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A Guide to Beef Labeling Rules and Regulations

By  Kelsey Pope Navigating the confusing world of beef labels and packaging can be difficult, so I want to talk a little about how that world is regulated. My family and I manage 700 head of Red Angus cattle in eastern Colorado. In the United…

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3 Meat-Marketing Claims Explained

By Annie Carlson, third-generation farmer from Mercer, North Dakota Along with my husband and three children, I own and operate Morning Joy Farm, a pasture-based, local-market farm. We produce pastured eggs, chickens, turkeys, pork and grass fed lamb and market it directly to local customers…

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Family Farming: A Labor of Love.

Family farming work is a labor of love. Every day, we pour our hearts and souls into it. Caring for our land and our animals is our purpose and calling in life, woven

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Dairy Diary – Confidently Raising Safe Milk – Day 5

We take antibiotics seriously on our farm. I believe a common misconception is that we routinely give our cows antibiotics when they are not sick. Antibiotics are a last resort for us. We treat our cows depending on the illness.

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Dairy Diary – Growing Up Dairy – Day 4

It hasn’t been easy as a first-generation dairy farm, but it has been worth it for us and our children growing up on our first-generation family dairy farm. We currently milk and care for 140 cows.

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Take a Ride in the Combine During Soybean Harvest:

Fall harvest of field corn and soybeans is in full swing in the Midwest! Whether it’s a long day driving the combine, grain cart, semi-truck and trailer or lunch mobile, farmers and their families are very busy this time of year.

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to harvest a big field of these crops?

Farmers drive combines through their fields to cut the plants and collect the corn or soybeans. In the video below, notice how the combine discards the chaff from the back, similar to how a lawnmower leaves grass clippings on your yard. This adds nutrients back into the soil and helps control soil erosion.