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Erin Fairbanks, Executive Director of HeritageRadioNetwork.org, explores building a strong community and sustainable farm system. Each week on The Farm Report, Erin digs into the nitty-gritty of agriculture with the people producing our food. Conversations with the nations most important agents for change may explore distribution networks, dissect policy issues, or other current issues in the world of agriculture and food.




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Episode 318: Susan Streit Sherman

On an all new episode of The Farm Report, host Erin Fairbanks is joined in the studio by Susan Streit Sherman. Susan is the author of the blog Crate Cooking, a journal of how she seasonally shops, cooks and eats in the small Greenwich Village studio apartment she shares with her husband and young daughter. She has worked as a private chef, a line cook, an assistant food editor at Martha Stewart, recipe tester, farm inspector, food stylist, and teacher, just to name a few.

Duration: 00:45:52

Episode 317: Gabriele Ludwig and Almond Sustainability

This week on The Farm Report, host Erin Fairbanks is joined by Gabriele Ludwig, Director of Sustainability & Environmental Affairs for the Almond Board of California. In her current position, she has been instrumental in the development of the California Almond Sustainability Program, and continues to encourage a diverse range of research on almonds and environmental issues.

Duration: 00:38:27

Episode 315: The High Cost of Cheap Labor

This week on The Farm Report, co-hosts Challey Comer and Maria Rojas are joined by Sarah Gray Miller, the Editor-In-Chief of Modern Farmer, to discuss an article from the magazine's most recent issue titled "The High Cost of Cheap Labor." New immigration orders will greatly impact the food world, and this piece is an in-depth look at the facts and history of farm workers in the U.S., as well as a frank discussion with farmers that these policies affect.

Duration: 00:38:27

Episode 313: John Flahavan & Meryl Williams

This week on The Farm Report, host Erin Fairbanks welcomes John Flahavan, the sixth-generation CEO of Flahavan's Irish Oats. The first family connection to the Flahavan’s name can be traced back to about 1785 when Thomas Dunn took over the mill. Dunn was the great-great-great-grandfather of John Flahavan who is the Managing Director of the company today. After the break, we're joined by Meryl Williams, star of the forthcoming short film Biophilia. Meryl plays the lead role of Rachel, an...

Duration: 00:53:18

Episode 306: Introducing Challey Comer!

On the season premiere of The Farm Report, Erin Fairbanks introduces her new co-host, Challey Comer! Challey is a sustainability manager for Blue Apron, and has devoted her career to research, development and promotion of the agriculture industry. Tune in to hear them discuss their small town upbringings, Challey's background in engineering and farming, what the presidential transition means for the agriculture industry, and more!

Duration: 00:43:10

Episode 305: Ariane Daguin of D'Artagnan


Duration: 00:47:20

Episode 281: Climate Change & Soil

Andre Leu, President of IFOAM – Organics International, the only global umbrella organization of the organic world, joins host Holli...

Duration: 00:50:35

Episode 280: Cabot Creamery Cooperative& One of its 1,200 Owners

This week, one hundredCabot Creamery dairy farmers descend upon Metro New York as part of their second ever Farmers’ Gratitude...

Duration: 00:40:35

Episode 278: Raising the World’s Absolute Best Chicken with Joyce Farms

Located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Joyce Farms is a family-run operation dedicated to raising high-quality all-natural meats–including poultry, beef, and...

Duration: 00:39:14

Episode 277: Bridging the Gap From Plant Breeders to Eaters

Holli Cederholm was on-site at Organic Seed Alliance’s 8th Organic Seed Growers Conference in Corvallis, Oregon, on February 5-6, 2016,...

Duration: 00:40:37

Episode 276: Revival of the American Guiniea Hog & Other Heritage Meats

As part of HRN’s lead-up to the Charleston Wine + Food festival, Chef Craig Deihl joins The Farm Report this...

Duration: 00:39:32

Episode 275: Deb Soule, Herbalist and Founder of Avena Botanicals

Deb Soule, herbalist and founder of Avena Botanicals in Midcoast Maine, joins The Farm Report to talk about her practice...

Duration: 00:41:32

Episode 274: Grounds for Dreaming: Mexican Americans, Mexican Immigrants, and the California Farmworker Movement

Lori Flores, PhD, Assistant Professor of History at Stony Brook University (SUNY), joins The Farm Report to discuss her book:...

Duration: 00:42:04

Episode 273: It All Starts with a Seed

The Farm Report is back for 2016(!), hosted by guest host Holli Cederholm. She starts off the season as most...

Duration: 00:41:15

Episode 272: Meet Holli Cederholm

Wrapping up another great season, Erin Fairbanks introduces listeners to the new guest host of The Farm Report starting in...

Duration: 00:36:04

Episode 271: Christmas Trees Continued

Continuing a close look at Christmas trees, Erin Fairbanks welcomes Lars Crooks to The Farm Report from Tuckamony Farm, one...

Duration: 00:45:54

Episode 270: Christmas Tree Farmers Association of New York

Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree… Ever wonder where your Christmas tree comes from? The Farm Report gets the scoop...

Duration: 00:35:45

Episode 269: The B Side

Tune in for this special episode of The Farm Report for a preview of the upcoming show, The B-Side, where...

Duration: 00:52:49

Episode 268: USDA Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden

Tune in for a special partnered episode of Eating Matters and The Farm Report as hosts Kim Kessler and Erin...

Duration: 00:47:32

Episode 267: Good News from Africa: Slow Food’s Edie Mukiibi & Richard McCarthy

This week on The Farm Report, Erin Fairbanks is in studio with Edie Mukiibi, Vice President of Slow Food International,...

Duration: 00:54:35

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