About Us

Harvest Public Media is a reporting collaboration focused on issues of food, fuel and field. Based at KCUR in Kansas City, Harvest covers these agriculture-related topics through an expanding network of reporters and partner stations throughout the Midwest.


Global demand for food and fuel is rising, and the push and pull for resources has serious ramifications for all of us. We all eat, so we all have a stake in how our food is produced. We examine issues like climate change, food safety, biofuel production, animal welfare, water quality and sustainability with in-depth and unbiased reporting. See a list of the journalism awards we've won.


Most Harvest Public Media stories begin with radio — regular reports air on our member stations in the Midwest. Harvest also explores issues through online analyses, television documentaries, video, and on social media. We are committed to the highest journalistic standards. Click here to read our ethics policy.


Harvest Public Media is a Local Journalism Center launched in 2010 with the support of a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Today, the collaboration is supported by the Harvest Public Media partner stations, as well as by media outlets that pay for access to Harvest Public Media's work. In the future, we hope to also incorporate funding contributions from underwriters and individuals.


KCUR 89.3 in Kansas City (lead station); Iowa Public Radio; NET, which operates public TV and radio networks statewide in Nebraska; KBIA in Columbia, Mo.; and KUNC in Greeley, Colo.


NET Nebraska, KCPT in Kansas City, and Rocky Mountain PBS in Denver comprise the Harvest Public Media Video Unit. Check out our YouTube channel.


High Plains Public Radio/KANZ in Garden City, Kan.; Kansas Public Radio/KANU in Lawrence; KMUW in Wichita, Kan.; WFIU/Earth Eats in Bloomington, Ind.; KVNO in Omaha, Neb.; Prairie Public Broadcasting in Fargo, N.D.; Tri States Public Radio in Macomb, Ill.; WVIK, Quad Cities in Rock Island, Ill.; KRCU in southeast Missouri; and KSMU in Springfield, Mo.

Learn more about our partners.


By email: editor@harvestpublicmedia.org

By phone: 816-235-2828

By fax: 816-235-2865

By mail: c/o KCUR

4825 Troost, Suite 202

Kansas City, MO 64110

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