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August 28, 2013
Passing The Farm To The Next Generation
Passing The Farm To The Next Generation

How to pass the farm on to the next generation is a puzzle as old as time itself.  Inevitably, the question will be asked...who’s next? According to Michigan State University, discussing and planning for the evolution of the family farm should include a close look at the five D’s – death, disability, disaster, divorce and disagreements. The idea of discussing these important topics can foil the best laid plans.

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August 27, 2013
CAN exhibit celebrates Nebraska Agriculture
CAN exhibit celebrates Nebraska Agriculture

A new exhibit celebrating Nebraska agriculture at the State Fair shows that “Farmers CAN” and will feed the world in a sustainable and environmentally safe way.

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August 22, 2013
ABCs of Food: D is for Dairy
ABCs of Food: D is for Dairy

Myth #1: Hormones in milk cause early puberty.

If you are a woman, and especially a mom, you’ve likely heard the myth that girls mature earlier and boys grow bigger because of hormones in milk (and meat). The fact is that girls are maturing earlier. BUT, says BFF expert Dr. Ann Macrina, the age at which they reach puberty has been declining since the mid-1800’s, a time, incidentally, during which dairy consumption has actually decreased. (A recent report from the International Dairy Foods Association shows that the agerage person consumers about 20 gallons of milk annually - and that is a new record low!)

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August 21, 2013
Food: A Farmer Isn’t a Farmer without It
Food: A Farmer Isn’t a Farmer without It

Food: A Farmer Isn’t a Farmer without It

By Kelsey Pope

Food—it’s something that we think about, plan for and consume every day. But that simple word—food—has so much behind it.

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August 21, 2013
Stop by the Beef Pit!
Stop by the Beef Pit!

The Nebraska Cattlemen’s Beef Pit is a beef restaurant at the Nebraska State Fair which attracts over 25,000 guests during the events 10-day run each August, providing the industry with a k...

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