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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 who farms alongside seven other family members at Hildebrand Farms Dairy. She cares for a 150-head herd and processing milk on-site. Her…

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Summer on the Farm: Keepin’ Cool

By Morgan Kontz Morgan is a corn, soybean, alfalfa and cattle farmer from South Dakota   While my husband’s family has been farming and raising beef cattle for generations, I am a first-generation farm wife. Before I became a farmer, I never knew how much…

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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 finally here. It’s a season associated with sunshine, picnics and barbecues, and cold lemonade on a hot day. There’s a lot to love…

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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, wheat and beef cattle along with their four young daughters.   The air smells like charcoal, and the sizzle of burgers and steaks can…

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A Guide to Beef Labeling Rules and Regulations

By  Kelsey Pope Navigating the confusing world of beef labels and packaging can be difficult, so I want to talk a little about how that world is regulated. My family and I manage 700 head of Red Angus cattle in eastern Colorado. In the United…

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3 Meat-Marketing Claims Explained

By Annie Carlson, third-generation farmer from Mercer, North Dakota Along with my husband and three children, I own and operate Morning Joy Farm, a pasture-based, local-market farm. We produce pastured eggs, chickens, turkeys, pork and grass fed lamb and market it directly to local customers…

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Family Farming: A Labor of Love.

Family farming work is a labor of love. Every day, we pour our hearts and souls into it. Caring for our land and our animals is our purpose and calling in life, woven

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Beef Cattle Care

I would like consumers to know that I care about the animals I am raising and about the quality of meat we are producing. Cattle care is important on our farm.

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Five Things You Should Know About Avian Influenza

We realize many are concerned about avian influenza and have questions. I have put together five things you should know about avian influenza, commonly known as bird flu.

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Why do hog farmers use gestation crates?

Hear from a farmer and her reasoning as to why farmers use gestation crates. Connect directly with farmers who grow your food.