We talk about the culinary traditions of Easter and Passover on this an informative and entertaining edition of Food For Thought. Chef Gasaway talks about the egg and its significance to the season, as well as how the traditions of others have been co-opted into what we are familiar with today.
African swine fever has killed at least a million hogs in China … and the disease has spread to Vietnam, Cambodia and other Asian countries. U.S. hog farmers dread the prospect of the disease coming here, but the outbreak may offer them a slight reprieve from the ongoing trade war.
As China struggles to meet domestic demand for pork, it may buy more from the U-S. And raising more pigs in the U.S. means feeding them some of the soybeans that China hasn’t been buying.
Siouxland Habitat for Humanity's Katie Roberts gives us all of the Baconfest information she has this time on Food For Thought. The 5th Annual Baconfest is set to go next Saturday the 29th at The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino's Battery Park. She also talks about Habitat for Humanity and something called "sweat equity".
Tariffs have been making it difficult for farmers to pay off loans. To learn more about how higher tariffs are affecting farms, we spoke with Allen Featherstone.
Allen Featherstone is the head of Department of Agricultural Economics at Kansas State University. He says for over a year the farm economy has been struggling. Some of the struggles include increase in collateral, negative incomes, and the buildup of farm incomes over the years.
In the Bible, when Job’s friends handed out their opinions of his suffering, they had his health in mind; but none of them, nor their arguments, could satisfy the emptiness in his soul. He'd lost his family, his land, his enterprise, even his health in a tsunami of bad times. Job likely numbered his days as "the worst hard times," the title of Timothy Egan's masterful portrayal of an American time and a place we've commonly become to describe as "the Dust Bowl."