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Buying Local…at the Grocery Store

By Jennie Schmidt Climate and soil type are two of the major factors that determine what crops I grow on my Maryland farm. In addition, infrastructure plays a big role. Clearly, we have to have the proper growing conditions, but after those, infrastructure plays the…

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An Inside Look at Mid-Season Management of GMO and Organic Crops

By Jennie Schmidt Jennie is a Maryland farmer. She is also a registered dietitian who speaks about food and farming systems, sustainability and family farms. When I tell people I’m a farmer, they often think I work hard at planting and harvest, but assume I…

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Understanding Meat Labels: Pork

By Wanda Patsche My husband and I are pig and crop farmers in southern Minnesota As a pig farmer, I am concerned about consumers having the correct information when they buy pork. And sometimes, meat labels can be confusing. In fact, I’ve heard moms, even food…

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Understanding Pesticides

By Julie Kenney Julie and her husband are corn and soybean farmers from Iowa I’m a farmer, and I’m a mom. And while most of my mom friends aren’t farmers, they all have a lot to do with food – like putting it on the…