Latest News From Sonja Begemann

Raymond (left) and Raymond Claire (right) of Zimmerman Manufacturing stand with their strip-till machine.
Manure Opens Doors for Family Farm to Expand

To increase their opportunities and preserve legacy, one family tried something all-new.

3 months ago
Republic Foods Lone Jack, Mo. location.
Newest U.S. Beef Packing Plant Poised to Make Big Splash

A small meat processing facility is gearing up for a big expansion—and the potential to make waves in the national livestock processing scene. Republic Foods expects to quadruple production by the end of the year.

7 months ago
No Farmers Markets? Consider Online, Phone Orders And Deliveries

With many farmers markets around the U.S. shut down to respect the need for social distancing and decrease the spread of COVID-19, thousands of growers are left with no market and no options for their products.

10 months ago
Insurance Covers $600,000 in Bills After Toddler’s Brush With Death

According to a recent Farm Journal Pulse, 20% of farmers don’t have insurance because it’s too expensive or for another reason. Another 24% have coverage but say it’s minimal or catastrophic only.

1 year ago
Protein Consumption to Soar, Pork Prices Could Soon Increase

Grilling season is here and Memorial Day marks one of the biggest meat consumption weekends of the year. Chicken has been the champion protein in recent weeks, with restaurants driving much of the demand.

1 year ago
Man’s Best Friend Earns Top Honors at AFBF’s 100th Convention

Four-legged Woody saved the day when Joe Sheeran’s life flashed before his eyes. Pinned beneath a cow, he thought it was all over until his 8-month-old Australian Shepherd came to his rescue.

2 years ago
Kyle Grumke uses radishes in his eight-species cover crop mix that follows wheat. He notes it's good for grazing, but since it's protein rich don't let cattle ingest too much since it can cause bloating.
Striking a Balance with Cover Crops and Grazing

On his west-central Missouri farm, Kyle Grumke and his father Ross employ cover crops on every one of their 550 owned acres

2 years ago
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Grazing for Grain Resilience

Hungry cattle help researchers discover drought-resistant wheat variety

4 years ago