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The Food Knowledge Gap

This last week I heard someone talking about a recent hospital visit a family member had.  A nurse, who was providing care for the person, told them they needed to eat only organic food because it was healthier.  The nurse … Continue reading

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Farming Differences – It’s OK to be Different!

In the last two weeks I have had a couple of my farming friends contact me about some issues in agriculture.  The issues have been a little different but the overall theme was the same.  I was reluctant to write … Continue reading

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There Is No Health Insurance for Pigs

Understanding Antibiotic Use on American Farms and Ranches On our farm, it’s normal for us to have entire groups of pigs that never have had any antibiotics when they go to market.  Yes, you read that correctly. I know this … Continue reading

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National Agriculture Day Down on the Farm

Yesterday was National Agriculture Day, a day to celebrate agriculture in our country. On our farm, we spent the day caring for our livestock like we do every day on the farm. I began my day at a meeting that … Continue reading

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Life In a Rural Community

Last week our daughter had a big basketball game at her school against a neighboring town; it was the “Think Pink” game that is becoming an annual tradition for our school.  FCCLA organized this event to raise money for breast … Continue reading

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No School Means More Hands to Build Fences

Today our kids didn’t have school. They were looking forward to a four day school week and so was their dad! The kids were excited about less school work and homework but Kevin was excited because he would have two … Continue reading

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Paying It Forward – Agriculture Style

With all of the negative news in today’s world, it’s easy to think we live in a troubled place.  It’s easy to become cynical and think no one cares about their neighbors anymore.  Today I received a phone call that … Continue reading

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The Drought of 2012 – What’s the Impact to Livestock Farmers?

This year has been very challenging for farmers and ranchers all over the United States.  Our farm is no different than the majority of farms, we are very, very dry and in need of lots of rain.  Kevin and I … Continue reading

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The Challenges of Winter on the Farm

We had our first snow of the winter this week and with it came the normal scenes of winter.  The snow blanketed the ground and all we could see was white.  There were cars and trucks in the ditches, kids … Continue reading

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What Is a Typical Day on the Farm?

The other day I was asked what a typical day was like on our farm.  As I thought about this question I had to laugh inside because there isn’t a way to describe a typical day on our farm.  Every … Continue reading

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