Episode 411   addthis
Host Paul Ryan visits the Henry A Wallace Country Life Center in Orient, Iowa. Wallace was an innovator who furthered the goals of agriculture in America. Reporter Sarah Gardner looks at farming practices that improve America's air quality by capturing Carbon Dioxide and placing it in the soil. Reporter Jason Shoultz visits an organic farm in Florida working hard to support community agriculture. Reporter Yolanda Vazquez travels to Kentucky where a new research project is assessing how goats can be used to eradicate a noxious weed found all across the South.

Carbon CaptureCarbon Capture
Global warming, which most experts tie directly to carbon dioxide being emitted into the air, is gaining increasingly awareness. But, surprisingly, it turns out that farmers can have a large role in combating global warming by using methods designed to slow the release of carbon into the air.



Fresh ChoiceFresh Choice
At Crescent Moon Organic Farm, near Apalachicola Florida, Jack Simmons and Carmen Sturchio take great pride in providing high quality, local crops to restaurants, farmers markets, and customers of "Community Supported Agriculture."


Wallace Country Life CenterWallace Country Life Center
Former U.S. vice president Henry Wallace was well known for his interest in improving crop yields, specifically corn. However Dianne Weiland, director of the Henry A. Wallace Country Life center in Greenfield, Iowa, explains that Wallace was also among the first to introduce important soil conservation practices.


Rolling Up A RecordNot Kidding Around
In the Mid South, researchers are finding that kudzu and goats are a match made in....Kentucky! While goat meat consumption is on the rise in the U.S., so are livestock feed prices. So the University of Kentucky is working with ranchers to "repurpose" the invasive Kudzu - turning it into a tasty treat for foraging goats.


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