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In: Farmer/Consumer Relations

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Nov

Aquifers and Agriculture: A Groundwater Display

Closeup of the graphics on the groundwater challenges display

What does geology have to do with agriculture, you might wonder? Rocks don’t exactly grow like…

12
Oct

rbST and Milk: Answering Consumers’ Questions

You’ve probably seen labels on milk jugs saying something like, “From cows not treated with rbST….

14
Sep

Coffee Certification Labels: Answering Consumers’ Questions

Coffee beans spilling out of burlap sack next to white cup of coffee

Like last month’s topic in our series on common questions about food, September’s question also deals…

03
Aug

Wild-Caught vs. Farmed Fish: Answering Consumers’ Questions

Photo of fish lying in a row; used for article on wild-caught vs. farmed fish

We’re afraid we have to apologize: the title is somewhat misleading. Comparing wild-caught vs. farmed fish…

08
Jun

Synthetic vs. Organic Fertilizers: Answering Consumers’ Questions

Tractor and sprayer in a field; used for article on synthetic vs. organic fertilizers

Chemical vs. organic fertilizers. Those are some loaded words, right? Many consumers distrust any idea of…

11
May

“Is Local Food Always Better?”: Answering Consumers’ Questions

Seller handing apple to buyer at farmer's market; used for article on local food

It’s spring! (Or it’s getting there, depending on where you live.) Warmer temperatures mean flowers, sunny…

06
Apr

Grass-fed vs. Grain-Fed: Answering Consumers’ Questions

Black-and-white grass-fed cows grazing

Remember back in February, when we talked about raw milk? This month’s topic also has to…

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Feb
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Jan
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Sep

Standing Up for Farmers: The “Modern Ag Worker” Display

Shows part of the Modern Ag Worker standup display

Ever heard the saying, ”If it ain’t broke, don‘t fix it“? It‘s a handy reminder that…