American Family Farmer

American Family Farmer

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American Family Farmer Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with interesting figures on the largest cities in the country for transfer of food, and then news about the struggles that young people are having trying to find land to use. Next, we meet Ryan Horvath, Fleet Manager of Sitka Salmon Shares. https://sitka... Read more

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November 5, 2019 39 min

Host and American Family Farmer, Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com starts off with this week's Farm News. One of the lead stories is that every year, fewer and fewer cows are milked daily, but production continues to go up; 2% over last year. Next we meet Mark A. Kaster, founder of OrganicEye. www.organiceye.org M... Read more

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Host and American Family Farmer Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins by sharing his recent experience testifying at a hearing on growing Hemp. Hear what he did to shake up the room. Then, there's good news that Florida is experiencing a plentiful Citrus harvest. Next, we meet Niaz Dorry, Coordinating Director at North Atlantic Marine Alliance Read more

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Host and American Family Farmer, Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with news that affects The American Family Farmer. A recent study shows that 60% of farmers say that they don't have enough internet connectivity to run their businesses. Lack of cellphone service and slow internet speeds are hampering the farmer's work. Next, we meet Nick Papadopoulos, CEO, ... Read more

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October 16, 2019 40 min

Host and American Family Farmer, Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with current AG News. One of the items are the words of Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, "Get big, or get out." He and the current administration are favoring big farms, over the small Family Farm. One example is of the dairy industry. Big dairies account for 80% of today's milk pro... Read more

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October 8, 2019 39 min

Host and American Family Farmer Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com shares news of an angry Dairy Farmer who is unhappy with Doug's comments on Big Dairy and has threatened to pull his advertising from one of our stations, if they don't agree to pull the program. Doug follows with a news story on the ways to improve the Dairy Industry. Next, Doug welcomes Jocelyn Mol... Read more

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Host and American Family Farmer Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com reviews the week's agriculture news, including news about how the Chinese are buying more and more farmland and some speculate that the want a larger chunk of America's food supply. Next, we meet 23 year old twin brothers, Matthew and Joseph Brooger of Upstream Farms. Read more

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September 18, 2019 35 min

Host and American Family Farmer, Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com reports that there are now 20-thousand fewer Dairy Farms than there were 10 years ago and some of the reasons why. Next, we meet Jennifer Fahy, Communications Director for Farm Aid 2019. www.farmaid.org Jennifer has been with Farm Aid since 2002 and she l... Read more

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Host and American Family Farmer, Doug Stephan. www.eastleighfarm.com Doug begins with news about colleges offering farmers instruction on understanding Farmers Markets. Next, we meet Sean Hellein of Bethesda Farm. www.bethesdafarm.com Bethesda Farm began as a dream to provide the best-tasting, healthiest local eggs ... Read more

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Host and American Family Farmer Doug Stephan, www.eastleighfarm.com begins with good news from a recent farm equipment auction he attended. Next, we meet Scott Faber, Senior Vice President for Government Affairs at The Environmental Working Group. www.ewg.org Prior to joining EWG, Scott led efforts to modernize food safety la... Read more

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Host and American Family Farmer, Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com has news about the growing trend of consumers looking for locally grown food. The Government is considering issuing more Farm Visas to Migrant Farm Workers, and how the Government is screwing it up. Next, Doug welcomes Roger Johnson, President of the National Farmers Union. Read more

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Host and American Family Farmer Doug Stephan, www.eastleighfarm.com begins with news about Farm Worker Appreciation Week. Next, we meet Purdue University Director and Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics Dr. James Mintert and Purdue University Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics Michael Langemeier. They both are responsible for The Ag Economy Baromete... Read more

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Host and American Family Farmer Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com reviews the week's agriculture news, including a story about a Maryland farmer whose herbicide was spreading to neighboring land and why Monsanto is suing some farmers. Next, Doug introduces us to Steve Miller, with the Northeast Hop Alliance. Read more

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Host and American Family Farmer Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com reviews the week's agriculture news, including Census figures. Dairy income has risen in the past year, but mainly due to mega-dairies getting bigger. Many smaller Family Dairy Farmers are switching from cows to raising chickens. Next, we meet Jacob Pechenick of Lettuce Grow. Read more

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Host and American Family Farmer Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with an update on this year's growing season. Next, we meet Christine DeJesus, an organic grower and activist from Cleveland, Ohio. After realizing that teaching college part-time was not going to put food on the table, she began serving and bartending at Great Lakes Brewing Company. Read more

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Host and American Family Farmer Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with news from the worlds of Farming and Ranching. This week we learn that Delaware State Land Preservation funds are helping save Family Farms. Next, we meet Roian Atwood, Senior Director of Global Sustainable Busi-ness for Lee and Wrangler jeans. With eighteen years’ experience in footwear & app... Read more

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Host and Family Farmer Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com presents an overview of news from The Agri-World, including the question: "What extra farm products can be sold to China?" Next, we meet Michael Pearl, fifth-generation farmer and owner of The Pearl Farm. Although Michael grew up farming, he attended the University of Kansas on a football scholarship and grad... Read more

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June 27, 2019 40 min

Host and American Family Farmer, Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com brings you the lasted in farming and argi-news, including Democratic Presidential hopefuls are hearing from action groups and farmers about their concerns. Then, there's news about Swine Flu and the link to China. Next, we meet Fritz Boettner of Sprouting Farms and the Turnrow Farm Collective. Read more

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June 19, 2019 37 min

Host and American Family Farmer Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com reminds us that June is Dairy Month. Go find a local Dairy Farm in your area. Then, news that a number of Midwest Farmers have decided not to plant this year, due to the overabundance of moisture in the soil. Also, news about a video of Fair Oaks Farm, near Chicago, that shows them violently abusing their co... Read more

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Host and American Family Farmer, Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com talks about his new Bovine Sanctuary at Eastleigh Farm. Next, news about a new clothing line from Wrangler that uses 100% American grown cotton from Family Farms. Then, we meet Dave Chapman, Executive Director at The Real Organic Project. www.realo... Read more

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