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Farmer Q&A – Sustainability in Planting Season

This is planting season for farmers. Right now, they are spending countless hours in their fields planting crops for the…

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How do farmers properly care for their animals?

“On our farm, animal care is the top priority,” says Peggy Greenway, farmer from Mitchell, South Dakota. She and her…

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Do I need to worry about antibiotics and hormones in my food?

When it comes to antibiotics, hormones and food, we hear a lot of questions. Are they safe? Why do farmers…

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How does technology affect sustainability in agriculture?

From the way we shop to the way we socialize, technology has infiltrated our lives and changed the way we…

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Local Farmer Bridging the Gap Between Food and Farming

Local farmer Monica McCranie thinks a lot about food beyond the farm field. As a health-conscious mom, nutrition has always…

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Understanding Food Labels

A trip to the grocery store today can be confusing. Natural, organic, hormone-free, grass-fed: All these labels can get overwhelming.…

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Hungry for Truth Celebrates Ag Day

This week marks the 43rd annual National Agriculture Week, a celebration of agriculture’s contributions to the lives of everyday Americans.…

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South Dakota farmers Morgan and Jason Kontz.

What is biotechnology?

Biotechnology is a word that can seem intimidating, especially when it comes to the food we eat. What exactly is…

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What is sustainability?

For local animal specialist Amanda Eben, farming is all about family. Growing up on a family farm just over the…

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How much do you know about GMOs? Take the quiz!

With so much buzz about GMOs today, you would think they’re a brand new crop. In reality, biotechnology, the process…

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Amanda caring for a group of piglets.

What South Dakota Farmers Love About Farming?

It’s the middle of February, and you know what that means. Love is in the air! Flowers! Chocolates! Fields? Tractors?…

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A soybean field being irrigated in the middle of summer.

What were the biggest food and farming questions of 2015?

Hungry for Truth is celebrating its first birthday! It’s been one year full of food, farming and fun conversations that…

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How much do you know about farming?

How much do YOU know about farming? Take the quiz!

Many of us have grandparents or great-grandparents who farmed for a living, but a lot has changed. Generations ago, farmers…

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Harvest Lunch Celebrates Local Food and Farming

Farmers gathered with fellow South Dakotans this November for meaningful conversation and delicious local food at the Hungry for Truth…

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Spring, summer, fall and winter on a soybean farm in South Dakota.

A Year in the Life of a Farmer

Most people know that fall is harvest time, and spring is time for planting, but do you know what farmers…

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Young soybean plants on the Kontz family farm.

Finding the Similarities Between Gardening and Field Crops

Many of us are taking advantage of the last few warm days of the year, and getting our hands dirty…

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Caring for Livestock in the Summer

On hot summer days, we all need to find ways to cool down. Like us, animals also need to avoid…

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An Insider’s View on Spraying

Throughout the summer, you’ve likely seen machinery, like tractors or even airplanes, traveling across the fields spraying crops with pesticides.…

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