Field Notes: Top ag and food stories of 2013 | KBIA

Field Notes: Top ag and food stories of 2013

Jan 3, 2014

The scarecrow, who appears in Chipotle's animated new online-only ad.
Credit YouTube, "Back to the Start."

This is the latest installment of Harvest Public Media’s Field Notes, in which we talk about important issues related to food production.

The drought was easily the biggest story on the farm beat in 2012. But this past year, many of the stories filed by Harvest Public Media reporters focused on food politics and the divide between large industry groups and proponents of organic, sustainable and local foods.

HPM's Peggy Lowe joins me for this week's Field Notes to talk about the past year's top and most popular stories in agriculture and food production, including the Super Bowl's "God Made a Farmer" ad, Chipotle's animated commercial "The Scarecrow," Wal-Mart's local foods push and Harvest Public Media's documentary on the aging of the American farmer.