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How safe is our food from cyberattacks?   

How safe is our food from cyberattacks?   

Many of us recently learned that our food system is vulnerable to cyberattacks, just like any other business. Despite these events, industry experts find new ways to keep our food safe and supply chain constantly in motion to feed the world. Here's what's being done now...

Food Safety, Food Technology

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Toigo's Transition from Tomatoes to Cannabis

Toigo's Transition from Tomatoes to Cannabis

Mark Toigo had to pivot his multi-generational farm when low-cost tomatoes flooded the organic market. Converting his tomato crops to cannabis saved his struggling farm, and perhaps a few lives along the way...

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Five Reasons Why I Started Using Conservation Practices On My Farm

Five Reasons Why I Started Using Conservation Practices On My Farm

This article was written by Keith Mears, who farms with his family near Delphi, Indiana, and is a Conservation Steward with America’s Conservation Ag Movement.

Conservation

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Grilling Season: Food Safety Best Practices

Grilling Season: Food Safety Best Practices

Before you fire up the grill, let’s review safe food storage, handling, and preparation to help you protect yourself, your families, and your guests from food-borne illnesses.

Food Safety

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Lucy Stitzer x Farm Journal: Soil, Plant & Human Health

Lucy Stitzer x Farm Journal: Soil, Plant & Human Health

D2D's founder talks with Trust in Food's Nate Birt about Regenerative Ag's rapid evolution and its power to restore health.

Soil and Crop Management

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Q&A with FFA’s Tyler Gardner

Q&A with FFA’s Tyler Gardner

Future Farmers of America member, Tyler Gardner, is one hard-working college student. His work at his family’s cranberry marsh has evolved his mission to produce healthy and sustainable food for generations to come.

Soil and Crop Management

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Farmer & Rancher Election Survey Results

Farmer & Rancher Election Survey Results

D2D set out with a goal to better understand the issues affecting American farmers - their concerns, hopes, and thoughts about the next four years. Here are our results...

Food Regulations and Policy, Food Trade, Health, Soil and Crop Management

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Trump vs. Biden: Comparing Ag Platforms

Trump vs. Biden: Comparing Ag Platforms

Election Day is almost here. So where do Trump and Biden stand on American food and agriculture? We compare the candidates' views on the major issues affecting farmers and ranchers today.

Agricultural Labor, Conservation, Food Regulations and Policy

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Demanding Equality: Women Farmers in Africa

Demanding Equality: Women Farmers in Africa

These women farmers in Africa not only challenge the status quo, but have dramatically improved their local economies...and beyond.

Agricultural Labor, Food Security, Soil and Crop Management

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Jack Bobo: How We Choose Our Food

Jack Bobo: How We Choose Our Food

Especially during chaotic times like this, we rely on Jack Bobo's insights into our behaviors as food consumers to educate us and help us make better decisions. While we search our supermarket for a new "superfood" to cure us or a "natural" product to make us feel healthier, Jack is searching for the answers to why our brains want us to behave this way and what we can do to better evaluate our purchasing decisions.

Agricultural Technology, Food Production

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D2D's

D2D's "Nice List" for the Holidays

Here's our "nice list" of helpful posts to keep you healthy, happy and in-the-know through the holidays and into the new year. Everything from delicious, low sugar recipes to global trade and alternative proteins, we've got you covered!

Food Regulations and Policy, Health, Soil and Crop Management

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Coffee: Uniting Our Worlds

Coffee: Uniting Our Worlds

Our morning brew is so much more than just another beverage! Each cup connects us with farmers in the rainforests and mountains, highlighting the importance of sustainable farming. To bring our cup of joe to life, we introduce sustainability-rated Colombian coffee producer, Finca El Ocaso.

Food Ingredients, Food Production, Food Trade

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The Dirt to Dinner Team: Giving Thanks

The Dirt to Dinner Team: Giving Thanks

The D2D Team has a lot to feel grateful for this holiday season! Here are a few things that we'll be giving thanks to this year as we celebrate with our family and friends.

Food Production, Soil and Crop Management

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'Tis the Season for Sugar

'Tis the Season for Sugar

As the holidays approach, sweets are everywhere! Most of us consume two to three times more sugar than we should. Further compounding the problem are foods with hidden sugars. So what does this excess sugar mean for our health?

Diet, Food Ingredients, Health

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D2D in the Kitchen: Prepping a Clean Turkey

D2D in the Kitchen: Prepping a Clean Turkey

It's that wonderful time of year again! D2D found the best tips to properly clean, prepare, and cook your turkey for a delicious and safe Thanksgiving meal. Gobble gobble!

Food Safety

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Milk: From Cow to Carton

Milk: From Cow to Carton

The journey of milk -- from a dairy farm to a processing plant to your grocery store.

Diet, Food Production, Health

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Conventional...or Organic?

Conventional...or Organic?

Both conventional and organic farmers are subject to standards that make the U.S. food supply the safest in the world.

Food Production, Soil and Crop Management

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