The Pay-What-You-Can Cafe Revolution

In this episode, we meet some pioneers of the “pay what you can” café movement throughout the Midwest. In South Dakota, we visit Fork Real Community Café, where local lawyers dine along s...


Iowa has had enough of CAFOs

Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Art Cullen comes on to talk about the pressure of the hog industry on Iowa's environment, joined by Wisconsin Farmer Lisa Doerr. Support the Western Iowa...


How Were Iowa Farmers Impacted by the August Derecho?

Hear from folks who were on the ground in Central Iowa during the Derecho storm in August. Despite Iowa’s history of weather extremes, the state struggled to bring relief to those affecte...


The Heartland Forum with Art Cullen

Art Cullen, the Pulitzer Prize winning editor of Iowa's Storm Lake Times joins the show today to talk about the Democratic candidates whose panel he moderated recently at the Heartland Fo...


Democratic candidates swarmed the Family Farmers Rally in Iowa. What did they have to say?

FERN reporter Leah Douglas attended the Family Farmers Rally in Storm City Iowa where 5 democrats tried to explain that they have a recipe to fix american agriculture. At least they are t...


Good Intentions: The Renewable Fuels Standard

What did Ted Cruz get right that the 2020 field of Democratic Presidential candidates are getting wrong? The answer is his view that the Renewable Fuels Standard is failed policy in need ...


Zone Envy – Zone 5

This month on We Dig Plants, hosts Alice Marcus Krieg and Carmen Devito visit Zone 5 of the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map, which includes parts of both Nebraska and Iowa.


La Quercia’s Kathy Echkouse to Charcuterie winners at GFA 2016

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