About Us

Harvest Public Media is a public media collaboration focused on issues of food, fuel and field. Based at KCUR in Kansas City, Harvest is an expanding network of reporters and partner stations throughout the Midwest.


Global demand for food and fuel is rising, and competition for resources has widespread ramifications. We all eat, so we all have a stake in how our food is produced. Our goal is to provide in-depth and unbiased reporting on things like climate change, food safety, biofuel production, animal welfare, water quality and sustainability.


Most Harvest Public Media stories begin with radio — regular reports that air on our partner stations — and come with an online component. Harvest also explores issues through social media, television documentaries and video. We are committed to the highest journalistic standards. Click here to read our ethics policy.


Harvest Public Media is a Local Journalism Center launched in 2010 with the support of a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Today, the collaboration is supported by the Harvest Public Media partner stations, as well as by media outlets that pay for access to our work. We're also open to incorporating funding contributions from underwriters and individuals.


KCUR 89.3 in Kansas City; Iowa Public Radio; NET, which operates public TV and radio networks statewide in Nebraska; the Illinois Newsroom; St. Louis Public Radio; and KUNC in Greeley, Colorado.


KBIA in Columbia, Missouri
High Plains Public Radio/KANZ in Garden City, Kansas
Kansas Public Radio/KANU in Lawrence, Kansas
KMUW in Wichita, Kansas
WFIU/Earth Eats in Bloomington, Indiana
KVNO in Omaha, Nebraska
Prairie Public Broadcasting in Fargo, North Dakota
KSMU in Springfield, Missouri
KRCC in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Learn more about our partners.


Email: erica@harvestpublicmedia.org

Phone: 816-235-5152

Fax: 816-235-2865

Mail: c/o KCUR; 4825 Troost, Suite 202; Kansas City, MO 64110

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