Unravel the secrets behind new research that shows Washington State farmers how to grow more wheat with less water. Then, tempt your taste buds with apples in New Jersey and gain knowledge about turkeys you may not have previously had.
Using Water Wisely
Farmers in eastern Washington have to contend with limited water supplies while raising the wheat the makes the region famous. The area sometimes gets as little as six inches of rain each year. But scientists are researching ways to make that small amount of water sufficient for growing good crops.
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Farm to Fork: Sweet Stuff from Apple Trees
Apples are one of our favorite foods. Chef Dave Lieberman travels to New Jersey and the Terhune Orchards, where the family grows more than two dozen different types of apples. Dave gathers some of the family’s tasty apples to make pork loin with an apple filling.
Cycling Back to the Land
Shayne Suppes once thought his future lay away from the farm. His interest in motorcycles took him to a job in southern California, a long way from the fields on his family’s farm in Kansas. His parents and grandparents were hoping that he would stay home to continue in farming. After eight years, their wish was fulfilled.
Fast Facts About Food: Folate in Your Food
You may never think about them, but the folate in the food you eat plays an important role in your overall health. Folate and folic fcid are also very important to distinct groups of people, including children and pregnant women. The good news is that the B vitamins which comprise the folic acid family are easy to acquire from our daily diet.
Along the Way: Turkeys You may only think about turkeys at Thanksgiving, but these native American birds have been an important part of America’s poultry history for hundreds of years. Paul Robin takes you back in time to find out how the turkey got its name, and how the bird has become an increasingly important part of our diets.