September 23, 2010
Experts discuss the recession at a Rural Economic Summit during Husker Harvest Days in Grand Island, Neb.
August 9, 2009
A wind-turbine program at Iowa Lakes Community College; rural land values; the expected size of the corn crop.
October 25, 2008
The presidential candidates' positions on renewable energy; input costs facing farmers.
October 18, 2008
Included: an international school-lunch program promoted by Bob Dole and George McGovern; a Nebraska group that's working to minimize drought.
October 10, 2008
Where the presidential candidates stand on biofuels; the Bush administration's biofuel plan.
October 3, 2008
Programs to help new farmers; the Wall Street bailout bill; country-of-origin labeling regulations.
September 29, 2008
An Iowa program that helps young farmers; the impact of the financial crisis on rural America.
September 20, 2008
Commodity prices; the House-approved tax credits for oil drilling and wind energy; a hog-farm-abuse video.
September 14, 2008
Backyard Harvest, an Idaho nonprofit that provides fresh produce to the needy; oil drilling and wind energy; a Canadian company that refines bio oil from wood chips.
September 7, 2008
Christopher Ranch, a family-owned garlic business; the Republican National Convention.
August 30, 2008
Soybean farmer Kip Cullers; the Democratic National Convention.
August 23, 2008
Renewable energy; produce irradiation.
August 15, 2008
Making ethanol from beer waste; T. Boone Pickens' energy plan; the August crop report.
August 3, 2008
A tractor-square-dancing event in Nemaha, Iowa; oil and energy legislation; Midwest top-soil erosion caused by flooding.
July 26, 2008
The water debate in Nevada; ethanol; the WTO talks.
July 20, 2008
The struggling economy; the U.S. agricultural market; a tax vote in Argentina; the charity efforts of bluegrass singer Del McCoury. Also: Rolling Stones keyboardist Chuck Leavell plays for House members.
July 11, 2008
Efforts to improve food safety are examined.
July 6, 2008
Farm safety for children; the USDA settlement of a discrimination lawsuit with black farmers; the June acreage report.
June 27, 2008
Topics include the grain markets; renewable-fuel standards; and Florida's purchase of Everglades land from U.S. Sugar Corp.
June 22, 2008
Topics include commodity prices and the Midwest floods.
June 15, 2008
The IndyCar Series' embrace of ethanol; the flooding in the Midwest.
June 8, 2008
Missouri soybean farmer Kip Cullers on achieving high yields; the world food crisis; ethanol.
May 31, 2008
Topics include the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the USDA's report on climate change and the opening of Conservation Reserve Program land to livestock producers for haying and cattle grazing.
May 23, 2008
A square dance with tractors; an investigation into speculation in the commodity markets; ethanol.
May 17, 2008
The controversy over corn-based ethanol; the farm bill.
May 11, 2008
Health insurance for farmers; the farm bill.
May 4, 2008
Ethanol; livestock producers.
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