 16, 2014)

posted on May 16, 2014 at 7:28 PM

Market to Market (May 16, 2014)
Full Program: A White House Task Force convenes in The Heartland to prepare a response to climate change. Farmers work with urban interests to improve water quality in a leading agricultural state. Market analysis with Naomi Blohm. Full Story

Coloradans Vote On Forming New State

posted on November 8, 2013 at 5:38 PM

Coloradans Vote On Forming New State
At the core of the secession plan is whether voters in rural communities have an equal voice in legislation that governs them. Full Story

Innovative Rooftop Farming Methods Sprout up in the Big Apple

posted on January 13, 2012 at 6:08 PM

Innovative Rooftop Farming Methods Sprout up in the Big Apple
With limited land, water shortages and an increasing population, some forward thinking entrepreneurs are turning to innovative methods of food production. Rooftop farming is sprouting up across the nation. Full Story

Amid Bee Die-Off, Healthy Hives Thrive in Cities

posted on July 29, 2011 at 6:42 PM

CHICAGO (AP) -- Among the wildflowers and native grasses in the garden atop Chicago's City Hall stand two beehives where more than 100,000 bees come and go in patterns more graceful, but just as busy, as the traffic on the street 11 stories below. Full Story

Innovative Rooftop Farming Methods Sprout up in the Big Apple

posted on July 29, 2011 at 4:12 PM

Innovative Rooftop Farming Methods Sprout up in the Big Apple
With limited land, water shortages and an increasing population, some forward thinking entrepreneurs are turning to innovative methods of food production. Rooftop farming is sprouting up across the nation. Full Story

Senators Unveil Ethanol Compromise

posted on July 8, 2011 at 4:07 PM

Senators Unveil Ethanol Compromise
A small group of rural and urban lawmakers reached a bipartisan deal in the Senate this week regarding ethanol's future. Full Story

Urban Farm Program in St. Louis Gives Opportunity in Agriculture to Refugees

posted on April 21, 2011 at 3:04 PM

Lead, Other Chemicals Taint Some Urban Gardens

posted on March 25, 2011 at 11:03 AM

DETROIT (AP) -- With remnants of once-legal lead paint, leaded gasoline and other pollutants from the nation's industrial past tainting land in U.S cities, soil researchers warn that the growing number of urban farmers and community gardeners need... Full Story

School brings farming to The Big Apple

posted on November 5, 2010 at 3:11 PM

NEW YORK (AP) - A formerly weed-choked lot in New York's South Bronx will be a classroom for a new venture called Farm School NYC: The New York City School of Urban Agriculture. Full Story

Vertical Farm' Envisions Tall Future for Farming

posted on October 29, 2010 at 6:10 PM

DETROIT (AP) -- A new book by an urban agriculture visionary aims to change the way people think about farming, offering a look into a future where city skyscrapers - not rural fields - produce the world's food. Full Story

California Boosts Water Deliveries to Cities and Farms

posted on April 23, 2010 at 3:04 PM

SACRAMENTO, Calif (AP) — State water managers are increasing deliveries to California's cities and farms, saying recent storms have boosted supplies. Full Story

Urban Farmers Fight Nationwide to Sow Green Biz

posted on February 5, 2010 at 11:02 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Tara Kolla fancied herself a green thumb-turned-green businesswoman when she planted an organic flower plot in her yard and sold poppies, sweet peas and zinnias at the local farmers market. Full Story

Montana Ranchers Seek to Curb Residential Wells

posted on December 4, 2009 at 12:12 PM

BILLINGS, Mont — Agricultural interests and residential subdivisions across the arid West are vying for control of water supplies that have emerged as one of the region's most coveted natural resources. Full Story

Market to Market (August 28th, 2009)

posted on August 28, 2009 at 8:08 PM

Market to Market (August 28th, 2009)
Full Program: Market analyst Alan Brugler. Despite weather losses in some regions, most of America's row crops are in very good condition. On the edge of town, dairy producers, developers and academics weigh the pros and cons of urban sprawl. Full Story

Urban Sprawl

posted on August 28, 2009 at 8:08 PM

Urban Sprawl
On the edge of town, dairy producers, developers and academics weigh the pros and cons of urban sprawl. Full Story
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