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Smoothing the path to a profitable harvest home

By Mary-Howell Martens (with Klaas’ help), Lakeview Organic Grain Originally posted on September 28, 2004 Standing out in your field, surrounded by those amber waves of grain or rustling corn stalks, it is hard to imagine that the value of … Continued

Why making organic the norm is important

Klaas responds to a question about last month’s column, Lakeview Organic Grain Originally posted on December 16, 2003 From the Dakotas to the Texas Panhandle, the rural Great Plains has been losing people for 70 years, a slow demographic collapse. … Continued

January: a time to review the past year and plan for the future

By Mary-Howell Martens (with Klaas’ help!), Lakeview Organic Grain Originally posted on January 2, 2003 Years ago, when I was a young child growing up in the suburbs of Long Island, my grandmother gave me a beautiful picture book called … Continued

How Mary-Howell and Klaas Martens made the transition to organic

By Mary-Howell Martens, Lakeview Organic Grain Originally posted August 2002 “I wish you didn’t have to do that!” I was standing by the kitchen door, several months pregnant with our second child, as I watched my husband, Klaas, leave the … Continued