Episode 515 addthis
Reporter Sarah Gardner discovers how an Ohio State University professor addresses animal welfare for consumers and farmers. African American vintners in California expand their offerings as they tap new wine markets. John Lobertini heads for Maine where the state's biggest harvest is timber. Reporter Yolanda Vazquez takes us to Delaware and a produce farm that can't keep up with customer demand.

Farm & Ranch ResearchFarm & Ranch Research
Sarah Gardner visits a university in Ohio launching new research and training programs to foster a change in human-animal interaction. The studies come as consumer want more information on animal welfare central to food production.



Vintner VenturesVintner Ventures
Grape growing and wine making have expanded dramatically in the U.S. recently, resulting in a wealth of new players coming on board. We take you to California where a group of African American vintners is toasting to a new awareness of wine for your table.


Hardwood HarvestsHardwood Harvests
Maine is the most heavily forested state in the entire country with close to 90-percent of state land covered with trees. Most of that timberland is privately owned. John Lobertini visits one landowner whose begun a program to educate consumers and producers on better ways to use this resource.


Just PeachyJust Peachy!
Farm fresh produce is one of the draws for consumers to farmers markets. One Delaware farm family has decided that providing consumers with a 'hand's on' opportunity to harvest their fruit also gives them a unique view of agriculture today. Reporter Yolanda Vasquez visits Bennett Orchards whose history on the land dates back 150 years.


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