Caption: Jeff and Annie Main, Capay, Cal., Credit: Alix Lowrey Blair
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Jeff and Annie Main, Capay, Cal. 

Five Farms, Episode Four: Harvest

From: The Center for Documentary Studies
Series: Five Farms: Stories from American Farm Families
Length: 54:00

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Autumn is harvest time. That means Iowa corn and soybeans; fruit dried in the California sun; greens, beans, and potatoes; slaughtered hogs and beef trucked to market. It also means Thanksgiving turkeys. Harvest follows the families to the grain elevator, the farmers markets and, in a welcome break from work, the State Fair. It's the time of summing up after the long growing season --- the time to decide whether the gamble of early spring planting season has paid off. Read the full description.

Mainspic_small Autumn is harvest time. That means Iowa corn and soybeans; fruit dried in the California sun; greens, beans, and potatoes; slaughtered hogs and beef trucked to market. It also means Thanksgiving turkeys. Harvest follows the families to the grain elevator, the farmers markets and, in a welcome break from work, the State Fair. It's the time of summing up after the long growing season --- the time to decide whether the gamble of early spring planting season has paid off.

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Broadcast History

Distributed as limited series by PRI, 2009

Segments on Griffieons of Iowa aired as 8-part series on All Things Considered, 2008-9

Timing and Cues

00:00 - 01:00 Billboard
01:00 - 06:00 Blank for newscast
06:00 - 59:00 Program
Built-in one-minute break with music at 23:44 - 24:44 of program (29:44 - 30:44 after the hour)

Intro and Outro

INTRO:

Self-contained

OUTRO:

n/a

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
The Five Farms Theme Wesley Horner, Composer Original. None 2009 05:00

Additional Credits

Field producer/recordists:
Ben Adler
Rob Dillard
Camille LaCapa
Susannah Lee

Executive Producer: Wesley Horner

Theme music performed by:
Yi Wei, percussion
Kalindi Bellach, viola

Music recording: Antonio Oliart Ros at the studios of WGBH Boston

Related Website

www.fivefarms.org