American Family Farmer

American Family Farmer

A weekly look at trends in Family Farming and Healthy Eating.

Episodes

January 12, 2023 36 min
Host and American Family Farmer, Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with news about Kroger's $25-million offer to buy Albertsons and why the merger will allow them to beat down farmers on prices. A cider mill and Christmas Tree farm in Kalamazoo has been shut down by unfair zoning regulations. Next, we meet Dr. Jack Stockwell, NUCCA Chiropractor and nutritional specialist. www.jackstockwell.com. He only creates and recom...
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Host and American Family Farmer, Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with news about a new multi-million-dollar hi-tech indoor farm that is going in south of San Antonio, TX. The farm will provide lots of new low-income farm jobs. A Hawaiian trout farm is looking to move, due to land displacement from volcanos. Pacific salmon farms will be getting hundreds of acres of new spawning ground, due to the dismantling of unused hydr...
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Host and American Family Farmer, Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with news about new financing being made available for Regenerative Farming and $24-million being offered for farm development programs. The number of accidents involving tractors is on the rise. Next, we meet Danny Raulerson Executive Director, Cranberry Marketing Committee, who discusses his team’s work with cranberry farmers, along with what he’s seeing m...
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Host and American Family Farmer, Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with news that some dairy farmers have added cheese making to their list of products. Liquid milk production alone is not keeping dairy farms afloat, even though the demand for dairy products is up from last year. There's also news about a new electronic device that helps increase milk production. Next, we meet Agriculture Commissioner of Georgia Gary Bl...
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November 14, 2022 35 min
Host and American Family Farmer, Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with news about several were arrested but not charged with pig-napping after trying to make a point, while rescuing them. A Michigan farmer was charged with dumping untreated human waste. Then, a look at the damage to crops and livestock as a result of the recent hurricane. Next, we meet Phillip Gruber, a reporter for a Lancaster, NJ farming newspaper. pgrub...
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Host and American Family Farmer, Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with the latest Agricultural News, including what you can expect to pay for Thanksgiving dinner this year, New York governor wants to impose limits of 40 hours per week for farm workers, farm accidents are on the rise and the world's largest corn maze pays tribute to James Bond films. Next, we meet Dr. Julie Marfell & Laura Weddle. Suicide is the 11t...
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Host and American Family Farmer, Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with the latest Agricultural News, including the exploding number of Chinese fishing fleets and how they are affecting other countries and the NFL Indiana Colts present Willie Nelson with a one-million dollar check at Farm Aid, 2022. Next, we meet Doug Carrigan, head of a fifth generation Family Farm. Carrigan Farms has been family-owned since 1902, and brin...
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Host and American Family Farmer, Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with the latest Agricultural News, including news about the narrowly avoided train strike and the current lack of young farmers, with today's average age being 60. Next, we meet Meg Plucinski of D & M Family Farms, in Jefferson County, Wisconsin. https://www.dmfamilyfarm.com/They are a small, organic dairy farm in Southeastern Wisconsin, and operate ...
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Host and American Family Farmer, Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with the latest Agricultural News, including news that the number of hog farms are shrinking, Iowa is the number one hog processing state. Next, we meet Jane Velez-Mitchell, founder and content editor of UnChainedTV, a multi-platform social media news outlet that produces original video content on animals’ rights and the vegan/compassionate lifestyle, www.un...
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Host and American Family Farmer, Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with the latest Agricultural News, including: an update on the drought and how it's affecting Texas, apple crops late in Minnesota and the Indiana Hosier Homestead Awards. Next. Doug introduces us to Melissa O'Rourke, Farm and Agribusiness Management Specialist at the Iowa State University Extension Service, morourke@iastate.edu . They discuss ho...
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August 17, 2022 32 min
Host and American Family Farmer, Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with farm news. Items covered include: the drought, lack of hay to feed livestock, climate change, the water shortage and Avian Flu. Joining Farmer Doug is Jennifer Fahy, Farm Aid 2022, Communications Director. www.farmaid.org. They discuss the activities at this year's event, being held September 24, 2022 at Raleigh, NC.
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Host and American Family Farmer, Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with announcing that June is officially Dairy Month. Trending right now are the prices for cows and how they are market based. Record high beef prices are being seen right now, as the grilling season begins, and the cost of propane is rising. Watch out! Avion Flu is also on the rise. Next, we meet Jim Roberts, Chairman of the Board - Farm to Consumer Foundat...
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Host and American Family Farmer, Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with news about how producers of bio-logically engineered foods are trying to confuse us with their ingredients labeling. The USDA wants to establish standard labeling so that we won't be misled. There is a new pledge from The White House to help Family Farmers. Next, we meet Amy LaBelle, founder and winemaker at LaBelle Winery. Formerly a corporate atto...
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Host and American Family Farmer, Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with more news about the rising Diesel prices. At $5.83 a gallon, an Indiana seller holds the current record for the highest price. Add to that, Diesel is becoming harder to find. But get this; one oil company in Saudi, Arabia has just been valued at $6.2 trillion dollars. Next, we meet father and son Jim and Dane Hauser. They are 5th generation farmers at S...
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Host and American Family Farmer, Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with news that with diesel prices rising to $6.00 per gallon, operating your farm equipment and getting your product to market is skyrocketing. The White House has announced a new Internet Services Plan for rural America. It's called The Affordable Connectivity Program and is intended to make high speed internet available to rural areas at a fixed rate o...
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Host and American Family Farmer, Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with news about cyberattacks on farmers. The FBI has issued warnings and guidelines to help prevent it. Then, news about a new research center for Sustainable Farming in North Carolina. Next, we meet David Wallace, CEO of CODA Farm Technologies. www.codafarmtech.com He grew up on a farm and has developed a product, FarmHQ that puts all of your sprinkler reel...
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Host and American Family Farmer, Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with an update on the Oklahoma Right To Farm Bill. The challenge to the bill was shot down by the state. Next, we meet Matthew Steinberg, of Exhibit 'A' Brewing Company. www.exhibit-a-brewing.com The micro-brewery supports locally sourced ingredients with new packaging that highlights its connection with area farmers. The craft brewery helped to laun...
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Host and American Family Farmer, Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with news about The Administration's decision to use Ethanol blend through the Summer and more on the Right To Repair Bill. Then, a report about how Family Farming has changed over the years. Next, we meet Sara Wyant, editor and Agri-Pulse Communications, Inc. https://www.agri-pulse.com/ Sara is recognized on Capitol Hill, as well as with farm and commod...
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American Family Farmer, and host Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with news of how food prices have risen in the past year, because the many costs of farming have gone up. Don't be ashamed to raise your prices. Next, we meet Jeffrey Landau, Director of Development at Agritecture.com. www.jeffery@agritecture.com - www.agriteture.com Their mission is to accelerate and empower the transition to smarter and more resili...
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Host and American Family Farmer, Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with news that recent reports show that 2 of every 5 Americans are involved, in some way, with food production. 43 million have food industry related jobs and are paid $2 trillion in wages. Next, we meet Jeff Obrecht, Broker/Owner, Auctioneer, & Certified General Appraiser in Iowa. Known as “The Dirt Dealer” and based in Iowa Falls, Iowa, Obrecht says th...
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