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After Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s victory in the Iowa Caucuses many are questioning the political importance of ethanol, an industry that has long held sway in the political scene of Iowa and much of the Midwest.

Eating local is a challenge in places where snow flies in the winter. There are plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables at grocery stores, but they’re imported from places like California or Mexico. One potential solution could be right below our feet.

Today’s cows are churning out more milk than ever, partially thanks to the gene pool. But that focus on genetics to produce more milk has some prominent livestock advocates ringing alarm bells.

In the tiny rural town of Cody, Nebraska, students from the local school system run the town grocery store.

As researchers develop new technologies that allow them to change the genetics of livestock, the U.S. regulatory system is grappling with new issues.

A Kansas City nonprofit pays at-risk teenage boys as they learn about entrepreneurship through growing and selling fresh vegetables.

Before the Midwest was turned over to plows and center pivots, most of it was a sea of grass. Now, several environmental groups are working in the Midwest to turn back the dial of history. 

If Iowans can't get presidential candidates to talk food policy, will these issues remain largely absent from the campaign?

Feasting on Fuel, part 5: Americans rely on a litany of fossil-fueled machines that bring us everything from pre-made pie dough to bagged lettuce. That convenience comes with a growing energy cost.

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