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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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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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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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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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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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How Has the Carbon Footprint of Dairy Farming Changed?
By Caci Nance Caci is a third generation dairy farmer from South Carolina Like many families, my family and I are concerned about ...
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Planting Preparation
Planning for a successful crop year after year By Kellie Blair Kellie and her husband are fourth-generation farmers, raising beef ...
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Why We Use Hormones in Our Dairy Operation
By Pamela Selz Pamela Selz-Pralle and her husband, Scott, operate a 400-cow dairy farm in Clark County, Wisconsin. They are both ...
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