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Farming at the Mercy of Mother Nature

By Jennifer Poltermann In addition to raising three children and helping out on her husband’s fourth-generation Wisconsin grain and hog farm, Jennifer owns her own crop insurance business. It’s human nature to complain about the weather. Rain can thwart our outdoor plans. Snow makes driving…

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From Cow to Carton: The path milk takes to your grocery store cooler

By Daphne Holterman Daphne and her husband Lloyd are 4th-generation Wisconsin dairy farmers who milk about 850 cows and grow alfalfa hay and corn on their farm, Rosy Lane Holsteins. Daphne wants consumers to know they care about producing a safe, healthy, wholesome food supply.  …

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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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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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Figuring out Farmers Markets

  By Shelby Watson-Hampton Shelby and her husband farm alongside her aunt and uncle on their family farm and vineyard in Southern Maryland.   The morning sun shines down warm as you stroll amongst the tables and vendors, eyeing the fresh juicy tomatoes, crisp cucumbers…

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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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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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What Happens on Our Organic Farm

There is a need to provide safe food for all of our families regardless if it comes from a conventional or organic farm. There are as many similarities as there are differences.

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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 – Keeping Our Cows Healthy – Day 2

Our herd has always been really healthy, so we don’t have to use antibiotics very often. When we do have a sick cow, we notice right away, either visually or with data from our new robots.