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America's Heartland
Genre: Cultural
AMERICA'S HEARTLAND celebrates the men and women across who grow the country's crops, raise its livestock, tend its nurseries and prepare its food. AMERICA'S HEARTLAND taps into the national fascination with food and curiosity about unfamiliar places and ways of life, while also exploring the American values of family, hard work and the spirit of independence. The series, produced entirely on location, portrays the worlds of agriculture, horticulture and aquaculture complete with fascinating stories, compelling characters, innovative ideas and enticing travel destinations.

Below is a list of broadcasts scheduled to air in the next 60 days on any of our three channels.

Episode #922
Airs Saturday July 11th
Rob Stewart introduces us to New Mexico ranchers who work in helping farmers in Third World nations has taken him to Africa and Eastern Europe. One California City claims that title of Farm to Table capital in America. Travel to Sacramento where farmers and consumers get together to enjoy the bounty of the Golden State. And city residents in Boston join with Massachusetts farmers on a gleaners program that delivers fresh produce to those facing hunger in New England.
26 minutes long
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Sat Jul 11th @ 1:30 pm

Episode #1001
Airs Saturday July 18th
Sample new varieties of sunflower snacks. Check out the research to "build a better tomato." See how the National Seed Bank protects America's crops. Dig into the story of how science is improving our soils.
26 minutes long
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Sat Jul 18th @ 1:30 pm

Episode #1002
Airs Saturday July 25th
Discover the dirt on farming without soil. Climb to the heights for a look at a supermarket rooftop garden. Scientists bring in a colorful crop of algae. And haul in a watery harvest of seaweed.
26 minutes long
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Sat Jul 25th @ 1:30 pm

Episode #1003
Airs Saturday August 1st
Uncover the secret of Louisiana's most famous hot sauce. Visit the Ohio farm where Hollywood came to stay. Connect with the past in renovating century old barns. Uncover the farming "roots" of America's first president.
26 minutes long
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Sat Aug 1st @ 1:30 pm

Episode #1004
Airs Saturday August 8th
Travel to Colorado where potato farmers race to bring in the harvest. Discover new varieties of spuds making their way to you dinner table. Savor the sweet flavor of famous sweet potatoes from Arkansas.
26 minutes long
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Sat Aug 8th @ 1:30 pm

Episode #1005
Airs Saturday August 15th
Meet a California man taking a "spirited" approach to making artisanal vodka. Visit a Kentucky farm where the crop is all about bourbon. Discover a famous winery in the heart of corn country. Travel back in time to sample coffee in the islands of Hawaii.
26 minutes long
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Sat Aug 15th @ 1:30 pm

Episode #1006
Airs Saturday August 22nd
Bring your basket to pick fresh peaches at a famous Delaware orchard. Meet the Alabama chef supporting home grown farming. Take your pick of tropical produce at a Hawaiian farmers market.
26 minutes long
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Sat Aug 22nd @ 1:30 pm

Episode #1007
Airs Saturday August 29th
Meet some city folks in Albuquerque trying out urban farming. Discover a centuries old farm in the heart of New York. Haul in the harvest with a New England farm family holding back their suburban neighbors. Move into the dark for a California mushroom harvest.
26 minutes long
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Sat Aug 29th @ 1:30 pm


This list includes any broadcasts that aired in the past 2 months on any of our three channels.

Episode #921
Previously aired Saturday July 4th
Visit a working dog training school in Nebraska where dogs learn how to handle sheep and cattle roundups. A Texas program takes feral cats and provides them to farmers and ranchers to help battle rodent problems. U.S. Customs agents use specially trained dogs to discover unwelcome pests coming in from shipments overseas. Barn owls help to keep down pest populations in California vineyards.
26 minutes long
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Sat Jul 4th @ 1:30 pm

Episode #920
Previously aired Saturday June 27th
Rob Stewart finds a number of city folks who relish vacations on the farm...even helping to bring in the crops. Urban gardening programs in Kansas City help youngster to eat healthier. And a historic farm in the heart of Boston benefits consumers looking for fresh produce and youngsters who enjoy a rural vacation in the heart of the city.
26 minutes long
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Sat Jun 27th @ 1:30 pm

Episode #919
Previously aired Saturday June 20th
Akiba Howard finds two Nebraska women using the internet to help promote rural living in Nebraska. Sarah Gardner discovers that technology is making it possible for North Carolina farmers to better reach consumers. Two Kansas farm wives connect with city folks and rural residents with blogs on their new lives on the farm. And smartphone apps make it possible to improve crop yields for farmers in third world nations.
26 minutes long
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Sat Jun 20th @ 1:30 pm

Episode #918
Previously aired Saturday June 13th
It's all about wine. Rob Stewart does some research on how lab work off the farm is improving the vintage for one California winemaker. African American vintners tap into new markets. Jason Shoultz gives you some background on wine and grapes. And making beer is a multi-family affair at the 7 Brides Brewery in Oregon.
26 minutes long
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Sat Jun 13th @ 1:30 pm

Episode #916
Previously aired Saturday May 30th
Reporter Rob Stewart meets a group of young people just starting out in farming. They've gone back to school to learn all about agriculture at the California Farm Academy. Then, we meet some young people handling farming chores on a daily basis. Not on a farm, however, this is right in the heart of Philadelphia's inner city. And Jason Shoultz meets a young Florida couple teaching others about organic farming with some hands on lessons at their produce farm.
26 minutes long
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Sat May 30th @ 1:30 pm

Episode #915
Previously aired Saturday May 23rd
Reporter Rob Stewart says that it's usually sons and daughters that follow in the footsteps of their farming parents. At this Indiana farm, however, it's dad who's returned to the farm after a long career away from the land. Akiba Howard visits a Nebraska wheat farm where the parents are giving their young children the skills to one day take over their farming operations. Jason Shoultz travels to Africa to see how American wheat is benefitting food choices for both people and animals. And we visit an Idaho farm where the focus is all about barley to create distinctive beers.
26 minutes long
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Sat May 23rd @ 1:30 pm

Episode #914
Previously aired Saturday May 16th
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.
26 minutes long
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Sat May 16th @ 1:30 pm

Episode #913
Previously aired Saturday May 9th
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.
26 minutes long
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Sat May 9th @ 1:30 pm


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