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, 8/24 at 7:30 am America/Chicago on KLRU Q

Florida ranchers save a historic breed of cattle; Alabama's oldest farmers market; sweet and spicy corn fritters; a farm school in New Mexico helps residents in an economically disadvantaged community.

Sat, 8/31 at 7:30 am America/Chicago on KLRU Q

A direct-to-consumer sales program brings success to a California organic farm; a Nebraska farm family cashes in on the demand for gluten-free flour made from sorghum; a farm-to-school program brings local products into the school lunchroom.

Sat, 9/7 at 7:30 am America/Chicago on KLRU Q