farming http://kuow.org en California Farmers Ask: Hey Buddy, Can You Spare Some Water? http://kuow.org/post/california-farmers-ask-hey-buddy-can-you-spare-some-water Imagine if a gallon of milk cost $3 in your town, but 100 miles away it cost $100, or even $200.<p>Something similar is happening right now in California with water that farmers use to irrigate their crops. Mon, 09 Jun 2014 20:06:00 +0000 Dan Charles 36073 at http://kuow.org California Farmers Ask: Hey Buddy, Can You Spare Some Water? New Organic Fertilizer Less Smelly, More Popular With Farm Workers http://kuow.org/post/new-organic-fertilizer-less-smelly-more-popular-farm-workers <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/05/051614AK_Fishyfix_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>When you think organic, you probably visualize fresh, sweet-smelling fruits and vegetables. But what makes that delicious organic produce grow?<p> Mon, 19 May 2014 15:20:28 +0000 Anna King 34721 at http://kuow.org New Organic Fertilizer Less Smelly, More Popular With Farm Workers How To Win An Old-Fashioned Plowing Competition http://kuow.org/post/how-win-old-fashioned-plowing-competition <p>The horses are beefy, the farmers nostalgic and the legacy long. Fri, 16 May 2014 17:43:54 +0000 Sarah Eden Wallace 34598 at http://kuow.org How To Win An Old-Fashioned Plowing Competition 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? Getting Fresh: Spring Into Delicious Edition http://kuow.org/post/getting-fresh-spring-delicious-edition <p></p><p>Ross Reynolds talks with Sheryl Wiser of<a href="http://www.cascadeharvest.org/"> Cascade Harvest</a> about what spring will bring to local farmers markets. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 17:27:47 +0000 Arwen Nicks & Ross Reynolds 31676 at http://kuow.org Getting Fresh: Spring Into Delicious Edition How The Farm Bill Funds Environmental Programs, Too http://kuow.org/post/how-farm-bill-funds-environmental-programs-too The Farm Bill doesn't just put billions of dollars into agriculture programs. The Agricultural Act of 2014, as the bill is formally called, will also affect conservation of Northwest wildlife and natural resources.<p><a href="http://agriculture.house.gov/sites/republicans.agriculture.house.gov/files/pdf/legislation/AgriculturalAct2014.pdf" title="The House has passed">The House has passed</a> a version of the bill, and it's expected to go to the Senate Monday.<p>Inside this bill are some important conservation and energy programs. Mon, 03 Feb 2014 17:05:28 +0000 Courtney Flatt 28115 at http://kuow.org How The Farm Bill Funds Environmental Programs, Too What The Farm Bill Tucked Beneath Northwest Christmas Trees http://kuow.org/post/what-farm-bill-tucked-beneath-northwest-christmas-trees A once-stalled plan to support Christmas tree growers nationwide could be on its way to winning congressional approval as part of the new Farm Bill.<p>A provision in the bill adds a 15-cent surcharge on the cost of Christmas trees sold by larger farms. The revenue would help market those trees -- a potential boon for growers in Oregon, which leads the country in Christmas tree production.<p>You’ve likely heard of the dairy industry’s famous "Got Milk?" campaign but you’ve probably never heard an ad that asks, "Got Christmas Trees?"<p>The U.S. Fri, 31 Jan 2014 16:43:32 +0000 Devan Schwartz 27990 at http://kuow.org What The Farm Bill Tucked Beneath Northwest Christmas Trees How The Farm Bill Could Make It Harder To Track Down Pollution http://kuow.org/post/how-farm-bill-could-make-it-harder-track-down-pollution Last year, the Environmental Protection Agency messed up. And now the mistake has led to a fight between open government advocates and farmers.<p>The <a href="http://www.blunt.senate.gov/public/_cache/files/010ba920-d3c8-41b2-8ea7-721786d0fdd8/6-6-13%20Letter%20to%20EPA%20re%20Info%20Release.pdf" title="EPA accidentaly released">EPA accidentally released</a> the names and addresses of 80,000 farmers to environmental groups. Fri, 24 Jan 2014 17:00:50 +0000 Courtney Flatt 27568 at http://kuow.org How The Farm Bill Could Make It Harder To Track Down Pollution 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 Getting Fresh With Ross And Sheryl: Sunchokes And Parsnips http://kuow.org/post/getting-fresh-ross-and-sheryl-sunchokes-and-parsnips <p>Ross Reynolds talks with Sheryl Wiser of the <a href="http://www.cascadeharvest.org/">Cascade Harvest Coalition</a> about what is fresh at the farmer's market this week.</p><p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 23:17:41 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Arwen Nicks 27403 at http://kuow.org Getting Fresh With Ross And Sheryl: Sunchokes And Parsnips 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 Seattle 2013: A Year In Protest http://kuow.org/post/seattle-2013-year-protest <p>As we looked back on the last year, debating which stories to highlight here, we noticed a trend that surprised us: 2013 was a year of activism and protest in the Seattle area. Mon, 30 Dec 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Bond Huberman 26168 at http://kuow.org Seattle 2013: A Year In Protest 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