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Can We Eat Like Our Ancestors?

Kelly Marshall is a busy farm mom who raises row crops and a garden near Maysville, Missouri.   Springtime is my favorite time of year. Partly because of the promise it holds on a farm, but mostly because it means I can get into my…

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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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Dairy Diary – Family Farm vs. Factory Farm – Day 3

Since we have a technologically advanced farm, it might be easy for people to assume we are a factory farm. This couldn’t be further from the truth. We are a family farm.

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Top 5 Food Questions Consumers Ask Dieticians

Farmer, Wanda Patsche asked a number of dietitians what food questions they most commonly receive. Here are the top five they shared.

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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.

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Road to Successful Farming has Four Stops

What does it take in order to make a farm successful today? GMOs? Networking? Technology? Stewardship? Read this discussion from an Indiana farmer.

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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.

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It’s Time To Speak Up!

It’s hard to know what labels mean. Cage free? Hormone free? No antibiotics? What do all of these mean? Farmer Kim Bremmer helps explain many misconceptions.

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Hormones in Milk: Should You Worry?

When shopping at the grocery store, it can sometimes be difficult to understand food labels, especially when it comes to milk. I hope to give you the tools and knowledge about milk labels so the next time you encounter a “Hormone-free” or “No Hormones Added” label on your milk container, you can make informed food decisions for your family.