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What You Should Know About Cotton in September

I have to say, it has been too long since I stepped into a cotton field, so when people send me photos online reminding me where we are in the cotton season, I get pretty excited. Seemed like a good time to do a quick status check on the crop since a couple of people […]

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What a Total a Lack of Maturity! … In Cotton Fields

On of the things that farmers have to worry about is whether or not their crops are going to fully mature. And while I think more than a few people can be watched closely for the same reason, with crops, it is a bit different. In order to harvest a crop, farmers want to be […]

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Taking Time to Check on Cotton Sustainability Facts

This morning when I did my first check of my social media streams, I came across a post from the fine folks at Cotton Incorporated who celebrate “the touch, the feel of cotton, the fabric of our lives.” The article begs the question “The Cotton Controversy: Does Green Have To Be At Odds With Our […]

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Love Those Cotton Blue & Gold FFA Jackets! A Guest Post from An Advocate for Ag

I have had a guest series of posts related to cotton getting a bit dusty. I needed to dust it off and get back into getting people to tell their stories of how cotton is the fabric of their lives here on my blog. I have been one of many  talking about FFA on social […]

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Why use a herbicide? Answering a question on

This morning as I woke up and played lazy for a while, I scrolled through various social media sites and saw this question on Quora: That’s just the kind of honest question that comes to the mind of lots of folks on a regular basis — What is the advantage of using a herbicide for […]

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In Search of the Top 10 Ag Blog Posts of 2013

In case you have missed it, the AgChat Foundation has an album of photos on its Facebook page. They are looking for the top 10 blog posts about agriculture this year. The blog posts in the set cover a wide range of topics, written by people in various parts of agriculture. I put the thumbnails […]

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Tim checks out one of the cows

My Visit to an Organic Dairy — Wordless Wednesday

I recently went to visit my friends at Zweber Farms just outside of the Twin Cities. I wanted to share a few of the photos I took while visiting Tim & Emily there. Since my visit was a really quick on on a rainy day, I didn’t have a chance to see quite as much as […]

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Honored to be Part of the 30 Days of Women in Agriculture Series

I mentioned earlier this month that my friend Katie Pinke in North Dakota was doing a series of posts on women in agriculture. I was honored to be asked to participate in the series. includes an introduction by Katie that really grabs my heart and head. I wanted to post a quick stub here so […]

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