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NDSU's Frayne Olson ~ Hunger Free ND

Sep 3, 2019

Frayne Olson
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Tuesday, September 3, 2019 – Frayne Olson, North Dakota State University crop marketing economist, joins us to discuss some of the challenges facing farmers in this era of tariff wars. ~~~ Most of the corn grown in the United States goes into livestock feed and ethanol, but people in the Midwest will literally wait in line for an ear of fresh, hot, corn on the cob. Harvest Public Media’s Amy Mayer reports. ~~~ For environmentalists, wind energy is the crown jewel of renewable resources … until it’s time to close the wind farm down. As Harvest Public Media’s Christina Stella reports, wind energy’s waste problem is counterintuitive to the industry’s green mission. ~~~ The Hunger Free North Dakota Coalition is marking 10 years of helping people. Since March, we’ve been highlighting the different efforts undertaken by the coalition members. This month we conclude that series as we hear about the reasons food insecurity has increased in the state. We visit with health and nutrition consultant Karen Ehrens and the new president of the Great Plains Food Bank, Melissa Sobolik, who will also tell us about their statewide summit coming up on the 24th.