American Family Farmer

American Family Farmer

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

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July 30, 2021 34 min
Host and American Family Farmer, Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with news about the troubled Dairy industry in Wisconsin, and elsewhere. In other Ag News, farms are finding it extremely difficult fill jobs on their farms. Next, we meet Farm Aid’s Communications Director, Jennifer Fahy. www.farmaid.org Jennifer has been with Farm Aid since 2002. Since its creation Farm Aid has raised over $60 million to promote a strong a...
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Host and American Family Farmer, Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with Agriculture News. This week, more on the efforts to prevent China from purchasing prime farmland and getting subsidies from The Federal Government. Next, we meet Thomas Delgado, who specializes in training farmers to learn about selling their products to schools, through the Farm-To-School Network. www.farmtoschool.org Thomas shares the vision for how f...
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Host and American Family Farmer, Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with news about Biden's new plans to help crack down on China's encroachment into Family Farming and forcing big equipment manufacturers to make repairs easier. Next, we meet Aaron Zimmerman, who recently joined the Midwest Farm Report (Madison, Wisconsin) radio network team as a farm broadcaster. www.midwestfarmreport.com His family is deeply invest...
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American Family Farmer Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com and host of this podcast begins with news about an Ag Appropriations Bill that calls to stop the purchase of American farmland by China. Did you know that most of the Salmon caught in America is shipped to China for processing, and then shipped back here? Next, we meet an expert in sustainable farming, innovative planting and harvesting techniques, and one of the most truste...
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American Family Farmer and host Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with news about the damage caused by the severe drought in the west and now, here come the grasshoppers. Moving to the Northeast, hay crops are doing well. Are you aware of the shenanigans going on with former Agriculture Secretary, Sonny Perdue. Next, Doug introduces us to the Executive Director of the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, Sarah A...
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Host and American Family Farmer, Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with news that independent grocery stores are looking for help from the Federal Government to help them to compete on an even playing field with major grocery store chains. Only 25% of grocery stores are owned locally. Next, we meet Brittany Overshiner, owner of Upswing Farm. www.upswingfarm.com . It's a small, diversified vegetable farm that got its sta...
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Host and American Family Farmer, Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with news about a Belgium farmer creating a stink when he moves a historic stone. There's also news about Bayer reviewing the future of its Roundup and other glyphosate-based weedkillers in the U.S. residential market after a judge rejected a $2 billion plan to settle future claims alleging the herbicide causes cancer. Next, we meet the new National Farm...
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Host and American Family Farmer Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with news about the recent cyberattack on a major meat supplier and the possibility of meat prices going through the roof. Next, Doug introduces us to Kelsey Ducheneaux, who is a fourth-generation tribal rancher that calls the Cheyenne River Sioux Nation home. She’s the owner of DX Beef, LLC, a direct-to-consumer regenerative beef operation. www.dxbeef.com Ke...
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Host and Family Farmer Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with news about Government Agencies complaining to Canada about treatment to American Dairy Producers. COVID in India is huge and misguided, as people are rubbing cow excrement on their bodies to keep from getting the virus. Next, we meet Eunice M. Carrasco-Hill, founder and CEO of the Hill Family Farm Education Center, a non-profit grassroots agritourism organization...
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Host and real American Family Farmer, Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with news that farmers are having a hard time finding new farm equipment to buy. Next, we meet the founder of Fuller Field School and founding board member of Great Plains Regeneration, Gail Fuller. https://greatplainsregen.org/about-us INSTAGRAM: @Circle7byfullerfarms Gail’s life journey has taken him on a path from a 3200-acre conventional farm th...
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Host and American Family Farmer, Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with news about how growers are looking toward future soil shortages by expanding rooftop gardens and floating gardens. Next, Doug introduces us to Talkers Magazine Publisher, Michael Harrison. www.talkers.com Michael is the person who encouraged Doug to start The American Family Farmer radio program and podcast. He is a fan of Family Farms, farm animals and...
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Host and American Family Farmer, Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with Agriculture news about a new survey that shows that farm workers say that COVID is affecting their mental health much more than their physical health. Next, we meet Executive Director, Content and User Engagement for Farm Progress, Willie Vogt. https://www.farmprogress.com/ Farm Progress is a major agricultural publisher with 17 state and regional brand...
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American Family Farmer and host, Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with the news that supplies are down and the demand is up, resulting in higher grocery prices. Next, we meet Tom Brand, who is the Executive Director for the National Association of Farm Broadcasting, headquartered in Platte City, Missouri. www.nafb.com Tom grew up on a diversified family livestock and grain farm. From putting up hay and scraping hog slabs t...
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Host and American Family Farmer, Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with news that our food security in America is at risk, due to seed manufactures control of Washington DC. Next, we meet Mark McBrine. Mark is the Farm to Table Food Service Manager at Mountain View Correctional Facility in Charleston, Maine. He oversees 2 kitchens and dining facilities, as well as, 7.5 acres of intensive vegetable production and a 7-acre or...
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Host and American Family Farmer, Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with news that a group of Iowa farmers have filed a Class Action Antitrust Lawsuit against several Factory Farms and huge conglomerates. And, at long last there is a solution to the gasses that pass from both ends of Cows. Next, we meet Farmer Advocate for the Rural Advancement Foundation International, Craig Watts. www.rafiusa.org Craig has been outspoken ...
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Host and American Family Farmer Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with recent agriculture news about how many small farms make a net profit of a little over 1%, after taxes. Next, we meet Tobias Peggs, co-founder and CEO of Square Roots Farms, in Brooklyn, NY. https://squarerootsgrow.com/ Square Roots Farms is an indoor urban farming company, connecting people in cities to local, real food. Their fresh produce, grown withou...
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Host and American Family Farmer, Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with Agriculture News on how Tyson Foods is using computers to help them find chicken parts to sell. The EPA is starting their investigation on "Forever Chemicals." Next, we meet Patty Edelburg. Patty was elected to serve as the Vice President of the National Farmers Union at the 116th Annual Convention. www.nfu.org She is a graduate from the Univers...
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Host and American Family Farmer, Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with Agriculture News and the headline this week is: Food Prices Are Going Up. Hopefully, Family Farms are getting their fair share. The American public is resisting it, but it's a fact of life. Next, news that multi-billionaire Bill Gates is buying up farmland, like crazy. Then, Doug introduces us to the President and Co-Founder of Farm Sanctuary, Gene ...
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Host and American Family Farmer, Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with Agriculture News that Thomas James Vilsack will become the new Secretary of Agriculture. He has served two previous terms in the same post, during the Obama Administration. He tends to favor the larger factory farms, rather than the smaller family farms. Tractor manufacturer John Deere and several others are receiving heat for not delivering on their pr...
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Host and American Family Farmer, Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with Agriculture News about how the recent severe weather has affected farming and ranching. Then, news about PPP for farmers and getting farmworkers vaccinated. Next, Doug introduces us to a former TV reporter, who went on to lead a Nebraska State organizing campaign on health care reform, served as the national executive director of the Young Democrats of ...
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