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First Aired - 03/13/2014 01:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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This week we welcomed Jerry Caldari into the studio. Jerry is one of the architects behind Brooklyn Grange, an urban farm located on the rooftop of a 6-story industrial building. Jerry tells us about how large a scale this rooftop farming project was from an architectural standpoint, and expresses his optimism about the future of urban farming. This program has been sponsored by Fairway Market. Today's music provided by Takstar.

"Brooklyn Grange wasn't a science project, it was a business plan with a business model." [4:00]

"I'm excited that you can grow things to eat in the city." [21:45]

--Jerry Caldari on The Farm Report


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First Aired - 01/30/2014 01:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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Erin Fairbanks digs into the lamb business with David Piestch of the Australian Lamb Council on this week's edition of The Farm Report. Tune into this episode to hear why Australians eat twenty times more lamb than people in the United States, and the roots of the industry in wool. Find out what types of Australian lamb carcasses are shipped to the United States based on the cuts that Americans prefer. Why are most Australian lambs raised on pasture? Does Australian lamb importation affect the bottom line of local producers in the States? Tune in to this episode for more on global trade, and how larger scale production can ensure a certain consistency of product. Thanks to our sponsor, White Oak Pastures. Music provided by Idgy Dean.

"We eat about twenty times the amount of lamb in Australia than you do in the United States." [3:30]

"While people love producing lamb, it's not the most profitable thing in the world, especially with seasonal conditions... But our farmers are proud to produce pasture-raised lamb and ship it all over the world." [7:00]

-- David Piestch on The Farm Report


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First Aired - 05/17/2012 01:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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On today's episode of The Farm Report, Erin Fairbanks is chatting with Atina Diffley, farmer at Gardens of Eagan outside of Minneapolis/St. Paul, and author of the new book Turn Here Sweet Corn: Organic Farming Works. Tune in to hear Atina recount the experiences of being an organic farmer during a boom of big agriculture, the importance of organic certification, and trying to run and salvage a farm during suburban construction in Minnesota. Atina also explains what is the process of "soil building" entails, and how you can convert a chemically farmed plot into a true organic farm in 36 months. Now, Atina has given up farming to focus on writing, speaking, and telling her and her husband's stories. Tune in to learn more! This episode has been brought to you by Hearst Ranch.

"The Monsantos and these organizations that a lot of people complain about are not just going to change because it's the right thing to do. We as farmers and consumers have to create the lives and world that we want, and we have the power to do that." -- Atina Diffley on The Farm Report


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