American Family Farmer

American Family Farmer

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October 22, 2020 31 min
Host and American Family Farmer, Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with a report from The New York Times warning us how bad cattle are for the planet. Next, we meet Cornell University Graduate Student Morgan Irons. Morgan designed and performed a Mars agriculture experiment for her undergraduate thesis at Duke University. She also designed and patented a new model for a "quasi-closed, agroecological system" for extr...
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October 16, 2020 37 min
Host and American Family Farmer Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with Agriculture news. Leas story is that this is National Farmers Week. Next, Monsanto continues its battle to keep use of Round-Up on American Farms. Chinese Killer Hornets are destroying our Honey Bees. And last, the Presidential Candidates are using every trick they can to buy Farm Votes. Then, we meet chef and owner of Bulrush restaurant in St. Louis, Ro...
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American Family Farmer and Host Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with Agriculture News; leading off with 46-million eggs being donated to food banks by Egg Ranchers. Then, news of higher prices of hay and pumpkins, due to weather issues. Next, we meet Karin Taylor, who owns and operates the renowned animal sanctuary Mandalay Farms in Jupiter, Florida. https://www.mandalayfarms.com/ With over 250 animals it is home to a var...
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Doug Stephan, Host and American Family Farmer www.eastleighfarm.com begins with ag news about the latest funding bill to help get farmers through the end of the year. Next, we meet Executive Director of Land For Good, Jim Hafner. Jim has over 25 years experience in program development, outreach and research in the fields of international agriculture, community development, and public health. Land For Good is a nonprofit organizatio...
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American Family Farmer and Host, Doug Stephan www/eastleighfarm.com begins with Agriculture news concerning replacing Farm Workers with Robots. Next, we meet equine intuitive counselor, nutritional consultant and author Esta Bernstein. www.saffyresanctuary.org She grew up in the racing industry and has over 45years of equine experience. As the author of Changing Horses the book, and producer of Changing Horses the film, Esta embodi...
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Host and American Family Farmer Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com began with a story about a Cornel University graduate, Bob DeCarlo, who took a job as a trainee at a 600-cow dairy. He did his job well and today the owner is grooming him to eventually take over the farm. In other Agriculture news, the venom from a honeybee's sting has been found to be a powerful anti-tumor agent for breast cancer. Next, we meet 7th generation ...
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Host and American Family Farmer Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with news that he is considering getting back into milking cows again. And then, The Government of Mexico has banned use of Monsanto's Round Up. Next, we meet Tina and Orion Weldon, co-founders and owners of TerraPurezza, a regenerative agriculture institute and farm in Spicewood, TX. www.TerraPurezza.com They were asked by Country Music Megastar Willie N...
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Host and American Family Farmer Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with a national look at weather and how it's affected crops and how to use Crop Insurance. Then he opines about the Presidential Candidates and the USPS. Next, we meet fifth generation farmer Rick Clark. Rick has developed and is constantly improving a systematic approach to regenerative farming. https://www.farmgreen.land/ The farm strives to be a low co...
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Host and American Family Farmer Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins news about how this year's weather is affecting farming from coast to coast. Then, news that sales of irrigation systems are at a ten year high in Doug's home state, Massachusetts. Next, we meet Rachael Winfree. www.winfreelab.com Dr. Winfree is a Professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources at Rutgers University. In her wor...
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Host and American Family Farmer Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins some agri-news. Top story is how to take advantage of the Coronavirus Commodity Grants and how to get on the list. Next, we meet Zac McDaniel. He is the owner and VP of Production at First Saturday Lime, a completely safe and eco-friendly insect repellent. www.firstsaturdaylime.com He runs First
Saturday Lime with his wife, and the CEO of FSL, Jana. Their rapi...
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Host and American Family Farmer Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with good news that Financial Investors are gearing up to bet lots of their money in Farming. Next, we meet Richard Heim. He is a U.S. Drought Monitor and North American Drought Monitor author who is involved in drought monitoring at NCEI for NOAA. Finally, Farmer Doug Opines about how farmers should be using their collective rational minds to discover ways t...
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Host and American Family Farmer Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with news about mysterious unsolicited seeds from China have been arriving all over the country. Do not open the package and do not plant the seeds! Report it to local authorities ASAP. Next, we meet former NFL star, turned Family Farmer Jason Brown. Facebook: @firstfruitsfarmnc - instagram @wisefarmerbrown - Twitter @wisefarmerbrown. After gradua...
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Host and American Family Farmer Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with news that Bayer Pharmaceutical faces tens of thousands of claims for continuing to sell the product Round-Up without a warning label. Now, the company has agreed to pay more than $10 billion to settle its lawsuits and set aside funds for any future cases. Next, we meet Katey Evens, co-founder of The Frozen Farmer, a farm creamery that was recently featur...
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Host and American Family Farmer Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with good news that U-Pick Farms are showing great increases around the country. Also, The Government has identified 59 things that you should not use on crops. Next, we meet Nicole DelCogliano, Director of Programs & Human Relations at Organic Growers School. https://organicgrowersschool.org/ Organic Growers School is the premiere provider of practical ...
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Host and American Family Farmer Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with news that COVID19 Food Assistance programs have been extended through August. Next, news about how farmers are dealing with the Summer Heat. Then, we meet Iowa State University Professor Andy VanLoocke. https://www.agron.iastate.edu/people/andy-vanloocke and http://faculty.agron.iastate.edu/vanloocke/ Andy's passion for atmospheric sciences started i...
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Host and American Family Farmer Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with Agri-News about how cows are being treated. Farmers are being forced to dump products, due to complications from COVID19. Sales of Community Supported Agricultural shares are up. Next, we meet comedic investigative journalist, bestselling author,and a solar-powered goat herder, Doug Fine. www.dougfine.com His hemp books include "American Hemp Farmer,...
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Host and American Family Farmer Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with a lesson in virology and the many forms of bacteria on our host planet. Also, more Racism news that Blacks currently own only .52% of farms. At one time it was 14%. Next, we meet President and COO Angela Speer and CEO of Tulip Town Farm of Skagit Valley, Washington. www.tuliptown.com In 2019 another generation of Skagit Valley natives decided it was time...
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Host and American Family Farmer Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with a summary of top Agri News stories. National farm groups have united to support local media as a way to stay up to date with new developments in the world of agriculture. A group of college students have created a link to match local farms that have excess crops or products with groups that need it, such as food banks. Next, we meet Farm Mom Annette Thur...
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Host and American Family Farmer Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with news about the difficulty the Coronavirus has caused as farmers seek to hire temporary farm workers. There's also news about Racism with minority farmers securing loans and selling their products. Next, Doug welcomes writer, director, and producer of historical documentaries, Robert Rapley. His current documentary features Norman Borlaug, titled "...
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Host and American Family Farmer Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with news about a new bill that has been introduced to put an end to Factory Farms. Next, we meet Registered Horticultural Therapist Joel Flagler. Joel is an Agricultural Extension Agent and Professor at Rutgers University/ NJ Ag Experiment Station. https://plantbiology.rutgers.edu/hort-therapy/. He has developed the first curricula in Horticultural Therapy (...
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