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Corporate farms ARE family farms

We often hear of “corporate farms.” What many people don’t know is that the majority of family farms are held as corporations! The reasons for doing this are many – consolidating ownership, diversifying liability, and decreasing the farmer’s personal tax … Continue reading

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Hemp it up

Well, we wrote about psychedelic honey, so we thought we’d write about hemp, just to go along with that theme!  Hah! Hemp is gaining traction in a couple states out here in the West as a cash crop.  Bills that … Continue reading

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CAFOs* Feed The World

*Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation Scenario 1: 1.6 million beings are crowded into 23 square miles. This is an occupation rate of 108.9 beings per acre. These beings must provide their own food, shelter and medical care. They live on top … Continue reading

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Thought of the Week

 Despite all our accomplishments, we owe our existence to a six-inch layer of topsoil and the fact that it rains.  

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These Country Songs REALLY Tick Me Off

“What Was I Thinking” – Dierks Bentley The line that kills me: “Shut off the lights and tore through the corn field. What was I thinkin’?” Yeah, what the heck were you thinking, Dierks? Thinking that driving through a corn field … Continue reading

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Smart Fresh Local

Farmer Mary Hillebrecht’s (whom we profiled in December, 2013) sister, Laura, participated in making this nice little video about their farm and about eating fresh, local food. They grow sweet corn for local farmstands. Enjoy!  

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Pizza My Heart

I’m pretty sure there’ is/was a pizza place in Santa Cruz, California with that name! Pizza could probably be named The World’s Favorite Food. Pizza can be fancy shmancy gourmet from a specialty pizza shop, or a slice from Domino’s, and the … Continue reading

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The Farmstead is #1

We would like to brag and crow a bit about one of our own! USA Today recently put out a list of the Top 10 corn mazes across the United States. The Farmstead of Boise, Idaho was #1 on their … Continue reading

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The Spirit of the Agrarian Creed

Americans are familiar with the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, but there was another set of principles the Founding Fathers held closely, although they never formally adopted them. Those principles are the Agrarian Creed, also known as the … Continue reading

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Farming By the Numbers

This, from the 2012 Agriculture Census $19.5 billion was the total value spent on seeds by U.S. farmers in 2012, up 66% from 2007 95.5 million no-till acres were reported by producers in the U.S. for 2012. That’s more than … Continue reading

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