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Jefferson Braga works 9-to-5 as a Microsoft customer success manager, but the rest of his day is dedicated to the massive urban farm in his Irving, Texas, backyard. The 35-year-old bought his home and one next door just to raise peppers, lettuce, tomatoes and more with his family. His 7-year-old son Faris helps tend the crops planted in 90 beds in his two backyards. It’s a side hustle that ...

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The son of migrant farm workers from Nayarit, Mexico, Hector Lopez said he wanted nothing to do with agriculture for most of his life after watching the way his parents were treated. Now retired, he changed his mind during the pandemic when he saw an opportunity to buy an avocado farm in Bonsall with the hopes of increasing local access to quality produce. On a recent morning, Lopez stood at ...

The American outbreak of avian influenza is officially the worst on record with 50.54 million dead birds, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The highly pathogenic virus was found at a commercial turkey farm in South Dakota this week, resulting in tens of thousands of birds being killed to avoid further spread. That pushed the 2022 total depopulation figures above 2015 when 50.5 ...

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MARSHFIELD, Wis. – Memory Lane Farm takes visitors to the year 1 – or close to it. Visitors will walk through the streets of Bethlehem – complete with a live nativity and 1st-century craftsmen, bakers and farm animals. The event will fill an historic Wisconsin barn. Sophia the donkey will join Mary and Joseph to gaze upon the Christ Child along with sheep, goats, shepherds and angels.

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Editor's note: This article is the next in a series featuring Wisconsin farmer-members of dairy cooperatives. The following article features Jason and Emily Stark, owners of Farm in the Dells of Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. They’re members of Scenic Central Milk Producers.

A student from the Netherlands is seeing as much as possible of America’s Dairyland while here for a semester at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Inge Lugtenberg, 21, is a student from Luttenberg, Raalte, the Netherlands. She’s participating in a dairy-management and entrepreneurship exchange program between UW-River Falls and the Aeres University of Applied Sciences of Dronten, the Netherlands.

WASHINGTON — The official White House Christmas tree is coming from Pennsylvania. An 18-and-a-half foot Concolor Fir is scheduled to arrive from Auburn, in Schuylkill County, on Friday for display at the most famous address on Pennsylvania Avenue. The tree will stand floor-to-ceiling in the White House's Blue Room. It comes from Evergreen Acres Christmas Tree Farm in Auburn, owned by the ...

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Valley Gem Atlas Malt-ET was named grand champion female, senior champion female, best bred and owned animal, and best uddered cow of the 2022 International Guernsey Show at World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin. Winner of the 6-year-old and older cow class, Malt was exhibited by Valley Gem Farms of Cumberland, Wisconsin. The recent show marked the third consecutive year that Malt was named grand champion and senior champion female.