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2.15.17

Farming at the Mercy of Mother Nature
By Jennifer Poltermann In addition to raising three children and helping out on her husband’s fourth-generation Wisconsin grain and hog ...
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2.8.17

Break the Ice with a Kansas Dairy Farmer
Break the Ice with a Kansas Dairy Farmer How she is caring for her cows this winter Melissa is a fourth-generation Kansas dairy farmer ...
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12.19.16

Soil…As Valuable as Diamonds?
By Katie Heger Katie and her husband, Steven, raise corn, soybeans, wheat, pinto beans and field peas in Underwood, North Dakota. Katie ...
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11.22.16

Why Are Farming Moms Thankful?
Why Are Farming Moms Thankful? A collective reflection on Thanksgiving from CommonGround farmers Soon families across the country will ...
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10.30.16

More than one way to plant a seed
Kellie is a mom, wife and farmer from Iowa, where she raises livestock, corn and soybeans. Water quality is something that I’m ...
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10.24.16

Celebrating Six Years of CommonGround
Sara Ross and her family raise corn, soybeans, alfalfa and cattle on their western Iowa farm. Six years ago this month, a friend called ...
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9.9.16

Switch It Up: 4 ways crop rotation helps our farm be sustainable
Kyla Hamilton and her husband, a fifth-generation farmer, grow corn, cotton, oats, sorghum, vegetables and wheat, and raise beef cattle ...
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9.8.16

From Cow to Carton: The path milk takes to your grocery store cooler
By Daphne Holterman Daphne and her husband Lloyd are 4th-generation Wisconsin dairy farmers who milk about 850 cows and grow alfalfa ...
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