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Facing Disaster, Head-On

Facing Disaster, Head-On

Hurricane Florence has caused an estimated $1 billion in damages to farms in the Carolinas, and the destruction continues. Lindsey interviews Davon Goodwin, a North Carolina farmer and manager of the Sandhills AGInnovation Center, to find out what it looks like on the ground, how farmers are trying to recover, and what can be done to build resilience in the future. AND, the farm bill expires September 30th. Ryan McCrimmon of Politico's Morning Agriculture gives us the rundown on what to expect by, and after, the deadline.

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Climate and the Future of Farming with Dr. Nathan Mueller

Climate and the Future of Farming with Dr. Nathan Mueller

Can farmers save the planet? We all know that the weather impacts agriculture, but farmers are also changing the weather. Dr. Nathan Mueller, head of the Mueller Lab at UC Irvine, walks us through cutting edge research on the relationship between ag and climate, and the powerful ways farmers can steer global environmental change.

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Farm Bill Politics 4: Down to the Wire

Farm Bill Politics 4: Down to the Wire

As the September 30th farm bill expiration date looms, Lindsey checks back in for a status update with NYFC's National Policy Director, Andrew Bahrenburg. What do the "Fab Four" have to do with farm bill conference negotiations? Will Congress pass a final farm bill in time? And what will happen to the programs young farmers rely on if they don't? Take action, and tell your Representatives that we need a #farmbillnow. Text "FARM" to 40649 today.

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About the Show

The internet is flooded with food photos, recipes and diet advice, partisan news, and farmer-inspired fashion, but who is listening to the farmers themselves?

Farmers grow your food and manage nearly half of all land on Earth! It’s time to pay attention to the policies, programs, and events that are shaping the future of agriculture.

Join host Lindsey Lusher Shute, Executive Director and co-founder of the National Young Farmers Coalition, for a fresh, farmer-centric take on food and farm policy. We talk with policy makers, experts and advocates, and, of course, farmers, about the most critical issues facing farming in the United States.

Lindsey has spent the past 8 years growing the NYFC movement from a few volunteers to a network of over 140,000 members and advocates. She was recognized as a “Champion of Change” by President Barack Obama, received the Glynwood “Harvest Award,” was named one of Food Tank’s “20 Food Leaders Under 40,” and an “American Food Hero” by Eating Well Magazine.

Learn more at youngfarmers.org

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Edited by Hannah Beal and recorded at Radio Kingston.

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