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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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GMOs: Helping Us Produce More With Less

By Lindsey Hendricks Lindsey’s husband is a fourth-generation farmer. Her family raises corn, soybeans and wheat in Kentucky.   So much of my job as a mom of two is figuring out how to do more with less. Use coupons to buy more groceries with…

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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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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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Dairy Diary – Growing Up Dairy – Day 4

It hasn’t been easy as a first-generation dairy farm, but it has been worth it for us and our children growing up on our first-generation family dairy farm. We currently milk and care for 140 cows.

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Dairy Diary – The Importance of Cow Comfort – Day 1

Content and healthy cows on our farm produce top-quality milk, which gives all of us the best food for our families.

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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year: Planting Season

What is planting season like for a family farm? Learn more about family farms and the work it takes to prepare for the rest of the growing season on a farm.

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Hormones in Milk: Should You Worry?

When shopping at the grocery store, it can sometimes be difficult to understand food labels, especially when it comes to milk. I hope to give you the tools and knowledge about milk labels so the next time you encounter a “Hormone-free” or “No Hormones Added” label on your milk container, you can make informed food decisions for your family.

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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.