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  • The federal government’s pandemic response program to fund free school meals for all students is set to expire at the end of June. From Boulder, KGNU's Shannon Young has more.
  • The Russia-Ukraine conflict continues to affect grain prices, and could worsen global hunger, causing some to recommend the USDA open millions of acres of idle croplands in the U.S. The USDA is projecting that food prices will rise further in 2022, and John Deere will end the requirement that only Deere-certified technicians can complete work on the company’s farm equipment.
  • Trump administration tariffs result in billions paid to U.S. agricultural producers, meat costs fall while overall food costs are rising, the Colorado State University Extension is offering webinars on gardening, and a look at local precipitation in 2021.
  • Survey of agricultural producers shows positive outlook but lingering concerns, records indicate Denver received less precipitation than Death Valley in the last six months of 2021, and fast food restaurants continue to offer new plant-based menu options.
  • Americans are eating at home more through the pandemic, why higher land prices concern farmers, and why a new Green Revolution based on soil resilience is important right now.
  • Snowpack in the region is up significantly after last week's storm, grocery prices are climbing at their fastest pace since 2008, a company plans to produce carbon reduced chickens that will be partially raised on food waste diverted from grocery stores, and some food companies are making climate claims to consumers who are concerned about the environmental impact of products they buy.
  • Wheat futures prices rise to their highest level in nine years, a survey of rural bank CEOs yields interesting results, and Bob's annual look at the price of a typical Thanksgiving meal.
  • Participants in WIC, the federal nutrition assistance program for women, infants, and children, can now get vouchers to buy food at farmer's markets…
  • San Miguel County –which hovers around 8,000 people and is tucked into the Southwest corner of Colorado – can best be described as a “tale of two…
  • Not only do local yucca plants provide an edible fruit; the fibers can be used as cord, the leaves as needles, and the roots as shampoo. KDNK’s Raleigh…