Listen Up Northwest: Small-scale farming


RTM Note: Congratulations to Listen Up! Northwest producer Yuko Kodama, who has just become a new mom! We're giving mom a break, so this week's broadcast is an encore presentation of a program originally produced last year. Listen Up! Northwest presents stories of small scale farming in our region -- the benefits and the challenges. Segments include:

* What should one think about when going into small scale farming? Some thoughts from one of our region's farmers. (Jonathan Steinman, Kootenay Coop Radio)
* A discussion about the challenges faced by local farms who want to convert from conventional to organic farming (Tom Allen, KBCS-Seattle)
* Small scale farms are asking for policy changes to cope with the increased flooding in Washington (Martha Baskin, Green Acre Radio)
* Customers at a Nelson, BC cooperative wrote letters of support to their local farmer. Find out how this started (Jonathan Steinman, Kootenay Coop Radio)

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Listen Up! NW is produced by Yuko Kodama at KBCS for Reclaim the Media, and distributed by the Northwest Community Radio Network.

The media's job is to interest the public in the public interest. -John Dewey