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Women find big role in small and midsize farms
Sep. 10, 2015
The number of farms owned and operated by women has tripled in the U.S. in recent decades, amid a changing economy.
Farms see record sales despite drought
Aug. 27, 2015
While the drought has put a strain on California agriculture, its farms actually set an all-time record for total sales — $54 billion — in 2014. How? By pumping more water from their wells.
SIU Carbondale research finds organic farmers subject to social stigma of 'weedy fields'
Aug. 26, 2015
While consumers might seek out organic food for its purity, organic farmers have a reputation for being anything but.
How drones could transform agriculture
Feb. 16, 2015
At farm shows across the country, drones have become as ubiquitous as John Deere tractors.
Daughter of Holocaust survivor visits region in turmoil to reconnect with her roots
Jul. 16, 2014
Today, we look at the reasons for low minority enrollment in some elite schools on Chicago's North Side. And, a look at the CPS budget. And, host Ayana Contreras joins us for another Reclaimed Soul.
Drought drives drilling frenzy for groundwater
Jul. 14, 2014
The drought in California may be thousands of miles away, but it’s having a direct effect on the rest of the country, including the Great Lakes region.
Majority of Illinois crops are genetically engineered
Jul. 8, 2014
Illinois farmers are increasingly turning to corn and soybean crops that can withstand drought.
The latest threat to the Great Lakes: Toxic algae
Apr. 30, 2014
Climate change, agricultural runoff are factors in a resurgent plague.
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