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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: August 2012
*This post is for Megan Frahm, who, unbeknownst to me, holds an intense passion for egg products. A few weeks ago I was on the way to work in the morning, and on the morning talk radio they were talking … Continue readingRead More...
Like it has been for most of the rest of the country, the 2012 drought has been painful for us. Our dryland (non-irrigated) acres have been toast for a couple weeks now. Thankfully, due to many late nights and a … Continue readingRead More...
This has been a big week for guests for EatPrayFarm. A few weeks ago I was talking to one of my best friends, Sam, and she agreed to do a guest post. We grew up 4 miles from eachother and … Continue readingRead More...
Today’s Women in Ag feature is part two of a fabulous duo of women. They are the minds behind Faces of Agriculture, a blog telling the stories of farmers and ranchers across the nation. Elizabeth, like Jamie, also blogs on her … Continue readingRead More...
This is a picture David took in one of our fields. Huge cracks like this are popping up in fields all over because of the lack of rain. Often large cracks form in soils that are high in clay. The … Continue readingRead More...
On Monday, July 23rd, the USDA released its monthly Greening Headquarters Update to employees. One line read, “One simple way to reduce your environmental impact while dining at our cafeterias is to participate in the ‘Meatless Monday’ initiative.” (See the … Continue readingRead More...