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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.

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Willoughby, OH

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

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@DJVShow

Language:

English

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2125458383


Episodes

03/18/21 - Discovering An Indoor Urban Farming Company

3/23/2021
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 without pesticides or GMOs—is available at grocery stores and...

Duration:00:35:57

03/11/21 - Meet A Family Dairy Farmer, Now Vice President of National Farmers Union

3/16/2021
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 University of Wisconsin and a dairy farmer in central Wisconsin. She's...

Duration:00:37:03

03/03/21 - Learn About A Wonderful Place That Meets Cruelty With Kindness, Daily

3/8/2021
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 Baur. https://www.farmsanctuary.org For nearly 35 years, Bill has...

Duration:00:33:30

02/24/21 - Who Says That Maple Syrup Can't Come From The West Coast?

2/25/2021
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 promise to make it easier for farmers to service their own...

Duration:00:36:36

02/18/21 - How Do Farmers Along the Keystone XL Pipeline Feel?

2/23/2021
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 America, the foundation director for Renfrew a mental health...

Duration:00:36:21

02/11/21 - Meet A 40-Year Organic Potato Farmer, On A Mission

2/12/2021
Host and American Family Farmer, Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with Agriculture News. First up, President Biden selects Tom Vilsack as his Agriculture Secretary. He had previously served in the same post for eight years, under the Obama Administration. Then news that it's estimated that over 35-million Americans do not have access to wholesome food. Then, we meet a first-generation organic seed farm in Bridgewater, Maine, Jim Gerritsen. He and his family own and operate Wood...

Duration:00:36:37

02/04/21 - Meet The John Deere of Oyster Aquaculture

2/5/2021
Host and American Family Farmer, Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with news that the new Administration has stopped payments from President Trump's Farm Relief Program. Reportedly, 87% so far has gone to big food companies. Meat numbers are down 67% from the big producers, due to COVID. Local farmers have benefitted from this. Next, we meet Elizabeth Hines of Solar Oysters. www.solaroysters.com Elizabeth orchestrates the business development efforts of Solar Oysters, an innovative...

Duration:00:35:41

01/28/21 - Fresh Seafood at Reasonable Prices, for Everyone

1/29/2021
Host and American Family Farmer Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with news that the state of Oregon has introduce legislation that would bring a halt to Mega-Dairies. Appalachia is offering incentives to help build new farms. Checks are going out to the Milk Powder settlement. There's also disturbing news that farmers and farm workers are not signing up for COVID Vaccinations, due to lack of internet on many farms. Next, we meet Dr. Talia Young of Fishadelphia. www.fishadelphia.com...

Duration:00:36:59

01/21/21 - Starting An International Non-Profit Farm for Veterans

1/25/2021
Host and American Family Farmer Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with news that 70% of farms a going to great efforts to adhere to COVID guidelines. It's also been reported that The Gates Foundation is buying land at a very rapid rate. A Farmer's Mental Health Poll shows that the Pandemic has greatly affected their Mental Health. Next, we meet Pete Scott from Fields 4 Valor. www.fieldsforvalor.org Fields 4 Valor is a nonprofit and innovative farm founded to combat the often-unseen...

Duration:00:36:05

01/14/21 - The Character of American Democracy

1/15/2021
Host and American Family Farmer, Doug Stephan www.eastleighfsrm.com begins with a new study that where the best and worst states to start new farms. Then, we meet American politician, educator and author Dr. Jill Lynette Long Thompson. Until 2015 she was board chair and CEO of the Farm Credit Administration, a position to which she was appointed by President Barack Obama. In her book "The Character of American Democracy Preserving Our Past, Protecting Our Future," she makes the case that...

Duration:00:36:55

12/31/20 - Where The Cream Comes From in Baileys Irish Cream

1/5/2021
Host and American Family Farmer, Doug Stephan www.eastleighfsrm.com begins with news about a Dairyman in Upstate New York who is the perfect model for how Doug operates his Dairy Farm. Next, we meet Joe Hayden, who is Managing Director and Owner of The Orchard Centre and Bailey’s Farm, in Ireland. Over the past 45 years of his own farming career, he has developed one of the most innovative farms in Ireland. www.theorchardcentre.ie This award winning farm which he runs with his brother...

Duration:00:36:55

12/17/20 - Have More Fun on Your Farm

12/20/2020
Host and American Family Farmer Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with news that the FDA has just approved genetic modification to Swine production for human consumption. Doug reminds us that most of America's pork production is owned by Chinese companies. Then, good news that Christmas Tree sales are up this year. Next, we meet Suzi Spahr, Executive Director NAFDMA International Agritourism Association. https://nafdma.com/ Suzi is right at home in her position with NAFDMA as she...

Duration:00:35:59

12/10/20 - The First Black-Owned Cider Mill & More

12/14/2020
American Family Farmer and Host, Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with news of a poll that points out that American Adults have a very positive view of Farmers. In other Farm News, Milk prices are more erratic than ever. Next, we meet Leandra King, founder of family owned and operated Detroit Farm & Cider. www.detroitfarmandcider.com As a child growing up in a turbulent home with a mother who abused drugs, Leandra King constantly faced a paralyzing anxiety that would completely...

Duration:00:35:14

12/03/20 - How To Get Started on Regenerative Ag

12/7/2020
American Family Farmer and Host, Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with news that 1% of America's farmers own 70% of America's Farmland. Then, are robots taking over? 30% of America's dairy cows are milked by robots. Next, we meet Adam Chappell. His family has tended their 8,000 acre farm for four generations, but Adam was the first one to face the real possibility that his could be the last. Most parents yearn for their children to come back home, but when Adam and his brother Seth...

Duration:00:39:03

11/26/20 - A Visit to A Minority Woman-Led Farm

12/1/2020
American Family Farmer and Host, Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with good news from some Family Pork Farmers that have actually seen their business increase during the pandemic. But, there's disappointing news that this year, Farmers are only receiving 11-cents on every consumer dollar spent on food. Next, Doug introduces us to A.yoni Jeffries and her mother Kisha Jeffries from Handèwa Farms. www.handewafarms.com Handèwa Farms is an indigenous-led farming collective that seeks to...

Duration:00:35:34

11/19/20 - 5th Generation Farmer Focusses on Growing Hemp

11/24/2020
American Family Farmer and Host, Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with news that the Long Horn Tick, from China, is on its way to attack humans and animals. Next, we meet 5th Generation Farmer and CEO of Kannaco CBD James Garmen. www.KannacoCBD.com Jim grew up on a farm, in Kansas and attended Kansas State University. His professional career centered around health, wellness, and fitness as well as internet marketing. In an unforeseen but exciting twist of events, he managed to...

Duration:00:34:39

11/12/20 - Get Salmon Direct from The Fishermen

11/16/2020
Host and American Family Farmer Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with news about how national food chain Panera is now indicating on their menus which items are certified Climate Friendly. Then, news about how New York State Dairy Farmers are helping boost dairy sales. Next, we meet Ryan Horawath of Sitka Salmon Shares. https://sitkasalmonshares.com Sitka Salmon Shares is a members-based organization that allows you to purchase a “share” of the harvest of a small-boat family...

Duration:00:33:16

11/05/20 - A New Farm Rescue Benefit Concert

11/6/2020
Host and American Family Farmer Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with news that the Paris Climate Agreement that President Trump backed out of, takes effect this week. Then, a damage report from last week's storms. Next, we meet Dan Erdmann - Farm Rescue Program Manager. https://farmrescue.org/ Farm Rescue's mission is to help family farms and ranches bridge crises, so they can continue as viable operations. They provide planting, haying, harvesting and livestock feeding assistance...

Duration:00:35:23

10/29/20 - Pigs As Pet's Pandemic

10/29/2020
Host and American Family Farmer Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with news that The Old Farmer's Almanac, The Farmer's Almanac and The Mother Nature Network all disagree on how severe our winter will be this year. The National Farmer's Union just conducted this year's event on Zoom. Next, we meet Christopher Vane co-founded of Little Bear Sanctuary, a nonprofit farm animal sanctuary in Punta Gorda, FL. www.littlebearsanctuary.org Christopher named the farm in honor of his late...

Duration:00:34:47

10/22/20 - What Will Agriculture Be Like in Outer Space?

10/22/2020
Host and American Family Farmer, Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with a report from The New York Times warning us how bad cattle are for the planet. Next, we meet Cornell University Graduate Student Morgan Irons. Morgan designed and performed a Mars agriculture experiment for her undergraduate thesis at Duke University. She also designed and patented a new model for a "quasi-closed, agroecological system" for extreme environment habitation on Earth and in space. Additionally, she...

Duration:00:31:39