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- Conventional Food: Way More Cost-Effective, Just As Healthy? January 30, 2014Notice, in the title, I didn’t say “healthier for you”. What we know (based upon scientific research to date) is that organic and niche agricultural products are just as healthy for consumers as conventionally grown. The bias against conventional food … Continue reading → […]Megan Loberg
- Farm Bill Sweet Farm Bill January 28, 2014If you ask many farmers in the current day and age, they would probably say that they would be happy to see less regulations coming from both state and national government. But that’s not going to happen, so we have … Continue reading → […]Megan Loberg
- Guest Post: Long time no blog by John Temme October 13, 2013Wow, what a wild ride since my last blog post. To be honest I’ve tried to write a couple since my last one but failed to finish them. Life just seemed to be getting in the way. Since my last post … Continue reading → […]John Temme
- Dumpster Diving to Avoid GMO’s September 19, 2013The documentary “GMO OMG” is playing around the nation, and as I sat down to learn more, I was astonished to see a familiar face! Last year, as a treat for my students in Foods and Nutrition class, we watched … Continue reading → […]Megan Loberg
- Don’t Gag all the Ag-Gag May 21, 2013Although it’s currently hard to believe now, my family had a farrow-to-finish hog operation until I was 10 or so. After that, we continued to raise feeder pigs (if nothing else for the many red-ribbon-winning (i.e., strictly average) 4-H hogs … Continue reading → […]Beth Lutter
- Smile for the Drone May 6, 2013If you’re looking to make a buck on an oddball idea (and let’s face it, we all are) it sounds like you should start creating a fleet of drones for PETA. The group says that they are going to start … Continue reading → […]Megan Loberg
- A Pork Chop By Any Other Name Still Tastes as Tasty April 4, 2013When you go to the store to buy meat, do you find yourself scratching your head? So many different cuts. The strip steak, New York strip, club steak, shell steak, and top loin steak all come from the same section of … Continue reading → […]Megan Loberg
- You Get What You Pay For: Bowman vs. Monsanto March 14, 2013There’s a case in the Supreme Court right now that’s raising the eyebrows of farmers, scientists, anti-biotechnology advocates, and even software companies. You should care because it involves food (and the research and development done to make our food supply … Continue reading → […]Beth Lutter
- Nancy Kerrigan, Bt Corn, and Dry Sarcasm February 25, 2013MSN recently published an article listing the “14 Foods You Should Never Eat“. In it, they call out bread, beef, non-organic produce, and McDonald’s. Also, they present the same information we’ve heard sensationalized in anti-ag media for years and act … Continue reading → […]Megan Loberg
- Super Bowl Surprise February 4, 2013I’m feeling pretty sheepish right now- I took a new job and haven’t been able to write as much and keep up with agricultural news. I checked my phone tonight and saw that I had over 20 emails. They keep … Continue reading → […]Megan Loberg
- Conventional Food: Way More Cost-Effective, Just As Healthy? January 30, 2014
Monthly Archives: July 2011
If you’ve followed the price of food closely, you know that it’s on an upswing. In fact, statistically, food prices have been high since roughly January 2010 and show no signs of really decreasing. FAO Price Index as of July … Continue readingRead More...
Hello from the Sr. Most (ok…oldest!) member of Loberg Farms. I’m Kris Loberg or “mom.” Recently our small community celebrated its 125th Birthday. It was a weekend full of family, neighbors and fun. But it also brought to me many … Continue readingRead More...
I was in class a few weeks ago- being a higher level nutrition class, it is full of lots of nutrition science majors, people who are becoming doctors and athletic trainers and people who are going to make a lot … Continue readingRead More...
What do you do when you’re a two or three-year-old in the summer when you live in rural Nebraska? LOTS! Exhibit A: Kittens. We currently have 13..all born in the last 7 weeks! … Continue readingRead More...
I’m still not in work mode from the long weekend, so I thought I’d share some thoughts from someone else today. If you keep up with farmland prices, the following is some good reading by one of the leading experts … Continue readingRead More...