Tag: Food Safety



Finding Common Ground Between Human and Crop Nutrition

Jennie Schmidt has a unique perspective on food. She’s a registered dietitian. She’s a mother. She’s a CommonGround volunteer. And she’s a Maryland farmer who grows everything from corn and soybeans (both genetically-engineered and non-GMO/Conventional previously certified organic) to tomatoes, green beans and wine-grapes. Jennie…

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City or Farm, Moms Aren’t that Different

By Sarah Wilson Sarah 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. If you live in one of America’s cities, there’s a good chance you…

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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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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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Can We Eat Like Our Ancestors?

Kelly Marshall is a busy farm mom who raises row crops and a garden near Maysville, Missouri.   Springtime is my favorite time of year. Partly because of the promise it holds on a farm, but mostly because it means I can get into my…

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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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National Corn on the Cob Day

By: Diane Becker Diane and her family raise alfalfa and corn near Madison, Nebraska.   Happy National Corn on the Cob Day! Are you celebrating this holiday with an ear of corn in one hand and a stick of butter in the other? I know…

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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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Understanding Pesticides

By Julie Kenney Julie and her husband are corn and soybean farmers from Iowa I’m a farmer, and I’m a mom. And while most of my mom friends aren’t farmers, they all have a lot to do with food – like putting it on the…