Farmers are wired to step up, especially in times of crisis. It’s no wonder that in caring for their communities, their families, animals and their land, that farmers can neglect themselves a little in the process.
With a new farm bill in the works, trade upheavals around the world, a recent surplus of rain in the Midwest and a mountain of pork to sell this fall and winter, it’s easy to see why producers are nervous.
I spend a lot of time writing about pork, and I’ve witnessed some amazing chefs in action. But no matter how hard I try, I am missing one of the most important characteristics of being great at the grill.