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

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

Location:

Willoughby, OH

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

Twitter:

@DJVShow

Language:

English

Contact:

2125458383


Episodes

06/02/22 - Bringing Farmers And Customers Together

6/6/2022
Host and American Family Farmer, Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with announcing that June is officially Dairy Month. Trending right now are the prices for cows and how they are market based. Record high beef prices are being seen right now, as the grilling season begins, and the cost of propane is rising. Watch out! Avion Flu is also on the rise. Next, we meet Jim Roberts, Chairman of the Board - Farm to Consumer Foundation. www.f2cfnd.org The foundation's mission is to educate...

Duration:00:32:09

05/26/22 - She's A Lawyer, Turned Farmer/Winemaker

5/30/2022
Host and American Family Farmer, Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with news about how producers of bio-logically engineered foods are trying to confuse us with their ingredients labeling. The USDA wants to establish standard labeling so that we won't be misled. There is a new pledge from The White House to help Family Farmers. Next, we meet Amy LaBelle, founder and winemaker at LaBelle Winery. Formerly a corporate attorney, practicing in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Her...

Duration:00:36:23

05/19/22 - Meet 5th Generation Farmers Who Stay In Touch With Market Needs

5/19/2022
Host and American Family Farmer, Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with more news about the rising Diesel prices. At $5.83 a gallon, an Indiana seller holds the current record for the highest price. Add to that, Diesel is becoming harder to find. But get this; one oil company in Saudi, Arabia has just been valued at $6.2 trillion dollars. Next, we meet father and son Jim and Dane Hauser. They are 5th generation farmers at Superior View Farm, in Bayfield, Wisconsin....

Duration:00:35:56

05/12/22 - Restoring Native Graslands

5/16/2022
Host and American Family Farmer, Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with news that with diesel prices rising to $6.00 per gallon, operating your farm equipment and getting your product to market is skyrocketing. The White House has announced a new Internet Services Plan for rural America. It's called The Affordable Connectivity Program and is intended to make high speed internet available to rural areas at a fixed rate of $30.00 per month. Next, we meet Patrick Keyser, who is the...

Duration:00:34:04

05/05/22 - Control Irrigation From Your Cell Phone

5/9/2022
Host and American Family Farmer, Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with news about cyberattacks on farmers. The FBI has issued warnings and guidelines to help prevent it. Then, news about a new research center for Sustainable Farming in North Carolina. Next, we meet David Wallace, CEO of CODA Farm Technologies. www.codafarmtech.com He grew up on a farm and has developed a product, FarmHQ that puts all of your sprinkler reels and pumps on the same monitoring and control system. FarmHQ...

Duration:00:34:52

04/28/22 - Every Can Of Beer Supports 4 Square Feet Of Local Farmland

5/2/2022
Host and American Family Farmer, Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with an update on the Oklahoma Right To Farm Bill. The challenge to the bill was shot down by the state. Next, we meet Matthew Steinberg, of Exhibit 'A' Brewing Company. www.exhibit-a-brewing.com The micro-brewery supports locally sourced ingredients with new packaging that highlights its connection with area farmers. The craft brewery helped to launch the Northeast Grainshed Alliance and the Square Foot Project,...

Duration:00:33:57

04/14/22 - A Holistic Approach To Covering Ag, Food And Energy Policy News

4/14/2022
Host and American Family Farmer, Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with news about The Administration's decision to use Ethanol blend through the Summer and more on the Right To Repair Bill. Then, a report about how Family Farming has changed over the years. Next, we meet Sara Wyant, editor and Agri-Pulse Communications, Inc. https://www.agri-pulse.com/ Sara is recognized on Capitol Hill, as well as with farm and commodity associations across the country. Agri-Pulse is the most...

Duration:00:35:13

04/07/22 - Agriculture, Powered By Data-Driven Strategies

4/11/2022
American Family Farmer, and host Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with news of how food prices have risen in the past year, because the many costs of farming have gone up. Don't be ashamed to raise your prices. Next, we meet Jeffrey Landau, Director of Development at Agritecture.com. www.jeffery@agritecture.com - www.agriteture.com Their mission is to accelerate and empower the transition to smarter and more resilient agriculture that is economically feasible, resilient to climate...

Duration:00:35:55

03/31/22 - Farm Sales Up Dramatically In 2021

3/31/2022
Host and American Family Farmer, Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with news that recent reports show that 2 of every 5 Americans are involved, in some way, with food production. 43 million have food industry related jobs and are paid $2 trillion in wages. Next, we meet Jeff Obrecht, Broker/Owner, Auctioneer, & Certified General Appraiser in Iowa. Known as “The Dirt Dealer” and based in Iowa Falls, Iowa, Obrecht says that land prices for good to excellent farmland are up 25% to 30%...

Duration:00:30:56

03/24/22 - Help For The Small Dairy Farmer

3/23/2022
Host and American Family Farmer, Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with the news that it's National Ag Week. Next, criticism of President Biden's lack of action on his promise to protect Family Farmers from Big Agri, and news of new ways school students are learning where their food comes from. Next, we meet Travis Forgues, Executive Vice President of Organic Valley. https://www.organicvalley.coop/ - travis.forgues@organicvalley.coop In 2019, he was appointed executive vice president...

Duration:00:37:53

03/17/22 - Local Farmers Take Center Stage In Santa Monica, CA

3/16/2022
Host and American Family Farmer, Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with the sad news that The United States of America lost 1,800 dairy farms last year. That's a drop of 6% in just one year, and the trend is unfortunately continuing. Next, we meet Jody Lowe, who has been the manager of several Santa Monica Farmer's Markets, for over 15 years. https://www.santamonica.gov/categories/programs/farmers-market Their goal is to promote the prosperity of California farmers and small food...

Duration:00:33:18

03/10/22 - Overnight Guests Make Us Special

3/9/2022
Host and American Family Farmer, Doug Stephan, www.eastleighfarm.com begins with news that one company has bought all of the local New England John Deere dealerships. In other Green news, the National Farmers Union has filed a lawsuit against John Deere, over the rights-to-repair issue. In a recent survey, 95% of farmers agree with the lawsuit. Next, we meet Tara Lynn Hubbard, co-founder of Wonderfield Farm and Grove. www.wonderfieldfarm.com Wonderfield Farm is 66 acres of orange grove,...

Duration:00:34:33

03/03/22 - Are Toxic Chemicals Contaminating Your Drinking Water?

3/2/2022
Host and American Family Farmer, Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with news about the integrity in crops from Maine, where "Forever Chemicals" have been found in them. Songbird Farms has had to pull all of their products off the Market. Next, we meet Adam Voskuil, Staff Attorney at Midwest Environmental Advocates. https://midwestadvocates.org/ Midwest Environmental Advocates is a nonprofit law center that combines the power of law with the resolve of communities facing environmental...

Duration:00:35:26

02/24/22 - Maximizing Cover Crop Strategies - Free Conference

2/24/2022
American Family Farmer and host, Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with news about the controversial Georgia Right To Farm Bill. Among other things, it could help protect farmers from being sued for odors being emitted from their farms. Next, we meet Sarah Hill, Director of the CROP COVER SUMMIT and Associate Editor of Cover Crop Strategies. https://www.covercropstrategies.com/ No-Till Farmer, Strip-Till Farmer, Farm Equipment and Rural Lifestyle Dealer magazines. This year is the...

Duration:00:36:08

02/17/22 - Why You Should Attend The New York Farm Show

2/16/2022
Host and American Family Farmer, Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with news that 60k were stolen from the Giant grocery store chain. Next, a story about a study that reveals that mosquitoes are attracted by the color red. Then, we meet New York farm show manager Scott Grigor. www.newyorkfarmshow.com Scott also works for the Northeast Equipment Dealers Association. www.ne-equip.org He has been running the NY Farm Show for over 30 years and was an exhibitor prior to his current role....

Duration:00:35:21

02/10/22 - USDA Fails To Protect Organic. Fails Farmers, Fails Eaters

2/9/2022
Doug Stephan, host and American Family Farmer, www.eastleighfarm.com begins with news of a new study that shows that 3/4 of American consumers want to buy products from local farms. Also news that meat prices have gone up 21% since the pandemic began. Next, we meet Dave Chapman, owner of Longwind Farm www.longwindfarm.com and founder of the Real Organic Project www.realorganicproject.org and www.keepthesoilinorganic.org Long Wind Farm began in 1984 with Dave and a team of oxen. For three...

Duration:00:35:20

02/03/22 - Do You Know The Difference Between A “Commodity Cow” And A “Forage Based Cow”?

2/3/2022
Doug Stephan, host and American Family Farmer, www.eastleighfarm.com begins with news about how the Right to Repair Act is progressing and President Biden's support. 77% of farmers are buying older farm equipment to avoid dealing with unfriendly repairs on new equipment. Next, we meet Del Ficke, www.fickecattle.com del@grazemaster.com who owns and operates Ficke Cattle Company Graze Master Genetics in eastern Nebraska. With more than 35 years of experience as both an agriculturist and...

Duration:00:35:32

01/27/22 - Time To Replenish The Nutrition In Our Food

1/27/2022
Host and American Family Farmer, Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with news about The American Food Labeling Act, Senate Bill #2716 and The Right to Repair Act. Next, Doug introduces Matt Caresco. Matt currently runs development and strategic projects for Farmer's Footprint. matt@projectbiome.org https://www.facebook.com/farmersfootprint/ He is a 3rd generation cherry and walnut grower in central CA, Matt's life has revolved around agriculture. Farmer’s Footprint is a coalition of...

Duration:00:36:15

01/20/22 - Regenerative Agriculture And The Family Farm

1/19/2022
Host and American Family Farmer, Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with news about National Corn Week and a little history lesson about corn. Next, news about how milk has been produced in a laboratory, without a cow. Then, Doug introduces us to Rob Myers, Ph.D., the Director of the Center for Regenerative Agriculture at the University of Missouri. www.cra.missouri.edu Rob has been an adjunct faculty member with the Plant Sciences Division since 2001 and began serving as the...

Duration:00:36:11

01/13/22 - Farming Is Never A One-Woman Job

1/12/2022
Host and American Family Farmer, Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with an overview of what defines a Family Farm. Then, news about the Governor of Maine, who recently vetoed a farmer unionization bill. Did you know that 200-million eggs are consumed every day? Next, we meet Emma Lindberg, Sr. Director, Education and Programming, NFU (National Farmers Union) https://nfu.org/ As Sr. Director, Education & Programming, Emma Lindberg assists in the planning, scheduling, and...

Duration:00:34:36