America's Heartland

America's Heartland

Much of the food Americans eat is produced by farmers and ranchers in the country's heartland, but many people don't know how it's produced. "America's Heartland" provides information about the people and processes responsible for the availability of food and fuel across the country and around the world. The show's reporters and producers tell stories in topics that include farm families, consumer issues, animal welfare and crop sustainability. Some episodes also take the show abroad to countries such as Egypt and Taiwan, to show the impact American agriculture has on the global economy.

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Sat, 4/27 at 7:30 am America/Chicago on KLRU Q

Fairs and festivals that celebrate rural lifestyle, including the National Cornbread Festival in Tennessee; chef Sharon Vaknin serves up country cooking with dishes using barley; a small Iowa town's annual festival.

Sat, 5/4 at 7:30 am America/Chicago on KLRU Q

Georgia peaches; Oregon brewery; a Tennessee community celebrates the heritage music of the mountain dulcimer.