By Richard Dijkstra: Ponta Grossa, Parana, Brazil
Richard Franke Dijkstra farms with his family in Ponta Grossa, Parana, in southern Brazil. They grow soybeans, edible beans, corn, wheat, barley, ray grass and black oats - 50% of the soybeans and corn they plant is GM and 100% of their farming operation is no-tillage. Richard and his brother-in-law also operate a 480 cow dairy and raise 4000 hogs annually. Richard is a member of the Truth About Trade & Technology Global Farmer Network.