Sunday, September 15, 2019
rye

Winter wheat, barley, triticale and rye planted in the fall can produce high-quality forage in the spring when harvest is in the boot stage.

Nancy Kincaid of Charleston, W.Va. writes, "My husband and I feed birds and squirrels in our backyard, and we have a special male cardinal...
sheep

The American sheep industry is at a crossroads. Those who grow lamb, in particular, have to adapt to changing times or be left behind. It’s a conundrum that should resonate with anyone in agriculture. People want to know where food comes from and how it came to be. That’s not going anywhere. We should care anyway, because we are stewards of one of the most important things on the planet: our food.
farmsteaders

Shaena Mallett, director, said they wanted to strike a balance. “… That’s something I wanted to be honest about with Farmsteaders — farming is beautiful and hard,” she said. “I wanted to share the perspective that hard isn’t bad, and in fact some of the most worthwhile endeavors we could possibly take on may also be the most difficult.” Agriculture seems to be the topic du jour these days — for politicians, entertainers and, well, everyone. That’s why Mallett’s storytelling struck me. It’s poignant without being pretentious.
chestnut

Learn two different methods for successfully growing chestnut seeds from seed.
Ag trade photo

Have the corn and soybean markets finally bottomed out? Marlin Clark offers insight on the most recent prices and projections in this week's report.
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Alan Guebert shares his insight on the United States' ongoing trade war with China and the impact it's having on American farmers.
social media

Learn how to use Facebook event listings, ads and boosted posts to attract attendees to your fall farm event.

Vegetable plants in the same family have similar characteristics. Familiarity with plant families gives gardeners keen insight to plants’ unique needs.

Deer’s winter digestive system is not equipped to handle a high carbohydrate diet such as corn.
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