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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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5.9.16

Cows in FitBits
By Pamela Selz-Pralle Pamela and her husband, Scott, operate a 400-cow dairy farm in Clark County, Wisconsin. Their families have been ...
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5.2.16

Farm Mom or City Mom, We’re Not that Different: A Mother’s Day Tribute
By Lesa Elliott Lesa Elliott and Ellie Gore Waggoner take every opportunity to provide the public with a better understanding of ...
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4.28.16

Measuring Hormones in Food, One M&M at a Time
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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4.12.16

Are We a Corporation or a Family? That’s easy. Both!
By Diane Karr Diane is a sixth-generation farmer who raises row crops and beef cattle in Nebraska. She and her husband raise soybeans, ...
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4.6.16

Excuse Me While I Check My Robots
By Ashley Kennedy Ashley is a third-generation Michigan dairy farmer. She graduated from Michigan State University and spent two years ...
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3.23.16

Don’t Be Afraid of the Easter Basket: The Sugar Is The Same
By Barbara Siemen Barbara is a city girl turned country chick. She and her husband, a fourth-generation farmer, raise dairy, beef, ...
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