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Filters for Our Coffee, Our Crops and Our Water

By Carla Schultz Carla Schultz and her family raise soybeans, corn, pigs, beef cattle, alfalfa, black and navy beans, and wheat on their Michigan farm.  Mornings around our farm house can be a whirlwind of activity trying to get breakfast served and four kids ready…

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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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A View From the Farm: Uncovering the Benefits of Cover Crops

Photo: Planting seeds into cover crops on Carla Schultz’s Michigan farm.   Carla Schultz and her family raise soybeans, corn, pigs, beef cattle, alfalfa, black and navy beans, and wheat on their Michigan farm.  Just like any business, my husband and I know we need…

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Sustainable Farming: Learning to Grow More With Less

Carla Schultz and her family raise soybeans, corn, pigs, beef cattle, alfalfa, black and navy beans, and wheat on their Michigan farm.  As parents, we want the best for our kids. We want our children to have access to great schools and teachers and to…

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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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More than one way to plant a seed

By Kellie Blair Kellie is a mom, wife and farmer from Iowa, where she raises livestock, corn and soybeans. Water quality is something that I’m concerned about as a mom and a farmer. I live in Iowa, where this is a particularly hot topic. There…

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Farmer Practices Protect Community Water

Elsie and her husband, Chad, are raising two children along with soybeans, corn, wheat and milo in Tom Bean, TX. Water is on my mind constantly. I think about the streams and creeks that run through my community and carry water to our lakes and…

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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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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…