Produce Common Sense

Produce Common Sense

We all learn from each other. Come along as I share what I have learned and while I learn, and get to know the people who produce the food that you eat. Please Rate, Review And Subscribe. Thank You For Listening.

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December 8, 2022 35 min

A goal is an objective or target that someone is trying to reach or achieve. The goal is also the end point of a race or something a player is trying to put an object into as part of a game. A goal is an aim or objective you work toward with effort and determination.

We all have many goals in life, I have many in my job, trying to teach people about agriculture, and also in my personal life.

In this episode, I have a conversation wit...

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Apples are one of the most valuable fruit crops in the United States. The 2021 apple crop totaled just over 10.5 billion pounds, down 5 million pounds from 2019. 
 
 The United States has 5,000 plus apple producers who grow, on average, 240 million bushels of apples each year. These producers grow the apples on an approximated 322 thousand acres of land.
 
 The utilized apple crop was just over 11 billion pounds.  (NASS 2021)
 32 states...

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October 23, 2022 11 min

On October 19th Ann Coulter an American Conservative, media pundit, author, syndicated columnist, and lawyer made a statement on the Social Media platform Twitter.

Ann Tweeted:


“If farmers ran the world, we'd still be sweeping, instead of vacuuming, and washing our clothes in rivers, instead of washing machines.

Why should Americans be forced to subsidize this one industry's refusal to move into the 1900s?”

-Ann Coulter


Well… d...

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Growing up in a small town has its pros and cons, and all the experiences in a small community may seem insignificant during your childhood, but they can actually play a significant role in shaping how you see the world as an adult.

In this episode I have a talk with Allan Draper, Business Startup Expert about how growing up in a small town can teach you so many important lessons that you will carry with you for the rest of your lif...

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Agricultural robots automate slow, repetitive, and dull tasks for farmers, allowing them to focus more on improving overall production yields. Some of the most common robots in agriculture are used for Harvesting, Picking, and Weed Control.

In this episode, I had a talk with  Paul Mikesell CEO and Founder Of Carbon Robotics about Robotics in Agriculture and the Laserweeding Robot which is an innovative, reliable, and sustainable sol...

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“USA is a nation of immigrants. We are the children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren of the ones who wanted a better life, the driven ones, the ones who woke up at night hearing that voice telling them that life in that place called America could be better.”

The United States has the highest immigrant population in the world at 50.6 million (as of mid-2020), which equates to approximately 15.3% of the total U.S. population ...

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Supply chain management is an essential part of business success. How well a company manages this process can directly translate into increased revenues. 

COVID Has disrupted supply chains around the world. But they’ve also been a vital lifeline to support the response, keeping essential supplies like food and other key necessities flowing where they’re needed most. There’s no doubt that the pandemic has tested the ingenuity, resili...

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March 11, 2022 22 min

 “AgTech” is an emerging economic sector that has the potential to completely reshape global agriculture, dramatically increasing the productivity of the agriculture system while reducing the environmental and social costs of current ag production practices.

Agriculture Technology  is the use of technology in agriculture, horticulture, and aquaculture with the aim of improving yield, efficiency and profitability for farm managers an...

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In this episode I will talk about how I ended up communicating and trying to teach about farming and agriculture all because of an onion tree, In this Episode you will know and understand a little more about me and my motivation, the purpose and the mission of why I do what I do as a Podcaster and Social Media Content Creator. 

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In todays episode we speak with The Produce Nerd, Megan,  about why she found her way onto the farm.   

Her background wasn’t farming, but once she saw how the crops were harvested she couldn’t help wanting to learn more, so much so that she started social media dedicated to the process.

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How do you reach the next level in your career?

Most of us want to grow our careers, in some capacity. Perhaps moving up the ladder means more financial freedom, or a different social standing, or even a more fulfilling and challenging role. Whatever the reason, we all want to expand our knowledge, learn something new, prove our worth and progress our careers. 

But with strong competition for jobs in the construction and infrastructu...

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The amount of moisture available at the different growth stages can affect how well the plants grow, their resistance to disease, and the yield of the crop. So farmers need to manage when they irrigate just as much as when they harvest!

In areas that have irregular precipitation, irrigation improves crop growth and quality. By allowing farmers to grow crops on a consistent schedule, irrigation also creates more reliable food supplie...

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The amount of moisture available at the different growth stages can affect how well the plants grow, their resistance to disease, and the yield of the crop. So farmers need to manage when they irrigate just as much as when they harvest!

In areas that have irregular precipitation, irrigation improves crop growth and quality. By allowing farmers to grow crops on a consistent schedule, irrigation also creates more reliable food supplie...

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Not all farmers will disappear within 10 years, but as we've seen over the past couple of generations, their role will diminish.  At one time, most Americans were farmers. Now, there are only 2 million across the country. ...

In this seventh episode of the Podcast I had a talk with Paul Manfre General MGR at TOP KATZ LLC about how Agriculture, an essential industry and the backbone of our society, is undergoing immense global s...

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Farmer demonization has become an acceptable pastime, but much of the criticism comes from a place of ignorance about the reality of life on the land.

In this sixth episode of the Podcast I had a talk with Derrick Josi about how farmer face their own peculiar challenges and most are occasionally demonized by the public opinion.

Other than the action of farming itself, farmers like nothing more than to talk about their work; they woul...

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America is a nation of immigrants, nearly one of every four Americans —70 million people — is ​an immigrant or the child of parents who came from another country.  Some fled war, persecution, or environmental disaster; others pursued the American ideal of opportunity for all.

In this fifth episode of the Podcast I had a talk with BJ Grewal, Owner of Produce Purchasing & Produce Sales at Chicago Basil, about how the Immigrant exp...

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September 30, 2021 17 min

Growing crops of any type is no easy feat; the number of challenges farmers encounter can seem overwhelming to newcomers and outsiders and can change on a yearly basis or even more often. Hemp growers face a lot of challenges, too, some of which are unique to hemp. 

In this fourth episode of the Podcast I had a talk with Scot Schwab, from Mett Naturals  about the challenges specific to growing the crop. These challenges largely focu...

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Every year more Non-GMO products are being created, but there’s something really tricky and important you need to know about these products.
What exactly does the “Non - GMO” label mean? And the difference with Organic Produce.

In this third episode of the Podcast I had a talk with Karalynne Call, Just Ingredients CEO, about the difference between Organic Produce & Non - GMO Labels.

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September 2, 2021 21 min

Desert farming is the practice of developing agriculture in deserts. As agriculture depends upon irrigation and water supply, farming in arid regions where water is scarce is a challenge. However, desert farming has been practiced by humans for thousands of years. 

In this second episode of the Podcast I had a talk with Derek Azevedo, Vice President and COO from Bowles Farming about the challenges of farming In the Desert.

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August 12, 2021 21 min

In this first episode we welcome you to our new Podcast, Produce Common Sense, and we will get to know a little more in depth some of the key family members who collaborate in Owyhee Produce, we will have guests from different generations who work in the business and help make things possible. 

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