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"Farming for the Bottom Line" ~ Sue Balcom on Designer Fruits

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Thursday, February 20, 2020 – Dr. Jerry Hatfield is the former director of the National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment in Ames, Iowa. He’ll be speaking at the “Farming for the Bottom Line” conference next week at Bismarck State College on the subject of “Future Directions & Challenges for Agriculture.” He joins us to preview his remarks. ~~~ Over 13 million American households get their drinking water from private wells. Yesterday, we heard about contamination concerns involving those wells. They don’t have testing requirements for water quality, meaning dangerous contamination can go unchecked. But as Harvest Public Media’s Christina Stella reports, that blind spot has led to a push in rural communities to learn how to test their private wells. ~~~ Sue Balcom is here for Main Street Eats. Today’s topic is designer fruits. ~~~ Doug and Christine McClellan have our What’s Happening calendar of events.