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Hello again fellow GI's. I'm a farmer. I posted here several weeks ago that I was considering selling soybeans and corn. I've adjusted my offer a little since that time and brought a URL along for you if you'd like to check it out (it's below). I posted here originally to see if there was enough interest to justify the effort, and the response encouraged me to move ahead. I limited my earlier "publicity" to this site so I could learn a little about the market before expanding the effort. One of the things I was prompted to do by the earlier experience here was a switch to organically-grown grains. Personally, I will continue to eat both organic and conventional products, but stocking only one type of grain keeps overhead down and if it's organic I will get to spend much less of my time arguing :-) It takes 3 years of chemical-free practices to qualify for a "Certified Organic" label. (In addition to which the grower must apply, and be approved, for certification.) Without that OCIA label, it's improper to call your products "Certified Organic". The conventions of the organic food industry allow first and second year transitional-organic products to be called "Organically grown" or "Certified Chemical Free". The grains we stock now are second-year "organically grown" products, without a "Certified" label. The advantage of chemical-free grains that don't have the "Certified" label is price. They cost a little more than conventional products, but not nearly as much as those with the "C" word attached. Are two years enough? Are three? One? Four? That's for you to decide. The grains we sell had no chemical pesticides or fertilizers applied at any time, and the same practices were used on the land the previous season. Certified organic grain prices run multiples of what we sell for, from most sources. Those at this forum who've bought grain from me in the last few weeks have been very happy with it, and I believe anyone will be. Without further ado, here's the link:

Pleasant Hill Grain

-- Gary Hansen (, January 09, 1999


If you really want to see the website above, right-click on it and click "Open In New Window" or else bring it up in the frame and then right click and hit "Open Frame In New Window".

Those are Netscape options; IE must have something similar.

-- Gary Hansen (, January 09, 1999.

IE does indeed have this option...and thank you! A revolution in surfing. (from a farmer, no less...aren't we all ashamed!!!!) Good on 'ya Gary!!!

-- Bumble Bee (, January 09, 1999.

For those interested in good quality grain:

I first found out about Gary Hansen from his post of several weeks ago. Needing some grains for my pantry I got in contact with him and made arrangements to make a pick up direct at his farm since I live in central Nebraska.

I was very impressed with his farming operations, very clean and well kept grounds, house, and outbuildings.It honestly could be a cover picture for a farm magazine.

Gary is a freindly and knowledgable individual. He had a bag of grain open for me to examine and explained what to look for in good grain.

I am not getting paid for this endorsement about Gary. On my own I just wanted to tell people who are concerned about getting some good quality grain at a reasonable price that Gary and Pleasant Hill Grain is a good option. I know I would appreciate similar info from anyone else who was in a position to inspect and talk to the owner or operator of an enterprise I was considering buying something from,especially if a long distance would prevent me from doing it personally.

Check out his web page and links, they are excellent sorces of information, especially about soybeans.

A satisfied customer, TJ

-- TJ (, January 09, 1999.

Having also recently purchased from Gary, I would like those here to know that I am also a very satisfied customer.

-- Arnie Rimmer (, January 10, 1999.

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