Mike Cloud of Cloud Meats

Meat Mania

Pandemic Puts Pressure on Local Processors As a boy, Mike Cloud anxiously anticipated the flip of the calendar page from June to July, and it wasn’t just because of the ensuing Fourth of July holiday. While the parades and picnics,…

Joe Kleeman

Dual Day Jobs

When it came to picking a profession, Joe Kleeman of Braymer couldn’t settle on just one. “I always had a love for veterinary medicine but also for farming in general — from livestock to row crops,” he says. “So, I…

White Gold

The Erickson family has filled a farming niche in northwest Missouri Most of the year, an Erickson family cornfield looks like any other around the small town of Tarkio, Mo., practically a stone’s throw from the Iowa border. In the…