Why Today’s Agricultural Economy is Good for Foodies, but Bad for Farm Workers, with Eric Schlosser

One of the problems with our food system that hasn’t gotten anywhere near enough attention is that it’s ultimately based on the exploitation of poor workers, mainly recent immigrants in this country. That’s true when you look at the restaurant industry and fast food workers. It’s true when you look at the meatpacking industry and […]

Good Agricultural Practices on the Farm and in Your Home Garden

Produce consumption has increased in the past twenty years. Nutrition education, produce marketing campaigns, year round availability of a variety of fruits and vegetables, plus convenient, ready-to-eat packaged salad mixes have contributed to this trend. While most produce in the United States is wholesome, recently produce has been linked with foodborne illnesses from bacteria such […]

Consumer Impact on Agriculture – America’s Heartland: Episode 903

America’s Heartland is made possible by… Farm Credit – financing agriculture and rural America since 1916. Farm Credit is cooperatively owned by America’s farmers and ranchers. Learn more at farmcredit.com.   Croplife America.. Representing the companies whose modern farming innovations help America’s farmers provide nutritious food for communities around the globe.   Hi I’m Jason […]

Kimbal Musk’s Farm of the Future (Yes, Elon’s brother)

Almost always, the fresh fruits and vegetables that we find at the grocery store have been trucked or shipped in from somewhere else, especially if you live in a city like New York like I do, and all this traveling affects the nutrients in them meaning they’re not as good for you as they should […]

7 Fastest Growing Tropical Fruit Trees that will Produce Fruit in Under 3 Years

This is John Kohler. Today I have another exciting episode for you and this one’s going to be like no other because I have a special guest here and I admire this special guest highly. He’s a world-renowned tropical fruit expert. He’s traveled the world in search of different tropical fruits. He has his own […]

Local Agriculture – America’s Heartland: Episode 913

America’s Heartland is made possible by… Farm Credit – Financing agriculture and rural America since 1916. Farm Credit is cooperatively owned by America’s farmers and ranchers. Learn more at farmcredit.com CropLife America – Representing the companies whose modern farming innovations help America’s farmers provide nutritious food for communities around the globe.  >>Hi I’m Jason Shoultz. […]

Produce and Agriculture Threats: America’s Heartland – Episode 901

America’s Heartland is made possible by.. Farm Credit – financing agriculture and rural America since 1916.   Farm Credit is cooperatively owned by America’s farmers and ranchers. Learn more at farm credit dot com.   Croplife America.. Representing the companies whose modern farming innovations help America’s farmers provide nutritious food for communities around the globe. […]

Farm Tours Introduce Students to Local Agricultural Sustainability

>>BOB SULLIVAN: Let me see yours… let’s compare apples to apples. Four weekends of every Fall, we take about 100 kids put them onto buses and we take them to two farms. These guys are with Yale…>>SANDI ROSE: Hi Yale!… I am Sandy Rose and I am the current owner of Rose’s Berry Farm. We […]

Sustainable Agriculture

Governments serve as the structural framework for the functioning of most societies and have a wide range of responsibilities. While there are many types of governments, they are concerned about similar national issues from the economy to education to defense to health. Outside of the government itself, so many other groups influence society. This includes […]