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Snap, Crackle, Pop

The final stop of my Iowa and Wisconsin conquest took me to Biddick, Inc., near Livingston, Wis. Founded in 1906 by Elmer Biddick, today it serves as a top crop seed and Angus producer in the area.Brian Nodolf, president, greeted me in the office and after an interview we hopped into the truck to look at […]

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North Dakota in my rearview

Last week I left my Southern roots and landed in North Dakota. I’d been to the state before but this time it was warm, it was green and it was full of welcoming faces. Oh the stories I could tell you, but more travels mean you’ll have to wait… There were early mornings, and bright […]

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On the ranch, On the road
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Like father, like son

Raising the next generation

Last week, I sat you in my passenger’s seat as I traveled to Lost Nation, Iowa, for a producer interview with Wayne and Kathy Busch. After my stop in Lost Nation, I hit the road for Monona, Iowa, to catch up with Koal Deering. Koal is a young, innovative farmer who operates an Angus cowherd […]

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A couple that farms together stays together

Small town with a big heart

A week ago, I embarked on my first CAB road trip. I put in about 1,000 miles within 24 hours, a new personal record. The journey began from my home in east-central Minnesota, from where I headed south to Iowa, for Angus producer interviews in Lost Nation and Monona. After my evening in Monona, I […]

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Following the Calves: A Florida weaning

There’s something about a Ken Griner greeting that makes you feel you’re right where you should be. Friend or stranger, it makes no difference. His words are intentional, his actions purposeful, and his decisions, they’re thorough. It’s with those same traits that he runs Usher Farm, a family business in Chiefland, Florida, alongside wife Lynetta, […]

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