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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 that I’m concerned about as a mom and a farmer. I live in Iowa, where this is a particularly hot topic. There…

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As Unique as a Thumbprint

Sarah Wilson and her husband, Jeremy, are raising three children, along with corn, wheat, soybeans, rye and a variety of cover crops (including radishes and turnips) in Jamestown, North Dakota. Farmers are committed to growing a safe, abundant and sustainable food supply. We all care…

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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 concerned about as a mom and a farmer. I live in Iowa, where this is a particularly hot topic. There is a big…

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The Crops I Plant but Don’t Harvest …and how they protect the land and water

By Lauren Biegler Lauren and husband, Bryan, farm corn and soybeans and raise their family in Lake Wilson, Minnesota. Lauren grew up on an Iowa grain farm, studied agriculture in college and held marketing roles at several agricultural companies, giving her an understanding of agriculture…

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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 cattle, pigs, corn and soybeans in Dayton, Iowa. Do you have a backyard garden or potted herbs on your patio? Just as you prepare to…

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The 411 on Cover Crops

By Kate Lambert Kate and her husband farm in north-central Missouri where they raise their two boys, row crops, cattle and sheep. Kate also blogs at www.UptownGirlBlog.com. When my husband, Matt, came back to the family farm after graduating from college, he brought with him…