Tag: Nebraska



Conservation Tillage Improves Sustainability, Crop Performance

By Diane Karr Diane Karr and her family raise soybeans, corn, beef cattle, alfalfa, grain sorghum and wheat on their Nebraska farm.  Like any business owner or manager, we face a constant challenge of meeting the needs of today while building our farm for the…

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Precision Agriculture: Finding the Right Recipe for Sustainable Farming

By Diane Karr Diane Karr and her family raise soybeans, corn, beef cattle, alfalfa, grain sorghum and wheat on their Nebraska farm.  Raising four boys on the farm means a lot of groceries and a lot of hungry kids to feed. Just as I carefully…

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Sustainable Farming: Leaving Things Better Than We Found Them

  Diane Karr and her family raise soybeans, corn, beef cattle, alfalfa, grain sorghum and wheat on their Nebraska farm.  Growing up, we were taught to leave things in better condition than we found them. This philosophy applies to everything on the farm – whether…

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Taking Water Management to the Fields- How we manage our greatest resource.

Diane Karr is a sixth-generation farmer who raises row crops and beef cattle in Nebraska. She and her husband raise soybeans, corn and grain sorghum, which are mainly used for livestock feed, along with wheat. The sun is blazing. Sweat is rolling down your back….

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Why Are Farming Moms Thankful?

Why Are Farming Moms Thankful? A collective reflection on Thanksgiving from CommonGround farmers Soon families across the country will gather around a beautiful bounty and count blessings as Americans celebrate Thanksgiving. Five CommonGround farmers across the country pause following harvest to share what they are…

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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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From Cow to Counter

By Joan Ruskamp Joan and her husband run a cattle-finishing operation and raise corn, soybeans and alfalfa on their farm in Dodge, Nebraska. Memorial Day is fast approaching, and you might plan to celebrate the unofficial start to summer with a backyard barbeque. Whether you…

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Measuring Hormones in Food, One M&M at a Time

By Joan Ruskamp Joan and her husband run a cattle-finishing operation and raise corn, soybeans and alfalfa on their farm in Dodge, Nebraska. I get many questions from moms once they know I raise beef cattle. Moms most often want to know if the meat…

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Are We a Corporation or a Family? That’s easy. Both!

By Diane Karr Diane is a sixth-generation farmer who raises row crops and beef cattle in Nebraska. She and her husband raise soybeans, corn and grain sorghum, which are mainly used for livestock feed, along with wheat and beef cattle. Families come in all shapes…

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How Do Farmers Take Care of Animals in Winter Weather?

By Hilary Maricle Hilary is a cattle, corn, pig and soybean farmer from Nebraska Nebraska winters Moms feeding their families depend on us as farmers to provide healthy meat for their families. Likewise, our animals depend on us to keep them safe and healthy. This…