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What Makes an Exceptional Turkey?
By Katie Olthoff, a family turkey farmer from Stanhope, Iowa Exceptional turkeys start on the farm, which is why we work so hard on our ...
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The 411 on Cover Crops
By Kate Lambert Kate and her husband farm in north-central Missouri where they raise their two boys, row crops, cattle and sheep. Kate ...
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Grass-Fed and Grain-Fed Beef: A Comparison, Part Two
By Amy Robinette I run a grass-fed beef-cattle operation and processing facility in Micro, North Carolina. We market 2,000 head of ...
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Picking Pecks of Peppers, and Picking Them Efficiently
By Mary Courtney First-Generation Fruit & Vegetable Farmer, Courtney Farms, Bagdad, Kentucky Think about how you tackle Christmas ...
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Harvest Season for Crops and Agritourism
By Becky Moreland Becky Moreland and her husband, Matt, farm 1,200 acres of corn, soybeans and hay, along with tending 550 head of beef ...
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Grass-Fed and Grain-Fed Beef: A Comparison, Part One
By Joan Ruskamp My husband and I run a cattle-finishing operation and raise corn, soybeans and alfalfa on our farm in Dodge, Nebraska. ...
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Family Farming: A Labor of Love.
Family farming work is a labor of love. Every day, we pour our hearts and souls into it. Caring for our land and our animals is our ...
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Ask a Pig Farmer
Peggy Greenway and her husband, Brad, have been raising pigs in South Dakota for more than 30 years. Here, Peggy answers some common ...
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