Tag: mother nature



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…

Tag: mother nature



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…