What do pheasants know that you don’t?

As reported in “The Fence Post” on May 24th, Iowa farmer Rayse deBarrows was wondering if GMO corn was good for his prize pigs. So, this past winter  he decided to do a “taste preference test” on a flock of wild pheasants that lived on his farm. deBorrows took two buckets of corn to the…

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Sustainable Farm Partners acquires Fairfield organic farm

Over the past year Sustainable Farm Partners (SFP) has been in negotiations with the Sustainable Farm Development Group to purchase their 150 acre organic farm just north of Fairfield, Iowa. This acquisition represents SFP’s decision to move beyond their original fund structure, shifting to building individual investment partnerships containing one or multiple farms. The partnership,…

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Trade war leaves conventional farmers in a mess

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What a world we live in. We now know that we are in a trade war with China. When a trade war was just a threat, China began canceling US soybean contracts and Brazil is now filling that gap. This shift in markets will impact conventional US grain farmers for years to come. This has…

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