Old farm items salvaged, made into fabulous décor
Artist, teacher, farm wife turns passion for creativity into on-farm business
MDA’s Freland: ‘If we produce it, we must sell it’
“Before, I think us dairy producers thought our function was to produce; once it got into a carton consumers would buy it."
Wiping out buckthorn with help of hungry hogs
“It was my goal to get rid of the buckthorn without ... leaching herbicide and silt into area wetlands.”
Pork raised, processed on-site at Fox Farm Pork
Freshness and flavor are critical to the products that Laurence Fox is proud of.
Family passing farming tradition to son
“I don’t think there was ever a time when I contemplated anything other than being in agriculture.”
Livestock Angles: Cattle up, hogs try to keep pace
Cattle are still on an upward trend, and the hog market struggles to keep pace.
Grain Outlook: Big yields, slow harvest
Corn stabilized this week as it balanced continuing reports of tremendous yields against slow harvest progress.
Farm Programs: New farm bill program details, timelines
Information on the choices that landowners and producers will need to make during the farm program sign-up times in the coming months.
Mielke Market Weekly: Benchmark milk hits record highs
While Federal order and California milk prices set record highs this week, dairy product prices continue to plunge.
Grain Outlook: Big yields, good weather abound
Fresh news and information was scarce this week, but reports of large yields and improving weather were abundant.
The Back Porch: Relationships happen around dinner table
Relationships don’t happen at arm’s length. It takes place up close and personal, and what better place than at the table?
Cookbook Corner: Cooking Brazilian
A recent trip to the enchanting — and huge! — country of Brazil was the chance of a lifetime for me to sample a whole new cuisine.
Table Talk: Loading hogs an emotional experience
There are fewer groups of words that can strike more panic into a marriage as the group that goes, “Can you help load hogs in the morning?”
The Bookworm Sez: Book portrays brave female Civil War soldier
There was an injustice, a wrong that needed righting, and someone had to say something. That someone was you.
When your seed dealers come around this fall, and if nobody orders the seed, companies will do some heavy discounting by February or March.
- Updated: October 12
Farm & Food File: Price of access to Congress? $1.2 billion
In politics, as in business, these people either buy or invest; they rarely just “contribute.”
Commentary: Farm to School creates new opportunities
An investment in the health of America’s students through Farm to School is also an investment in farmers and ranchers.
Land Minds: Why we write
If my math is right, you should be tired of me writing about my granddaughter in about the next day or two.
Farm & Food File: Gates owns stakes in real land, fake meat
Land Minds: Generational politics
Many Boomers haven’t saved enough for retirement. It’s looking even worse for the Millennials. They have lower income, less wealth, higher unemployment, and greater debt than the Boomers had at the same life stage.
Latest Nuts & Bolts
Soil health campaign turns two
Two years ago, at the farm of soil health pioneer Dave Brandt in Carroll, Ohio, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service officially launched the “Unlock the Secrets in the Soil.” The Brandt Farm was a fitting birthplace for a soil health education and awareness effort, since Brandt has been a leader, advocate and teacher of soil health principles for nearly three decades.
DuPont Pioneer, Cargill Announce 2015 Plenish® High Oleic Soy IP Contract Program
Demand for Healthier Soybean Oil Continues to Grow
Proprietary SPC Enzymes enhance digestion of feed for better nutrition and increased productivity
Enzyme blend has been added to R&D LifeSciences feed additive products for ruminants
USDA Announces 19 USB Farmer-Director Appointments
Fourteen returning, five new directors will be sworn in at annual meeting
MDHA Executive Director Application Deadline is October 15th
MDHA will be accepting applications of perspective candidates through October 15th. Says MDHA's Acting Interim Executive Director Denis Quarberg, "We are a strong organization with a growing membership and a strong chapter system. The type of candidates we are seeking are professionals who have a passion for the future of our natural resources and our hunting heritage, as well as the ability to work with stakeholders and people of diverse interests and perspectives on a wide variety of natural resource issues." MDHA's mission is "working today for tomorrow's wildlife and hunters through education, habitat, hunting and legislation," reports Quarberg. "Our next Executive Director will be a very important component as we focus to protect, enhance and restore public hunting lands and introduce children, women and other newcomers to our outdoor heritage of hunting."