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.

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America's Heartland

Bringing buffalo back to Illinois grasslands. A California man's hobby becomes a successful winemaking operation. Farm to fork Rice main dish meals. A Minnesota company transforms farm fresh cucumbers into old time pickle favorites.

  • 2016-07-31T01:30:00-07:00
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America's Heartland

A Florida ranch helps troubled youths find a better future. California farmers rush to deliver fresh seasonal asparagus. Iowa's historic Amana Colonies continue a farming tradition. Discover how farm fresh sausage kicked off the Bob Evans Restaurants story.

  • 2016-08-07T01:30:00-07:00
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America's Heartland

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.



  • 2016-08-14T01:30:00-07:00
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America's Heartland

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.

  • 2016-08-21T01:30:00-07:00
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America's Heartland

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.

  • 2016-08-28T01:30:00-07:00
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