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How Do We Build a Better Future while Celebrating Agriculture’s Legacy? By Erin Fitzgerald, U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance CEO Author, environmentalist and farmer Wendell…
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What’s CRISPR-Cas9 and its Potential Impact on Agriculture?

CRISPR: you may have heard about it, but what is it? In science terms, CRISPR stands for Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats and refers…
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Don’t let the Dirty Dozen scare you

If you say the words ‘Dirty Dozen’ to farmers, don’t be surprised if you see them shudder, as this popular - but fallacious - concept…
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Drones on Today’s SMART Farm

Farmers and ranchers use drones on today’s SMART Farm for a variety of reasons. Drones perform precise soil analysis, check for plant health, show where…
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Why it's ok to Eat Non-Organic Strawberries

Whether you choose to buy organic or not, strawberries are safe to eat. “Is it worth it and necessary to buy organic fruits and vegetables?”…
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Why Does Food Bring People Together?

The Wall Street Journal’s Anne Marie Chaker recently wrote an article called ‘The Hottest Social Scene in Town Isn’t the Singles’ Bar. It’s the Supermarket,’…
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How the Veterinary Feed Directive has Impacted our Dairy Farm

It’s been about a year since the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) implemented the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) and very little has changed on our…
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Six Ways We Ensure the Individual Health and Safety of Every Piglet

As a millennial who pursued a journalism undergraduate degree and a Master’s Degree in Family Studies, little did I know my roots would bring me…
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10 Practical Lifestyle Changes You Can Make for a Healthier New Year

  The New Year is just a day away, and if you’re like most people, you’re talking about resolutions. Although any time of the year…
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Food Labeling: Helpful or Harmful?

Food companies are stocking grocery store shelves with products that tout absence claims like non-GMO, antibiotic-free and hormone-free, all in the name of transparency. But…
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