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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

Planting seeds into cover crops on Carla Schultz’s Michigan farm. 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…

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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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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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More than one way to plant a seed

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 is a big…