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9.20.17

Day in the Life of Harvest, Perspective of a Farm Wife
By Sarah Wilson During harvest season on our family farm in Jamestown, North Dakota, my husband, Jeremy, and I split the family and ...
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8.28.17

More than one way to plant a seed
By Kellie Blair Kellie is a mom, wife and farmer from Iowa, where she raises livestock, corn and soybeans. Water quality is something ...
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8.16.17

Buying Local…at the Grocery Store
By Jennie Schmidt Climate and soil type are two of the major factors that determine what crops I grow on my Maryland farm. In addition, ...
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8.7.17

Farmer Practices Protect Community Water
Elsie and her husband, Chad, are raising two children along with soybeans, corn, wheat and milo in Tom Bean, TX. Water is on my mind ...
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7.14.17

Taking Water Management to the Fields- How we manage our greatest resource.
Diane Karr is a sixth-generation farmer who raises row crops and beef cattle in Nebraska. She and her husband raise soybeans, corn and ...
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7.10.17

An Inside Look at Mid-Season Management of GMO and 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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6.16.17

Organic or Conventional? Let’s Celebrate Choices!
By Kellie Blair As a farmer, I’m proud to play a role in growing food that is both safe and sustainable. As a mom, I face the same ...
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5.25.17

Apples to Oranges: Why Crops Thrive Where They Do
Jennie is a Maryland farmer. She is also a registered dietitian who speaks about food and farming systems, sustainability and family ...
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