10 Big Myths About Farming

Here is some great fact-based information about common farming myths. Our people work hard and do amazing things to protect the land with which we've been entrusted. Please know your facts before making conclusions.  

R.D. Offutt Farms Continues to Build Pollinator Habitat

Check out this great story about our Pollinator plantings. A fact to share that's not covered is that U of MN entemologists are working with us to study these pollinator habitats, which are thriving. All of our Mustard cover crop plantings are buzzing with activity as well. To read the full story, click on the headline to access the hotlink or cut and paste this link into your web browser. http://www.parkrapidsenterprise.com/news/4308111-operation-pollinator-wildflowers-bloom

Why perception should not drive the science behind our food supply

This is a great article. Those who care about our food security should not let perception and extremists drive crop input regulations. Often groups like PANNA and others use the court system to exhaust the agencies who use actual science to make decisions. Or copy and paste this link into your web browser: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/bugged-by-junk-science_us_599b1bfae4b09dbe86ea3627

RDO Donates Trees to Help Straight River Trout Habitat

Click on this link to a local news story about R.D. Offutt Farm's contribution to the DNR's Straight River trout habitat improvement efforts. 

Always Read the Fine Print

Check out this great article from The Washington Post about the importance of eating your vegetables. As the article states, "misinformation about pesticides breeds fear and confusion" and we've seen a lot of that lately. Being informed means reading more than headlines and not believing everything special interest groups want you to. Just remember to wash everything before consuming, particularly organics. But do like your mother said and eat your vegetables! 

The Importance of Soil Health to Sustainable Ag

Check out this great article about the importance of soil health, a big focus on all RDO's farms. From agronomists to field scouts, we pay close attention to soil health, having implemented best practices like the ones described in the article: https://ensia.com/features/soil-health/ 

Have Questions About Our Farming Practices?

In today's social media world, it seems anyone can look like an expert in just about anything. If you're interested in the truth about our sustainable farming efforts, follow the link in this web post to a Park Rapids Enterprise article explaining some of the leading edge practices we use to ensure the health, safety, and well being of the land, water, and our fellow community members.

Debunking the Myths About Potatoes and French Fries

Want to know the truth about America's favorite vegetable? Click on this news item for the link to a fact-based article by Dr. Steve Savage, PhD in plant pathology, dispelling the myths about french fries and the potato.  As farmers and scientists, R.D. Offutt Company works with industry experts to farm the land gently. The land is our livelihood and we are committed to protecting the environment so we can continue to help feed the world for future generations.  Our use of cover crops…

Why Large (Family) Farms Are Good For The Environment

Here's a great article from The New York Times discussing why there's room for farms of all sizes in this country. As a large Family Farm, R.D. Offutt Company people work hard every day to farm responsibly with respect for our natural resources.

Minnesota Farmers Take Water Quality Seriously

R.D. Offutt Company takes its role as a steward of the environment seriously. We continue to research, test, and implement different farming approaches with an eye closely trained on protecting our natural resources. For example, the use of cover crops is a growing and productive tool with numerous environmental benefits, and we encourage all farmers to investigate this growing trend. Click here to read a short editorial from The Minnesota Farm Guide which speaks to the…

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