America's Heartland - 1301

About This Episode


Reporter Sarah Gardner takes you to North Dakota where scientists are developing new kinds of sunflower seed snacks. Reporter Akiba Howard profiles research on “building a better tomato.” Jason Shoultz reveals how entire lines of seed stock are protected at the National Seed Bank. Reporter Stephanie O’Neill discovers how researchers in California and Pennsylvania work to improve soil for better crops.

America’s Heartland is a magazine-style, half-hour series produced by KVIE, Sacramento. The series is a national evolution of California Heartland, a popular and critically acclaimed series KVIE produced for nine years.