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Harvest Season for Crops and Agritourism

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 cattle and a 150-head dairy operation, in Harrisonville, Missouri. Like most farmers across America, my…

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Grass-Fed and Grain-Fed Beef: A Comparison, Part One

Grass-Fed and Grain-Fed Beef: A Comparison Part One: Feeding Cattle Grain during Finishing By Joan Ruskamp My husband and I run a cattle-finishing operation and raise corn, soybeans and alfalfa on our farm in Dodge, Nebraska. Over the past few years, we have received more…

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How We Achieve Sustainability on Our Farm

We use a combination of the following techniques to improve sustainability. Each of these practices helps us produce quality crops and livestock while being more efficient.

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Inside the Process of Meat Processing

When you’re on vacation, the last thing you want to hear is that you’ve just lost $10,000 worth of beef. But that’s what happened to us. My husband and I raise grass-fed beef in Micro, North Carolina, and in 2010, through no fault of our…

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Fungicide, Herbicide, Insecticide… The Basics of Pesticide Lingo

Many people ask about the differences between pesticides, herbicides and insecticides. To explain what a pesticide is, first I like to explain what a pest is.

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What Happens on Our Organic Farm

There is a need to provide safe food for all of our families regardless if it comes from a conventional or organic farm. There are as many similarities as there are differences.

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Beef Cattle Care

I would like consumers to know that I care about the animals I am raising and about the quality of meat we are producing. Cattle care is important on our farm.

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Five Things You Should Know About Avian Influenza

We realize many are concerned about avian influenza and have questions. I have put together five things you should know about avian influenza, commonly known as bird flu.

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