Ask A Farmer

What is involved with buying and selling your cattle?

Answer: When buying cattle, I look for cattle that are similar in size, are healthy and well-cared for. When I sell my cattle, it is important to provide animals with the proper finish to meet buyer and consumer needs. As a cattle farmer I talk about the kind, quality, and connection more

What are the different types of dairy milk?

Answer: My cows produce whole milk. In the dairy case you will find whole milk, 2%, 1% and skim milk. The difference in types of dairy milk is in the fat content. All milk starts as whole milk but once the cream is separated off the fat is removed. For example, less more

Are trade agreements like NAFTA a good thing for farmers?

Answer: Farmers benefit from trade agreements by exporting food to other countries. Large companies also benefit by providing jobs and generating revenue. A hot topic of discussion these days is whether America should participate in new trade agreements like the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) or stay in current agreements such as more