farming http://kuow.org en Can Fish Farms Thrive In The USA? http://kuow.org/post/can-fish-farms-thrive-usa Why hasn't fish farming taken off in the United States?<p>It's certainly not for lack of demand for the fish. Slowly but surely, seafood that's grown in aquaculture is taking over the seafood section at your supermarket, and the vast majority is imported. The shrimp and tilapia typically come from warm-water ponds in southeast Asia and Latin America. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 21:46:08 +0000 Dan Charles 32072 at http://kuow.org Can Fish Farms Thrive In The USA? How Drones And Satellites Can Boost The Biofuel Crop http://kuow.org/post/how-drones-and-satellites-can-boost-biofuel-crop <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/01/012214AK_Oilseed_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Northwest farmers are trying to get into the business of biofuels.<p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 20:48:30 +0000 Anna King 27520 at http://kuow.org How Drones And Satellites Can Boost The Biofuel Crop What It Takes To Grow A Meal http://kuow.org/post/what-it-takes-grow-meal-0 <p>Marcie Sillman talks with <a href="http://www.kurtwoodfarms.com/">Kurt Timmermeister</a>&nbsp;about his newest book, "Growing a Feast: The Chronicle of a Farm-to-Table Meal." Thu, 09 Jan 2014 22:44:37 +0000 Jeannie Yandel & Marcie Sillman 26808 at http://kuow.org What It Takes To Grow A Meal Forget Golf Courses: Subdivisions Draw Residents With Farms http://kuow.org/post/forget-golf-courses-subdivisions-draw-residents-farms When you picture a housing development in the suburbs, you might imagine golf courses, swimming pools, rows of identical houses.<p>But now, there's a new model springing up across the country that taps into the local food movement: Farms — complete with livestock, vegetables and fruit trees — are serving as the latest suburban amenity.<p>It's called development-supported agriculture, a more intimate version of community-supported agriculture — a farm-share program commonly known as CSA. Tue, 17 Dec 2013 08:15:00 +0000 Luke Runyon 25601 at http://kuow.org Forget Golf Courses: Subdivisions Draw Residents With Farms Wilcox Farms Fined For Serious Violations Long Before Silo Collapse http://kuow.org/post/wilcox-farms-fined-serious-violations-long-silo-collapse <p>Wilcox Farms, where a man was buried under tons of corn on Monday when a silo gave way, was cited for six violations last summer that could have put workers in serious danger, according to inspection reports. Wed, 04 Dec 2013 16:49:28 +0000 Sara Lerner 24891 at http://kuow.org Wilcox Farms Fined For Serious Violations Long Before Silo Collapse Organic Farmers Bash FDA Restrictions On Manure Use http://kuow.org/post/organic-farmers-bash-fda-restrictions-manure-use Many organic farmers are hopping mad at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and their reason involves perhaps the most underappreciated part of agriculture: plant food, aka fertilizer. Thu, 21 Nov 2013 08:22:00 +0000 Dan Charles 24196 at http://kuow.org Organic Farmers Bash FDA Restrictions On Manure Use Spread Of Stink Bugs Alarms Growers, Scientists http://kuow.org/post/spread-stink-bugs-alarms-growers-scientists <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/11/103113TB_StinkBug_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>A malodorous invasive bug has gone from a worry to a certifiable nuisance for some Northwest farmers and gardeners. The name of this insect is a mouthful: the brown marmorated stink bug.<p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 14:05:07 +0000 Tom Banse 23085 at http://kuow.org Spread Of Stink Bugs Alarms Growers, Scientists Northwest Winemakers Ready For 'Intense' Vintage http://kuow.org/post/northwest-winemakers-ready-intense-vintage <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/08/091913AK_Wine_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Wine grapes throughout the Northwest are ripening faster this year because of the hot dry summer. Vineyard managers and winemakers are preparing for a breakneck harvest over the next few weeks -- if it stays warm.<p>This year Eastern Washington had record-setting heat in July, while Oregon had consistently warm weather. Tue, 20 Aug 2013 15:31:33 +0000 Anna King 18875 at http://kuow.org Northwest Winemakers Ready For 'Intense' Vintage Michelle Rhee: A "Radical" On Education Reform http://kuow.org/post/michelle-rhee-radical-education-reform <p></p><p></p><p>Michelle Rhee says our education system is failing. The founder and CEO of <a href="http://studentsfirst.org">StudentsFirst</a> and former chancellor of Washington, DC, public schools says she would rigorously evaluate teachers, end tenure and boost pay for high-performing teachers while firing the least effective. Her critics say her reliance on test scores and support for school vouchers would destroy the public education system. Michelle Rhee joins us for a conversation about students, standardized tests, teachers unions, charter schools and her new book, "Radical: Fighting to Put Students First."</p><p> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 23:38:01 +0000 PRODUCER 8480 at http://kuow.org Michelle Rhee: A "Radical" On Education Reform Farm Bill Extension Leaves Out Many In Northwest http://kuow.org/post/farm-bill-extension-leaves-out-many-northwest <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/01/010313AK_farmbill_web_0.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>RICHLAND, Wash. – Many Northwest growers are left out of the partial extension of the U.S. Farm Bill included in this week’s fiscal cliff legislation. The new law largely covers conventional agriculture and not the organics, specialty crops and conservation programs that our region’s farmers are known for.<p>A popular USDA conservation program encourages some farmers to turn their crop ground back into bunch grass or native forbs. Fri, 04 Jan 2013 17:45:10 +0000 editor 6100 at http://kuow.org Farm Bill Extension Leaves Out Many In Northwest Northwest Growers Expand Olive Tree Operations http://kuow.org/post/northwest-growers-expand-olive-tree-operations Groves of olive trees might bring to mind for you sun-soaked Mediterranean or Californian landscapes. But in the last 10 years, a few Northwest growers have significantly ramped-up their production of domestic olive oil. They harvest just in time for the holidays.<p>The Durant family started in the wine grape business in Yamhill County, Oregon. The family diversified into olive growing about seven years ago.<p>They have found that certain varieties of olive trees do OK despite the damp chill of Northwest winters. Tue, 13 Nov 2012 17:04:12 +0000 editor 3503 at http://kuow.org Northwest Growers Expand Olive Tree Operations