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Into the Weeds, Season 2, Episode 1: On the Farm - Charlie Johnson, South Dakota

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.


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Into the Weeds, Episode 8: Answering your questions with Pipeline Foods grain buyers

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.


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Into the Weeds, Episode 7: An exploration of farmland investing and management

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.


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Into the Weeds, Episode 5: On the Farm - Kade McBroom, SE Missouri

Kade McBroom is a farmer, small business owner, and Regional Program Representative for the Pipeline Foods Farm Profit Program. Living and working in Southeast Missouri, Kade isn't exactly surrounded by organic farmers, making his decision to transition some of his land to organic a popular topic at the coffee shop. In this episode we talk about why Kade made the decision to transition, growing pains, how T1 is going, and how to deal with the cultural and agronomic barriers to going organic. A bonus for this episode is that you can reach out to Kade with any questions or comments that came up for you. He'd love to hear from you: kmcbroom@pipelinefoods.com or give him a call at 573-714-3900.

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Into the Weeds, Episode 4: On the Farm: Joel Layman, SW Michigan

We’re fascinated by transition stories. What was the seed that grew into the decision to start the journey towards organic? What challenges were faced along the way and how were they addressed? What advice would a farmer who’s gone through transition have for others thinking about it? Today we introduce a new category of podcast: On the Farm, where we’ll hear from farmers about their transition experiences and dial down into the production, marketing, and planning processes that have spelled success. Today we hear our first of many On the Farm profiles from Joel Layman, a farmer in South Western Michigan who made the decision to go organic five years ago, and has slowly transitioned more and more of his operation to organic management. In our conversation today, we cover a lot of ground – from his motivation to make the jump to his piecemeal approach to getting through the transition to weed control and fertility strategies. Joel is one of the hundreds, maybe thousands, of farmers out there excited about this new adventure into organic and is looking to the future with hope, and with optimism.

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Pipeline Foods Co-Hosting Organic Field Day

Join the University of Missouri, Pipeline Foods, and Midwestern BioAg for a field day focused on organic row crop production! Whether you’re just curious about what organic farming is, have thought about transitioning, or are already an organic farmer, you’re sure to walk away with something useful to take back to your farm. Come meet other farmers interested in what “going organic” can do for your bottom line and your land. All are welcome.

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Into the Weeds, Episode 3: Organic farmers can get crop insurance too!

Organic farmers haven’t always had access to crop insurance, and if they did, it was rarely worth it. That’s all changing thanks to years of advocacy and education by folks like Ginny who are working hard to protect organic farmers from risk and make sure it’s an even playing field for American farmers. Ginny runs us through the programs that are relevant for organic farmers and provides invaluable information on navigating the system to insulate your operation from risk.

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Into the Weeds, Episode 1: A conversation about the who, how, and why of Pipeline Foods

In this episode, Anders interviews the Chief Executive of Pipeline Foods, Eric Jackson. Eric shares the genesis story of Pipeline Foods – what inspired him to found the company, what makes Pipeline unique, and what our collective vision is for a future with healthy soils, resilient rural communities, and informed consumers.

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Into the Weeds: Introduction

This Pipeline Foods original podcast series is hosted by Anders Gurda, Manager of Agronomy Solutions. It provides in-depth interviews with organic farmers and experts, and covers a wide variety of topics and stories related to organic row crop production. We know that you have plenty of windshield time in your profession, so wanted to give you something to listen to and think about as you plant, cultivate, harvest, and spend those hours on the road. In these episodes, we wander into the weeds so that you don’t have to.

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