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The American Family Farmer Show is the weekly voice for small, independent farm owners, as well hobby farmers and all of those interested in eating natural foods that make as few stops as possible from the farm to the table.

American Family Farmer Doug Stephan

    • Food
    • 4.1, 9 Ratings

The American Family Farmer Show is the weekly voice for small, independent farm owners, as well hobby farmers and all of those interested in eating natural foods that make as few stops as possible from the farm to the table.

    05/21/20 - $16-Billion Aid To Farmers

    05/21/20 - $16-Billion Aid To Farmers

    Host and American Family Farmer Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with the latest Agriculture News. The lead story is about the USDA's announcement of new details in the Food Assistance Program and how it will offer Federal assistance of up to $16-billion dollars of aid to farmers. Next, we meet Julie Pottier-Brown and Tamara Butts Sullivan of Farm Direct Co-op. WWW.FARMDIRECTCOOP.ORG. Julie’s primary responsibility is planning what crops show up at the depot each week. Tamera manages the flow of data to their 800 member organization, communication with the membership, accounts payable / receivable, budget planning and tracking, and working with Julie to make sure the members have the best possible experience. Farm Direct Co-op is a woman-run, not-for-profit, community-oriented, member-based organization with the goal of supporting local growers and artisans while providing the freshest local and organic food available. Finally, host/farmer Doug offers a positive story about the Brown Family Dairy, who took matters into their own hands.

    • 42 min
    05/14/20 - Why The Lawsuit To Get Financial Aid To Farmers?

    05/14/20 - Why The Lawsuit To Get Financial Aid To Farmers?

    Host and American Family Farmer, Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with Agri News that finds The House and Senate suing the SBA in order to get financial aid to Farmers? Next, Doug introduces us to Tracy Hayhurst, who is Farm Manager and Seed & Spoon Director at Husky Meadows Farms. www.huskymeadowsfarm.com She is developing Seed and Spoon, a culinary retreat program based on the 2-acre farm. Tracy is inspired by other farmers’ ingenuity and by chefs who can coax sublime flavors out of raw ingredients. Tracy believes that farming and cooking are sensory experiences. The feel of the soil on her hands. The scents that each plant releases. And then the flavors that could be created in the kitchen. Finally, Doug opines about the difficulty farmers are having dealing with COVID19 and suggests that farms should apply for the aid now and he doesn't want to see any of the money going to big corporate farms.

    • 41 min
    05/07/20 - Wendy's Is Running Out of Burgers!

    05/07/20 - Wendy's Is Running Out of Burgers!

    Host and American Family Farmer, Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with news that the Fed is spending another $470-million to help family farms and feed those affected by Coronavirus. Doug wonders if the money will really get to Family Farms. Next, we meet Daron Babcock, Founder and Executive Director of Bonton Farms, Texas. https://bontonfarms.org/ Daron left a successful corporate career along with his comfortable home in Frisco, Texas to serve the inner-city residents of Bonton. Although Bonton is historically known for its high crime,
    poverty and violence, he believes another world is possible. He founded Bonton Farms in 2014. It started out as a garden in a small lot and has grown into two fully functioning farms and the Bonton Market . They grow organic food and are determined to grow the best-tasting, healthiest produce in the city while inspiring hope in everyone around. They also house free-range chickens, goats, turkeys, rabbits and beehives that provide an abundance of fresh eggs, milk and honey. Finally, Farmer Doug opines about the real cause of Wendy's being out of burgers, The Federal Government.

    • 41 min
    04/30/20 - Home Milk Delivery Makes A Comeback

    04/30/20 - Home Milk Delivery Makes A Comeback

    Host and American Family Farmer, Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with news about the forced closures of meat processing plants, caused by Coronavirus. Land-O-Lakes elects to remove the Native American Woman from their logo. In positive news home delivery of milk is booming in some communities. Next, we meet Paul D. Esker, Ph.D, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Field Crop Pathology at Penn State. https://plantpath.psu.edu/directory/pde6 He specializes in Integrated management of field crop diseases, plant disease epidemiology and statistical methods for the agricultural sciences. Finally, Family Farmer Doug Stephan opines that he believes farmers and ranchers should look at new ways of conducting business as we struggle with Coronavirus.

    • 42 min
    04/23/20 - Why Are We Giving Aid To The Chinese?

    04/23/20 - Why Are We Giving Aid To The Chinese?

    Host and American Family Farmer, Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com has news and opines about why our Government is giving aid to Chinese-owned Pork Producers, instead of American Family Farmers? Next, we meet Patrick Horan, who along with his twin brother have owned Waldingfield Farm in Washington, CT since 2006. https://waldingfieldfarm.com/ Patrick is responsible for all marketing, sales, general operations, as well handling daily farming duties when on the farm. The Farm was purchased by their great-grandfather, at the beginning of the last century and was for many years a working dairy farm. The onset of World War II, and the declining dairy industry in New England put an end to the farm’s milking operation, but for the next fifty years the farmland was worked by neighboring farmers. Today, it is active again by family and they have numerous restaurant clients, participate in seven farmer’s markets, have a wholesale distribution, and a roadside stand! Finally, Farmer Doug goes back to the Government's bailing Chinese owned Smithfield Farms out of bankruptcy.

    • 39 min
    04/16/20 - Doug Vows Not To Buy Chinese

    04/16/20 - Doug Vows Not To Buy Chinese

    Host and American Family Farmer Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with more news about how China is affecting the Family Farm and Doug's pledge, not to buy Chinese. Next, we meet Heidi Cartana, Exec. Director Common Roots Farm and Farm Director, Nina Vukicevic. www.commonrootsfarm.org Common Roots Farm is an urban, organic farm where people with and without disabilities grow healthy food and build community. It's a place where people of all abilities can learn new skills, strengthen their social networks, and contribute valued products to our local economy at their roughly four-acre urban organic farm in Santa Cruz, CA. Their motto is: “FARMING FOR ALL.” Finally, Farmer Doug advocates buying used farm equipment at auction, using on-line bidding.

    • 41 min

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