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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer It seems to be a common perception that the organic farm certification process is complicated, but it’s not meant to be, said Michelle Menken, Minnesota Crop Improvement Association (MCIA) organic certifier. “People tend to be intimidated by the paperwork, but it doesn’t have to be that way,” said Menken. “We […]

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Grass-fed beef a product of five different breeds  by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer   Jerry Januschka cut his teeth on a farm just one-half mile south of his current location northeast of Little Falls, on a dairy and hog farm. After graduating from Little Falls High School and North Dakota State University, he taught agriculture […]

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Buying bulk foods is money-saving way of life By Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer Before moving to Browerville in 2006, Robert and Linda McDowell learned a lot about the food service as wholesale distributors of homemade jams and jellies. Robert worked in construction, and with the industry downturn he came to a crossroads. “We had thought about […]

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By Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@mcrecord.com   Long before phrases such as “low carbon footprint” and “sustainable farming” became fashionable and common, Roy Perish was using ecologically sound farming practices at his Creek Bottom Farm northwest of Long Prairie. Perish grew up in Browerville and has been at 280-acre Creek Bottom Farm with his wife, Teresa, […]

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