Grant Gerlock

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  • Username: ggerlock
  • Assistant News Director
  • Role: Producer/Reporter: Station-Based

Recent Pieces from Grant Gerlock

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Farmers plowing up more of the prairie (04:20)
From: Harvest Public Media Group

In recent years, farmers in the Midwest have transformed millions of acres of prairie grass to rows of corn. High crop prices are a big motivation, but some also believe crop ...
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Herbicide drift threatens Midwest vineyards (04:49)
From: Harvest Public Media Group

Across the Midwest, states are promoting the wine industry as a way to boost tourism and economic development in rural areas. But as vineyards move in next door to ...
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Who wants biotech wheat? (04:12)
From: Harvest Public Media Group

Most of the corn and soybeans grown in the U.S. are genetically modified. But not wheat. That’s why it was so surprising when Roundup-resistant wheat was discovered in an ...
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At the farmers market, with food stamps (04:02)
From: Harvest Public Media Group

7 million Americans are enrolled in the SNAP program, or food stamps, **(including one out of every 10 Nebraskans.) SNAP is the biggest spending item in the farm bill. And ...
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Generic seeds could have a short lifespan (04:15)
From: Harvest Public Media Group

In a case argued this month (Feb. 19) before the U.S. Supreme Court, Indiana farmer Vernon Bowman (BOH-muhn) is challenging the reach of Monsanto’s patent rights on Roundup ...
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Food stamps dividing support for farm bill (05:12)
From: Harvest Public Media Group

Farm groups are demanding a new farm bill from Congress. The current law expires at the end of September. But an issue that goes beyond the farm is taking over the debate. ...
Caption: Bluestem Lake near Lincoln, Nebraska.

Mercury Rises on Coal Costs (04:03)
From: KQED

Half of the airborne mercury pollution in the US comes from coal-fired power plants. After years of study and debate, the Environmental Protection Agency is planning to ...
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#3: Bioplastic Boom (04:40)
From: KQED

Companies like Coca-Cola, Pepsi, and Heinz ketchup have determined that plastic made from plants — not oil — makes sense both for the environment and for business. The ...