Welcome to The Sweet Truth. I hope this blog will become a useful and exciting forum where farmers, consumers and anyone who loves food and agriculture can connect and experience a meeting of the minds.

This blog is mine and represents the views, ideas and opinions of me and only me. This blog and the content and views expressed herein do not necessarily reflect my views or the views of my various industries, organizations, growers cooperative, growers association, community, family, friends or neighbors. This blog does not represent official communications from any of the aforementioned parties.

Everyone is welcome at The Sweet Truth, and sometimes we are just going to have to agree to disagree. I welcome discussions about the things we are passionate about and attempts to better understand one another and connect on a personal level.

I hope you will want to leave a response to the posts you read on this blog.  You can agree or disagree, share new ideas and start a debate. I am interested in everyone’s experiences and opinions. Keep your comments relevant and respectful, and your language appropriate. My Mom reads this blog, and if I think your comment is something she would find offensive, you won’t see it on here. If you use words I wouldn’t want my three young sons to hear, your comment isn’t welcome on my blog and will go into a permanent timeout.

Feel free to leave your e-mail address for comments. I will never sell information to third parties or send you things you do not want to receive on a regular basis. Submitting your e-mail address to me on this blog means it is for the use you provided and nothing else.

I love company. Guests are always welcome at my table and on my blog. If you would like to write a guest post for my blog, get in touch with me. I ask that you follow the same guidelines as for the comments. I may not agree with all of the thoughts and comments from guests, but I respect their right to those thoughts and opinions. I will seek out various perspectives to post here, but in the end, I can refuse to post, too.

If you want to include or use any of the information you find on The Sweet Truth, I would request that you make proper attribution and link. Please use common courtesy in reposting by reposting only part of my post with comments from you to add to the discussion. I do not allow for reposting in total without advanced permission. There may be some information I include here and attribute to others. I don’t have any copyright to the pieces others write.

I reserve the right to amend, append or otherwise modify these policies at any time.