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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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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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As Unique as a Thumbprint

Sarah Wilson 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. Farmers are committed to growing a safe, abundant and sustainable food supply. We all care…

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Soil…As Valuable as Diamonds?

By Katie Heger Katie and her husband, Steven, raise corn, soybeans, wheat, pinto beans and field peas in Underwood, North Dakota. Katie is a farmer, wife, mother of five, teacher and blogger. They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend. The bigger and sparklier the…

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Grill with Confidence: 3 Ways Ranchers Raise Healthy Beef

By Teresa Dvorak Teresa is a fourth-generation rancher in North Dakota. She and her husband raise alfalfa, barley, canola, corn, oats, wheat and beef cattle along with their four young daughters.   The air smells like charcoal, and the sizzle of burgers and steaks can…

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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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97: The Percentage of U.S. Farms that Are Family-Owned

By Dana Dagman Dana, along with her husband and his parents, farm 2,500 acres of barley, corn, soybeans and wheat in Enderlin, North Dakota. “Corporate farms” and “factory farms” are labels many people give to farms using modern equipment and technology. Following that definition then,…

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Field Signs and Family Farms

Have you seen signs along the sides of the roads advertising corn and soybean seed and wondered what these signs mean? Field signs are simply a method of advertising for the seed dealers that sell seed to their clients – local farmers.

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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year: Planting Season

What is planting season like for a family farm? Learn more about family farms and the work it takes to prepare for the rest of the growing season on a farm.