This series celebrates US agriculture, horticulture and aquaculture by spotlighting the diverse group of men and women providing food, fuel and fiber to the world. Season 5 boasts a fresh format, faster pacing, new regular features and on-camera contributors, and a greater emphasis on direct-to-consumer issues in urban environments. The series also welcomes back the popular "Harvesting Knowledge" (about the history of food and farming), "Voices from the Heartland" and "Along the Way" segments, and introduces "Off the Shelf," a recurring segment which traces the origins of everyday grocery-store products.
Episode #911H Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Head for Arizona's bad lands on an unusual sheep drive. Test your haircutting abilities at a Tennessee sheep shearing school. Travel to Nevada where wooly white animals help prevent wildfires.
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Episode #912H Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Discover how Idaho dairy farmers work to protect rivers and streams. Meet a Tennessee couple making award winning goat cheese. Go door to door for home delivery with a Minnesota milkman.
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Episode #913H Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Jason Shoultz discovers how a direct to consumer sales program has brought success to a California organic Farm. A Nebraska farm family cashes in on a growing demand for gluten free flour made from sorghum. Stefanie Cruz explains just what gluten is and how it affects those with digestive disorders. And school children in Virginia help farmers succeed with a farm to school program that brings local products into the lunchroom.
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Episode #914H Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Reporter John Lobertini takes us to the rocky coast of Maine where lobster fishermen are facing new challenges as they harvest crustaceans from the Atlantic Ocean. Sarah Gardner discovers how Arkansas farmers are finding fish farming to be profitable-hundreds of miles from the ocean. And a special kind of oyster farming in Maryland's is helping clean up pollution in Chesapeake Bay.
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