Ask A Farmer: Why do farmers leave dying corn in fields?

Ask A Farmer: Why do farmers leave dying corn in fields?

Today we have a guest post from Indiana farmer, blogger Brian Scott (Facebook, Twitter). Brian does a great job of explaining difficult questions about farming operations, how crops are grown, and the management decisions surrounding growing Genetically Modified crops. Brian blogs about growing corn, soybeans, and popcorn at TheFarmersLife.com. Today he addresses dying corn left … Continue reading Ask A Farmer: Why do farmers leave dying corn in fields?

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Ask A Farmer: Use of Antibiotics in Cattle Feedlots

Last week, I brought forward some Food For Thought on the issue of antibiotic use in livestock. The concerns surrounding an increase in antibiotic resistance seem to raise a lot of emotion and controversy around our food supply, just as the use of other feed additives, chemicals, herbicides, and countless other technologies and applications of … Continue reading Ask A Farmer: Use of Antibiotics in Cattle Feedlots

Guest Post: Update from the Oregon Grass Farmer

There is light at the end of tunnel for Grass Seed Harvest 2013 with about a week left of combining grass and two weeks for baling. I’ve mentioned previously that I live in the Grass Seed Capital of the World, growing about 70% of the world’s cool season grasses. My family farms annual ryegrass, fescue … Continue reading Guest Post: Update from the Oregon Grass Farmer

Biotechnology in Cattle: Artificial Insemination goals for dairy farmers

A few weeks ago, I started a series featuring biotechnology tools used in cattle herds across the country. David and Jennifer Heim are friends of mine and own a dairy farm in northeast Kansas. The Heims milk 85-100 Holstein cows and raise their heifer calves as replacements. They also raise corn, soybeans, hay, and other forages, mostly … Continue reading Biotechnology in Cattle: Artificial Insemination goals for dairy farmers

Why do farmers grow tobacco? from David Hayden

On yesterday's blog post, I shared several photos from my visit to a tobacco farm in Tennessee. Today I invited David Hayden (@DavidHayden7) to share more about the growing and harvesting process of tobacco. He grew up working with tobacco in Kentucky and studied the crop in college. “No its ok, that barn isn’t on … Continue reading Why do farmers grow tobacco? from David Hayden

AgProud: Kentucky Farm Mom Wanda Quiggins

Ask someone involved in farming and agriculture what is most important to them. Likely, most of those responses will include family. Wanda Quiggins, 4th generation beef and tobacco farm mom, takes a moment to share why she is proud to be a part of Agriculture and why youth involvement and agriculture education is so important. … Continue reading AgProud: Kentucky Farm Mom Wanda Quiggins

A Collection Of Stories – Diversity In Agriculture

Agriculture is a diverse world and even though I've spent the past 30 days highlighting the numerous ways farmers, ranchers, and consumers contribute to this diversity, there's still so much more story to tell. I was excited to celebrate National Agriculture Day and the start of my 3rd year on Agriculture proud with a month … Continue reading A Collection Of Stories – Diversity In Agriculture

AgProud: Nashville Certified Organic Farmer

If there's any group of farmers that relies on independent and local marketing in today's food trade, it's organic and local farmers. Today I feature Delvin Farms, an organic producer from Nashville, Tennessee. One of the great things about agriculture and food in this country is that we are able to afford food choices. Although … Continue reading AgProud: Nashville Certified Organic Farmer