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Seeing a Story

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/03/11Mar20-Kona-Joe-Coffee-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Sometimes people not only want to hear a story, they’d like to see it.  That’s the case here – for…

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Harvesting By Hand

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/03/10Mar20-Kona-Joe-Coffee-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)On this farm the harvest is still done by hand.  There is automation that may be used on some farms,…

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The One State That Grows Coffee

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/03/09Mar20-Kona-Joe-Coffee-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)There’s only one state in the U.S. that can grow coffee commercially.  In a moment I’ll take you to the…

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A Difficult Nut to Crack

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/02/06Mar20-Hawaii-Macadamia-Nuts-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)When someone runs into a difficult challenge they may say, “it’s a difficult nut to crack.”  Today I’ll take you…

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Months of Harvest

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/02/05Mar20-Hawaii-Macadamia-Nuts-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Harvesting this crop can require months of time.  A new harvest is ready every six to eight weeks requiring another…

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Planting Trees to Attract Tourists

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/02/04Mar20-James-Miles-Big-Island-Hawaii-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)You don’t often think of planting a tree as a way to draw tourists.  But that was the idea these…

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The Tallest Mountain on Earth

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/02/03Mar20-James-Miles-Big-Island-Hawaii-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)What is the tallest mountain on Earth?  Most of us would probably say Mt. Everest.  However, today’s guest and many…

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A Land of Water and Fire

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/02/02Mar20-James-Miles-Big-Island-Hawaii-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)James lives in a land of water and fire.  That may sound like an oxymoron, but it’s true – his…

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Trying To Get Parts from a Thousand Miles Away

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/02/28Feb20-Bayer-Hawaii-Corn-Farming-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Imagine farming in a place where a break down could cost you not hours, but weeks to get repairs.  When…

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The “Roots” of a Corn Hybrid’s Past

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/02/27Feb20-Bayer-Hawaii-Corn-Farming-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)When farmers put seed in the ground each spring, there’s a good chance that sometime during that corn hybrid’s past,…

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Spring Weather 365 Days Each Year

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/02/26Feb20-Bayer-Hawaii-Corn-Farming-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)If you happen to be a corn or soybean farmer, perhaps you look forward to the warm Spring days when…

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Pineapple Straight From the Field

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/12/14Jan15-Maui-Gold-Pineapple-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:02 — 2.1MB)There is perhaps nothing sweeter and more delicious to taste than a pineapple cut straight out of the field. Steve…

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Planting For a Bit Longer

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/12/13Jan15-Maui-Gold-Pineapple-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Gardeners and farmers are used to planting seed and then waiting in due time for their harvest. But for those…

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Hawaii’s Last Pineapple Farm

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/12/12Jan15-Maui-Gold-Pineapple-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:02 — 2.1MB)There once were thousands of acres in the Hawaiian islands devoted to growing pineapple. Much has changed over time. Today…

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The GMO Free Movement in Hawaii

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/12/09Jan15-Kauai-Farm-Bureau-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:02 — 2.1MB)Many seed companies have research stations in locations that can grow multiple crops each year.  However, one of those locations…

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The Realities of Farming in Hawaii

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/12/08Jan15-Kauai-Farm-Bureau-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Many farmers must deal with conditions that are both hot and cold, wet and dry, tough and tougher.  So, on…

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Bananas from Kahuku Farms

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/12/07Jan15-Kahuka-Farms-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:02 — 2.1MB)The average American eats about 25 pounds of bananas each year.  It’s safe to say most of us can’t tell…

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Growing Food in Hawaii

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/12/06Jan15-Kahuka-Farms-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:02 — 2.1MB)American Countryside listeners recently had  a chance to tour agriculture in Hawaii.  One of the highlights was a farm growing…

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Farming Taro

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/11/14Dec14-Hawaii-Taro-Farmer-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)We have all heard of corn and soybeans, but most of us are not familiar with taro.  However, go to…

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A Sixth Generation Farm in Hawaii

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/11/12Dec14-Hawaii-Taro-Farmer-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Some long-time ag operations in the U.S. are designated as Century Farms.  Family members have been stewards of those acres…

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