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America's Heartland Season 4 Episodes

22 Episodes 2008 - 2009

Episode 1

Episode 1

Sat, Sep 6, 2008 27 mins

The Season 4 opener visits a California lavender farm. Also: challenges facing Texas cotton farmers; West Virginia farmers who harvest hardwoods; a Minnesota artist's depiction of rural life.

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Episode 2

Episode 2

Sat, Sep 13, 2008 27 mins

Creating energy from walnut shells and poultry litter; making furniture foam from soybeans; selling cheese.

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Episode 3

Episode 3

Sat, Sep 20, 2008 27 mins

Veterinarian programs to treat horses at UC (Davis); the shortage of large-animal vets in the U.S.; Roswell, N.M., which is known for UFOs and, now, sheep; bees and Florida farmers.

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Episode 4

Episode 4

Sat, Sep 27, 2008 27 mins

A solar-powered racetrack in California; Texas farmers reaping profits from wind power; California rice growers; a North Carolina greenhouse.

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Episode 5

Episode 5

Sat, Oct 4, 2008 27 mins

Agritourism in Missouri; an Arizona ranch's new sources of income; a Minnesota brewery; how "buying local" has helped Rhode Island dairy farmers.

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Episode 6

Episode 6

Sat, Oct 11, 2008 27 mins

A St. Louis farmers market; Midwest dairy farmers; a New Mexico photo shoot focused on agriculture. Also: a teen's start in farming is helped by a New England town.

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Episode 7

Episode 7

Fri, Oct 17, 2008 27 mins

An Illinois horseradish festival; an oyster harvest in Florida; Texas winemakers; a California lemon grove.

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Episode 8

Episode 8

Mon, Oct 13, 2008 29 mins

A Missouri farm family that has diversified its farm business; an Illinois farmer faced with too much rain; California farmers dealing with wildfires and drought; an agriculture-centric weather company.

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Episode 9

Episode 9

Thu, Nov 13, 2008 30 mins

The National Agriculture Center & Hall of Fame in Bonner Springs, Kan.; Nebraska's wheat harvest; modern horseshoeing; the Garden of Eden in Lucas, Kan.

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Episode 10

Episode 10

Sat, Nov 8, 2008 27 mins

The Kansas City Farmers Market; Illinois goat farmers; Wisconsin cheese makers; the Farmer's Diner in Vermont.

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Episode 11

Episode 11

Fri, Nov 14, 2008 27 mins

The Henry A. Wallace Country Life Center in Orient, Iowa; farming practices that improve air quality; an organic farm in Florida; using goats to combat noxious weeds.

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Episode 12

Episode 12

Sat, Nov 29, 2008 27 mins

The aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan is visited.

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Episode 13

Episode 13

Sat, Nov 29, 2008 27 mins

Philadelphia's Reading Terminal, a farmers' market; a high-tech Missouri hog farm; farmer-turned-entrepreneur Bob Evans (1918-2007); a Minnesota pickle-packing operation.

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Episode 14

Episode 14

Sat, Dec 6, 2008 27 mins

Farming in Pennsylvania Dutch Country; an Oregon seed company; a Wisconsin pheasant farm; draft horses used on Texas farms.

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Episode 15

Episode 15

Sat, Dec 13, 2008 27 mins

Cheese making at a New Jersey sheep dairy; harvesting clams on Florida's Gulf Coast; California citrus research; wool blankets marketed by Rhode Island sheep ranchers.

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Episode 16

Episode 16

Sat, Dec 20, 2008 27 mins

Urban farming in New York City; an Oregon rancher and rodeo rider; the "ruralpolitan" movement (city residents moving to the country); Long Island farms.

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Episode 17

Episode 17

Sat, Dec 27, 2008 27 mins

A Nebraska farm family travels to China to see what happens to its exported crops.

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Episode 18

Episode 18

Sat, Jan 3, 2009 27 mins

Included: the Central Washington Farm Expo; a New Mexico ranching family; urban-farming success stories from New York City; an Oregon "u-pick" farm.

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Episode 19

Episode 19

Sat, Jan 10, 2009 27 mins

Seattle's Pike Place Market, which features fresh seafood; efforts to protect Long Island Sound fisheries; mushroom farming in Kentucky; cotton research in Texas.

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Episode 20

Episode 20

Sat, Jan 17, 2009 27 mins

Cattle ranching in Colorado; a seafood company and their fresh-fish policy; Wisconsin's wine industry; Washington's apple growers.

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Episode 21

Episode 21

Sat, Jan 24, 2009 30 mins

A tour of the Colorado State Fair, highlighting the growing interest in agriculture from urban dwellers.

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Episode 22

Episode 22

Sat, Jan 31, 2009 27 mins

A farming-and-food operation in Louisiana is visited.

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