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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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Thought of the Week

“Anyone who can solve the problems of water will be worthy of two Nobel prizes – one for peace, and one for science.” -President J.F.K.

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Thought of the Week

Out here, water is like gold -Ed Wiltse, Mayor of Ulysses, Kansas

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O Christmas Tree

Christmas is coming!  And our Christmas trees are happily growing, under a blanket of snow!  They have become the traditional focal point of our Christmas, and are an important part of American agriculture. Christmas trees are grown in every state, … 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

“Farmers and ranchers are being told that it is necessary to double the food supply in the next 30 years in order to feed an anticipated human population of over 9 billion people.  Yet every category of production is being attacked, both … Continue reading

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Thought of the Week

It all begins with the soil -Wilbur-Ellis, Ideas to Grow With

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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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