Photos from July’s Farm Tour

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The Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota’s Festival of Farms tour was on Saturday, July 12 and one of the folks visiting, Mary Ellen Frame, took some great photos. If you weren’t able to make it, take the tour via her photos: First, we headed out to the orchard where Mike talked about some of our pest management strategies.

Crop Insurance from Our Perspective

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Public sentiment, as represented by articles in the popular press, toward crop insurance seems to be pretty negative.  The predominant storyline always seems to be about how farmers are getting rich off of crop insurance. W’re writing to provide a counterpoint to that story, to tell about our experience with crop insurance after we lost […]