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16Sep 22
Cahokia Rice Meet the Farmer

Meet the Farmer – Cahokia Rice

Blake Gerard (above above, with some of the farm's crew) is a fourth-generation farmer in Alexander County, IL, growing rice and soybeans. The family focuses on producing a low-glycemic rice, sold and marketed under the Cahokia Rice brand. How did you get into farming? I’m the fourth generation farming here at Gerard Farms and have farmed right next to the Mississippi River since I was 20 years old. During the first nine years, I experienced four major flooding events where…

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30Aug 22

AGW Road Trip Wrap Up

As the summer winds down, we want to thank you for joining us on our Summer Road Trip!  The 8-week virtual vacation brought us to the doorsteps of a few of the farms, ranches and businesses we certify around the globe. We are glad we could introduce you, share a glimpse of their part of the world and highlight the AGW-certified, sustainable food they produce.  If you missed it, you can find all the Summer Road Trip posts on our…

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08Jun 22
Hit The Road With Us This Summer blog

Hit the road with us this summer!

Summer is road trip season!  We hope you’ll come along with us on AGW’s virtual summer road trip, as we make our way around the world, stopping at AGW-certified farms and ranches along the way.  You’ll meet the farmers (and the animals!), get a glimpse of daily farm life, hear why their certifications matter and maybe pick up a few new AGW-certified product “souvenirs” along the way. Starting with farms close to our North American headquarters in Terrebonne, OR, we’ll…

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16May 22
Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza blog

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza – What you Need to Know as an AGW-certified Producer

AGW staff are continuing to monitor the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) and support AGW-certified producers in following biosecurity measures to ensure the safety of their flocks. If you are looking for guidance, please read on for what you need to know as an AGW-certified poultry producer and keep an eye out for an upcoming Technical Advice Fact Sheet from AGW’s technical team on the topic. Please don’t hesitate to be in touch with any questions that our technical team can…

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13May 22
Just What Are We Eating blog

Just What Are We Eating?

Eating is a tough subject these days. Choices abound. Marketing is manipulative. When it comes to buying food, advice is wildly conflicting. Feeling better does not necessarily result from the advice one reads and some suggestions can be unsustainable (keto much?). The ironic result is that quality of life stays low. There is a growing awareness of the connection between food quality, how it is produced, the environment, animal welfare, climate change, and politics. This awareness is clear in the…

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