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Deep In Your Bones

Simple steps can help prevent injuries and pain

In any given year, 77% of farmers will suffer some sort of musculoskeletal disorder, while more than 90% will suffer bone, joint, or muscle injuries in their lifetime. “And the worst part is too many of those people could have prevented it,” says Clarkston, Washington farmer Keri Wilson.


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Star Valley Restart

Star Valley Restart

Bedford, Wyoming, located in the Star Valley and surrounded by mountains, is no one’s idea of a thriving metropolis. Farmers Marion and DeeAnne Robinson like it that way. They’ve built Robinson Family Farm and Ranch into a brand name, with diverse vegetables, grass-fed beef and hogs, and chickens.

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    The Biotic Farmer

    The Biotic Farmer

    Brendon Rockey isn’t the least concerned about the weeds and insects in his certified potato seed greenhouse. “I run what I call a biotic system,” he says. “It’s a management strategy that promotes life and capitalizes on the beneficial natural relationships between plants, soils, insects, fungi, and microbes. It all comes full-circle.”

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      Ancient Isle, Family Farm

      Ancient Isle, Family Farm

      The people of the tiny Isle of Muck, smallest of the Scottish Hebrides, are a hardy breed. They’re adapted to the climate, to the two-hour boat rides to the mainland, and to the challenges of earning a living from the island. “One of the best things about this place,” says one resident, “is we don’t have cell reception.”

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