Originally featured in the 03-01-2019 Scout Report, Harvest Public Media continues to bring readers unique news stories "covering our food system from the Heartland."
Readers interested in issues related to food, agriculture, and energy may enjoy Harvest Public Media. Based in Kansas City, Missouri, this resource is a public media collaboration that aims to "provide in-depth and unbiased reporting on complex issues for a broad, diverse audience, often connecting the Heartland to the rest of the country." Recent topics covered by Harvest Public Media include: fighting food insecurity during COVID-19, horticultural experiments with growing hops, and how small businesses are reacting to state fair cancellations. Multiple new stories are generally added to Harvest Public Media each week, with most of their reports growing out of radio stories that air on one of their many partner stations, which are then expanded to include an online component. Launched in 2010 by a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Harvest Public Media is largely supported by its partner stations operating throughout the Midwestern United States.