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Harvest Public Media - Illinois Public Media News - July 17, 2013

Food Hubs Try To Grow Local Farms

The story was produced for Harvest Public Media, a collaboration of public broadcasting stations in the Midwest covering food and agriculture issues.

By Sean Powers

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(Duration: 4:04)

Marty Travis, right, started the Stewards of the Land food hub in 2005. His son Will, left, helps him transport food from local farms to area restaurants.

Restaurants across the country have jumped on the local food bandwagon. They’re trying to source more of their produce from nearby farms, but it's not easy. Enter: Food hubs.








NPR - Illinois Public Media News - July 08, 2013

Farming Got Hip In Iran Some 12,000 Years Ago, Ancient Seeds Reveal

By Rhitu Chatterjee

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(Duration: 3:57)

The seeds and other evidence of Stone Age farming, including tools that looked like sickles, were uncovered at a dig site in the foothills of Iran's Zagros mountains.

Archaeologists digging in the foothills of Iran's Zagros Mountains have discovered the remains of a Stone Age farming community. It turns out that people living there were growing plants like barley, peas and lentils as early as 12,000 years ago.



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