Farming http://peoriapublicradio.org en Exploring the right to farm http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/exploring-right-farm <p></p><div>Individual state constitutions across the nation spell out a host of guaranteed rights for their citizens … for example, same sex marriage or collective bargaining. But what about the right to farm? &nbsp; Harvest Public Media’s Bill Wheelhouse reports on what’s behind a new drive to establish that guarantee:</div><p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 12:53:36 +0000 Alex Rusciano 6867 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Exploring the right to farm Conversation on "The Midwest Farmer's Daughter" http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/conversation-midwest-farmers-daughter <p>Most people are aware that there are fewer farmers today than 30 years ago. But what about the celebrated icon of the farmer’s daughter? &nbsp; One man who grew up on a multi-generation farm in Iowa and watched what the years have done to his way of life has chronicled these changes in a book titled “The Midwest Farmer’s Daughter”. &nbsp; &nbsp;And while author Zachary Michael Jack was accurate in his observation that there are fewer farmer’s daughters, he found that the number of female farmers is increasing. &nbsp;Bill Wheelhouse of Harvest Public Media spoke with him:</p><p></p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 13:08:35 +0000 Denise Molina 4181 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Conversation on "The Midwest Farmer's Daughter" Out and About - March 29, 2013 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/out-and-about-march-29-2013 <P>This week, we're talking with Doug Day, director of "What Will Be Your Legacy?" a short play which explores issues about family farming, organic food, and land use. The play is intended to&nbsp;set up&nbsp;a discussion with the audience about policy options and personal choices. Performances in Peoria are Friday and Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. The play will also travel to Urbana and Springfield in the next few weeks.</P> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 19:15:39 +0000 Nathan Irwin 3224 at http://peoriapublicradio.org