Category Archives: Harvest Desk

From seed to plate, field, fuel and rural life.

Harvest Desk: Studying Effects Of Ag Runoff

Midwest waterways are getting lots of attention this summer. Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey and the Environmental Protection Agency have immersed themselves in the ecology of 100 streams from Ohio to Nebraska. It’s a first-of-its kind effort to understand … Continue reading

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My Farm Roots: Jackie Dougan Jackson

Jackie Dougan Jackson grew up like many farm kids. She spent sunbaked summer hours detasseling corn, tending the crops so it can be pollinated. For farm kids, detasseling is one of the ultimate chores. For the 85-year-old Jackson, those memories … Continue reading

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U.S. House Rejects Farm Bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has rejected a five year, half-trillion-dollar farm bill that would have cut $2 billion annually from food stamps and let states impose broad new work requirements on those who receive them. Those cuts weren’t deep enough … Continue reading

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Thomas Jefferson And The Monticello Gardens

Thomas Jefferson was more than a founding father.  He was an avid gardener.  We’ve learned more about Jefferson’s passion for gardening thanks to Peter Hatch and the various books he has written. Hatch is the retired Director of Gardens and … Continue reading

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My Farm Roots – Lessons From The Farm Crisis

My Farm Roots, a series from WUIS and Harvest Public Media, tells Americans’ stories and memories of rural life.  Because when you hail from farm country, roots run deep. Times are good on the farm right now, but that hasn’t … Continue reading

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Agriculture Pushes For ‘Right To Farm’

Individual state constitutions across the nation spell out a host of guaranteed rights for their citizens. For example, same sex marriage or collective bargaining. But what about the right to farm?  From the WUIS Harvest Desk,  Bill Wheelhouse reports on … Continue reading

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Rural Development In Farm Bill

As Congress fiddles with major farm legislation, there’s a portion of it that gets very little attention. Some say it is a difference-maker for job creation in small rural communities,and provides a boost those towns need. Our Harvest Desk takes … Continue reading

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