Reporter Jason Shoultz examines how consumer demands are changing production techniques on farms and ranches across the country. A California poultry producer makes changes to impact animal welfare. An Idaho produce company lets consumers track their produce right back to the field. Wheat farmers find support from bakers in Kansas City and a San Francisco airline kitchen meets dining demands with the help of California produce farmers.
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.