Category Archives: Farmers

Thought of the Week

“As a farmer, it makes me feel good that all the long hours and risk we take to raise a crop is appreciated by the public.” -Drew Eggers, Farmer, Meridian, Idaho

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Why Farm Kids Make Great Employees

Inspired by the July 1, 2016 post by  Karly Hanson of https://raisedinabarn.org.  Editions and additions have been made to suit Kiss My Tractor. Whether your’s is an agricultural business or you’re involved in a different sector of our economy, farm … Continue reading

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Thought of the Week

You can’t do anything about the rain that won’t fall, or the rain that won’t stop falling.  

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Thought of the Week

Unbelief There is no unbelief. Whoever plants a seed beneath the sod, And waits to see it push away the clod, He trusts in God.

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Thought of the Week

“What kind of crazy people are we?  We put this seed out there in the ground, and we expect it to grow. That’s faith!” -Debbie Glover, farmwife, Bone Gap, Illinois

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Thought of the Week

“Our fields are never bare. When you use a shovel to look at the soil in our fields, it’s like a geological dig. Much of it hasn’t been turned over in 40 years.  It has a thick duff layer to … Continue reading

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Thought of the Week

“I really like to innovate. Farming is such an exciting occupation and way to live.” -John Aeschliman, Farmer

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What is Biotechnology?

Whew boy, what a question, right?  We here are Kiss My Tractor are not pro-GMO nor are we anti-GMO.  What we are is pro-science.  This post discusses how biotechnology (Genetically Modified Organisms) works. So, with that said… Just What Is … Continue reading

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Thought of the Week

“The soil must be treated as a living thing, and when you stop tillage the organisms that produce the nutrient exchange systems that feed our crops return in mass.  The soil once again becomes healthy like it was in the … Continue reading

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THE BIG IDAHO POTATO TRUCK VISITS THE BIG APPLE

The Idaho Potato Commission can thank the New York City Police Department for drawing attention to a grandiose publicity stunt orchestrated on August 24th in the Big Apple. The department issued a tongue-in-cheek all-points bulletin over the police radio advising … Continue reading

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