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7.8.16

Can We Eat Like Our Ancestors?
Kelly Marshall is a busy farm mom who raises row crops and a garden near Maysville, Missouri.   Springtime is my favorite time of ...
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7.1.16

No Pests Bugging Me This Summer!
By Kate Lambert Kate and her husband raise cattle, corn, sheep and soybeans on their farm in Laclede, Missouri.   Summer is ...
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6.28.16

Milk Misconceptions: Bad Information Doesn’t Do Any Body Good
By Jody Sharrard Jody has an animal science degree from Michigan State University. She and her husband, Jeremy, are fifth-generation ...
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6.22.16

Grill with Confidence: 3 Ways Ranchers Raise Healthy Beef
By Teresa Dvorak Teresa is a fourth-generation rancher in North Dakota. She and her husband raise alfalfa, barley, canola, corn, oats, ...
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6.10.16

National Corn on the Cob Day
By: Diane Becker Diane and her family raise alfalfa and corn near Madison, Nebraska.   Happy National Corn on the Cob Day! Are you ...
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6.3.16

GMOs: Helping Us Produce More With Less
By Lindsey Hendricks Lindsey’s husband is a fourth-generation farmer. Her family raises corn, soybeans and wheat in Kentucky.   So ...
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5.25.16

From Cow to Counter
By Joan Ruskamp Joan and her husband run a cattle-finishing operation and raise corn, soybeans and alfalfa on their farm in Dodge, ...
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5.17.16

An Inside Look at Planting: GMO vs. Organic Crops
By Jennie Schmidt Jennie is a Maryland farmer. She is also a registered dietitian who speaks about food and farming systems, ...
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