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America's Heartland
Home Page: http://www.americasheartland.org
Channel: KWSU

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
6:00 PM

Reporter John Lobertini takes us to the rocky coast of Maine where lobster fishermen are facing new challenges as they harvest crustaceans from the Atlantic Ocean. Sarah Gardner discovers how Arkansas farmers are finding fish farming to be profitable-hundreds of miles from the ocean. And a special kind of oyster farming in Maryland's is helping clean up pollution in Chesapeake Bay.



Thursday, July 24, 2014
8:30 AM

Head south for an H2O harvest of crawfish in Louisiana. Sample some exotic recipes made with Belgian endive. Join the search as "working dogs" look for dangerous plant pests and celebrate a special anniversary as an Ohio farm family marks two hundred years of working their land.



Wednesday, July 30, 2014
6:00 PM

Reporter Rob Stewart says that it's usually sons and daughters that follow in the footsteps of their farming parents. At this Indiana farm, however, it's dad who's returned to the farm after a long career away from the land. Akiba Howard visits a Nebraska wheat farm where the parents are giving their young children the skills to one day take over their farming operations. Jason Shoultz travels to Africa to see how American wheat is benefitting food choices for both people and animals. And we visit an Idaho farm where the focus is all about barley to create distinctive beers.



Thursday, July 31, 2014
8:30 AM

Head for the school room to see how Wisconsin's "Farm to Fork" program benefits students. Explore the science behind Arizona's plan to turn algae into livestock feed. Join the trek to California's asparagus fields...just in time for the harvest. Serve yourself to a helping of history on sweet potatoes.