Chad Stannard runs Pipeline Food’s Non-GMO program and is an expert in all things Identity Preserved. In this episode we cover our seed programs, contracts, and best practices in growing and conditioning Non-GMO crop.Read More
Pipeline Foods LLC, the first U.S.-based supply chain solutions company focused exclusively on organic, non-GMO and regenerative food and feed, announced today that it has appointed Anthony Sepich as chief executive officer.Read More
Pipeline Foods LLC, the first U.S.-based supply chain solutions company focused exclusively on organic, non-GMO and regenerative food and feed, announced today that it has successfully completed the renewal and syndication of its operating line led by Rabobank, and including ING Capital and CoBank in the syndicate.Read More
Tim Raile’s roots in St. Francis, Kansas go deep. He and his son, Michael, are the 4th and 5th generation to operate the now 8,500 acre Raile Farm that spans the Kansas and Colorado border. After a couple decades of conventional no-till corn and wheat production, Tim decided to start slowly transitioning his ground to organic in 2015. In this wide-ranging conversation, we talk about the reasoning behind his transition, dig into the shifts in thinking and management required and also touch on getting involved in organic policy and what priorities we should be working on at the nation’s capital, among other topics. Thanks for tuning in.
Paul Dietmann isn’t your average ag lender. Besides attending the MOSES organic farming conference for 25 years running, he’s had a fascinating and incredibly varied career: 11 years as a county ag agent, 5 years as director of the Wisconsin Farm Center, wrote a popular book on farm financial management, even served as Wisconsin’s Deputy Secretary of Agriculture. These days Paul is a Senior Lending Officer in the Mission Financing group at Compeer Financial, a member-owned rural lending cooperative and Farm Credit System Institution serving Illinois, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Today we talk about Fearless Farm Finances, the economics of transition, and how to set yourself up for success when going organic.
Pipeline Foods, the first U.S.-based supply chain solutions company focused exclusively on non-GMO, organic, and regenerative food and feed, has announced the rollout of its corporate sustainability program, known as IMPACT. As part of the rollout, Pipeline Foods has published baseline metrics to kick off ongoing sustainability reporting.Read More
When his dad transitioned the family farm, near Madison, SD to organic in 1976, Charlie was just getting out of high school. As Charlie puts it, “There was no textbook. There was no manual. There were no organic premiums, there was no market. We basically did it for the philosophy of it.” Over the years, as their farm has grown to 2,500 acres, Charlie and his family have seen the industry grow and change and have successfully ridden the wave. It hasn’t been without its challenges though: Charlie suffered pesticide drift damage six times in eight years. Today we hear Charlie’s story, get some great advice, and dig into his experiences with drift, how he’s dealt with it, and cover what you need to know to avoid, or react to drift events.
Ride Along with Eric Madsen as he takes us, step-by-step through planting, growing, and harvesting his 2019 organic corn crop in Audubon, IA.Read More
In this final episode of Going Organic, Kade shares what his yields were and lists the lessons he learned in his first year of transition (there were plenty), as well as how he might do things differently moving forward.Read More
In this episode of Into The Weeds, Pipeline Foods' Erin Heitkamp guest-hosts and explores trends in the world of farmland investing and management with Steve Bruere and Dave Muth of Peoples Company. Together, they discuss the consumer and regulatory drivers to focus on longer-term land values and environmental returns, support for new farmers entering the space, and where organic fits in the larger scheme of things.