Tag / organic

September 14, 2016

Natural Doesn’t Mean Better

We may mistakenly think “natural” is good, safer, healthier and will pay a premium for it. Companies know that. Heck, I gravitate to those products because they make me feel like I am doing the right thing by buying their product. But just because there is a label on your food, doesn’t necessarily make it …

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April 12, 2016

You Don’t Need to Fear Pesticide Residue – and Here’s Why

*Note: Originally posted on Facebook The USDA just released their latest report on pesticide residue found on produce. In most of my conversations with others, we get asked “Why use pesticides at all because they’re in fact, chemicals and harmful to us?” I can’t disagree with a part of that claim. We use pesticides on …

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January 24, 2016

What Modern Ag Really Is

I have to confess. I get sad and frustrated when I see certain buzzwords created by the media, celebrities and activists to create fear and diminish consumer’s trust in agriculture. Buzzwords and phrases like “factory farm,” “industrial ag,” and “dousing crops with chemicals” are used to scare consumers into thinking there is something wrong with how …

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December 8, 2015

Why I Agvocate

It’s taken me over three years to create a blog and start to agvocate through social media and the internet. I’ve always considered myself an agvocate and spoke positively about agriculture to whoever would listen to me in person.  It’s in my blood. It’s all I know.  However, I considered myself a bystander on social media …

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