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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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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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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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Don’t Be Afraid of the Easter Basket: The Sugar Is The Same

By Barbara Siemen Barbara is a city girl turned country chick. She and her husband, a fourth-generation farmer, raise dairy, beef, corn, wheat, hay and sugar beets in Michigan. Right around the corner is one of my favorite holidays: Easter! Our clever Easter Bunny hides…

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Questions about GMOs? Let’s Chat.

By Sarah Wilson Sarah is a fourth-generation farmer from North Dakota. She and her husband grow corn, wheat and soybeans. As a mom and a consumer, I have options when I go to the grocery store. White bread, wheat bread, organic, non-organic, fresh green beans…

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Road to Successful Farming has Four Stops

What does it take in order to make a farm successful today? GMOs? Networking? Technology? Stewardship? Read this discussion from an Indiana farmer.