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Day in the Life of Harvest, Perspective of a Farm Wife

By Sarah Wilson During harvest season on our family farm in Jamestown, North Dakota, my husband, Jeremy, and I split the family and farming duties among us, along with our two full-time employees Casey and Tony. He is the general manager of the farm and…

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Apples to Oranges: Why Crops Thrive Where They Do

Jennie is a Maryland farmer. She is also a registered dietitian who speaks about food and farming systems, sustainability and family farms. Drive through the Midwest and you’re likely to see field after field of corn and soybeans. Head down South, there’s cotton as far…

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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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Day in the Life of Harvest, Perspective of a Farm Wife

By Sarah Wilson During harvest season on our family farm in Jamestown, North Dakota, my husband, Jeremy, and I split the family and farming duties among us, along with our two full-time employees Casey and Tony. He is the general manager of the farm and…

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Picking Pecks of Peppers, and Picking Them Efficiently

By Mary Courtney First-Generation Fruit & Vegetable Farmer, Courtney Farms, Bagdad, Kentucky Think about how you tackle Christmas shopping. Everyone’s favorite thing to do, right? Depending on how much you plot out your strategy, you could spend all day shopping and come back with every item…

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Harvest Season for Crops and Agritourism

By Becky Moreland Becky Moreland and her husband, Matt, farm 1,200 acres of corn, soybeans and hay, along with tending 550 head of beef cattle and a 150-head dairy operation, in Harrisonville, Missouri. Like most farmers across America, my husband and I are focused on…

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Take a Ride in the Combine During Soybean Harvest:

Fall harvest of field corn and soybeans is in full swing in the Midwest! Whether it’s a long day driving the combine, grain cart, semi-truck and trailer or lunch mobile, farmers and their families are very busy this time of year.

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to harvest a big field of these crops?

Farmers drive combines through their fields to cut the plants and collect the corn or soybeans. In the video below, notice how the combine discards the chaff from the back, similar to how a lawnmower leaves grass clippings on your yard. This adds nutrients back into the soil and helps control soil erosion.