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America's Heartland Season 3 Episodes

22 Episodes 2007 - 2008

Episode 1

Episode 1

Wed, Aug 8, 2007 27 mins

The Season 3 opener details challenges facing America's farmers and ranchers. Included: a rancher who's selling his enterprise and another who's seeking to save his spread. Also: a Kansas family that's passing its farm to its children; an immigrant family that grew a successful palm-tree business.

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Episode 2

Episode 2

Wed, Aug 15, 2007 27 mins

A Colorado ranch that's been handed down to a son and his fiancée; a father and son harvesting corn in Iowa; biofuel research in Michigan; a Florida farm that sells specialty products; an olive-oil business in California.

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Episode 3

Episode 3

Wed, Aug 22, 2007 27 mins

The part American farmers play in fighting world hunger; Las Vegas' food buffets; and a pig farm that turns the leftovers into food for swine; an Alaska entrepreneur who makes dog treats from a little-used salmon species; a North Dakota sculptor's immense metal "ag art."

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Episode 4

Episode 4

Wed, Aug 29, 2007 27 mins

A Kansas school that teaches migrant harvesters how to run combines. Also: the importance of the honeybee to agriculture; how Florida citrus goes from grove to glass; a solar-powered poultry house in Delaware.

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Episode 5

Episode 5

Wed, Sep 5, 2007 27 mins

Wheat farmers who harvest their winter crops in May and June; a visit to a North Dakota grain mill and elevator shows how flour is made; a Washington, D.C., restaurant that features farm-fresh ingredients; a Florida fruit-and-vegetable stand; New Mexico's peanuts.

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Episode 6

Episode 6

Wed, Sep 12, 2007 27 mins

Protecting Florida farms from nonnative pests; a Navajo tribe's ancient farming practices; saving crops from bad weather.

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Episode 7

Episode 7

Wed, Sep 19, 2007 27 mins

Cold-weather work on a Michigan dairy farm; fresh produce at "you pick" Alaska farms; the ingredients of chocolate.

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Episode 8

Episode 8

Wed, Sep 26, 2007 27 mins

The role Jefferson's Monticello estate plays in modern agriculture; an agricultural scientist whose work helped save millions of people; a New Mexican family farm that specializes in native plants; the futures of two Virginia family farms.

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Episode 9

Episode 9

Wed, Oct 3, 2007 27 mins

Harvesting blue crabs in Chesapeake Bay; elk and buffalo ranching in Colorado; the Jersey Fresh program, which supports New Jersey farmers; honoring the braceros who harvested crops during World War II.

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Episode 10

Episode 10

Wed, Oct 10, 2007 27 mins

Mississippi crop dusters; a Michigan farm where crops are grown under glass; a California cattle ranch that "rounds up" customers; a farm with corn and cows in downtown Chicago.

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Episode 11

Episode 11

Wed, Oct 17, 2007 27 mins

An Indiana dairy farm that milks 32,000 cows a day; Ohio farmers turning fields into vineyards; harvesting catfish in Mississippi; protecting New Jersey farmland from urban expansion.

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Episode 12

Episode 12

Fri, Oct 26, 2007 27 mins

An Indiana farmer on adapting his soybean crop for new markets; abandoned grain elevators in New York that are now tourist attractions; West Virginia fish farmers.

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Episode 13

Episode 13

Wed, Oct 31, 2007 27 mins

Wheat and North Dakota's economy; the national Farm Bureau convention in Utah; a New York "farm school."

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Episode 14

Episode 14

Wed, Nov 7, 2007 27 mins

Traveling wheat harvesters in Montana; Mississippi farm families and Mississippi Delta music. Also: The Dust Bowl is discussed by Oklahoma farmers.

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Episode 15

Episode 15

Wed, Nov 14, 2007 27 mins

Mississippi law-enforcement officials tracking threats to agriculture; North Dakota farmers who want to grow a crop that's currently illegal; a Montana farmer who's become a farming advocate in Washington, D.C.; New Jersey farmers who are helping to feed the hungry.

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Episode 16

Episode 16

Wed, Nov 21, 2007 27 mins

How the Hoover Dam benefits crops; America's Winter Salad Bowl---Yuma, Ariz.; turning grass into gas; truck drivers who haul California tomatoes.

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Episode 17

Episode 17

Wed, Nov 28, 2007 27 mins

A day in the life of a North Dakota farm family.

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Episode 18

Episode 18

Wed, Dec 12, 2007 27 mins

North Dakota farmers who help other farmers harvest their crops. Also: sunflower and sorghum crops; breeding cattle; a family farm in Nebraska.

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Episode 19

Episode 19

Wed, Dec 19, 2007 27 mins

The changing role of women in agriculture is examined. Included: a Vermont agronomist who helps farmers improve their yields; a Northern California organic farmer. Also: Utah farmers shifting from cattle to wine.

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Episode 20

Episode 20

Wed, Dec 26, 2007 27 mins

An Oregon farmer who grows Christmas trees; a tractor parade in Ferndale, Cal.; Iowa pumpkin farmers; a farmer who specializes in Easter lilies; a southern California poinsettia grower.

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Episode 21

Episode 21

Wed, Jan 9, 2008 27 mins

Technology's impact on agriculture. Included: farmers, growers and ranchers receiving and exchanging information via the Internet; robotic weeders and tractors; inventions that enable farmers to work more efficiently; research on starches in a single kernel of corn.

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Episode 22

Episode 22

Wed, Jan 16, 2008 27 mins

The "World Food Prize" conference in Des Moines, where food producers working to end world hunger are honored; the Cabot Farm dairy farmers; the sugarbeet harvest in Michigan; farmers who open their land to hunters.

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