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Thought of the Week

“Agriculture is our wisest pursuit, because it will in the end contribute most to real wealth, good morals and happiness.” -Thomas Jefferson, 1787 Advertisements

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New Irrigation Technology for Today’s Farm

Back in the day, an animal-drawn plow was a pretty big deal. Then came horse-drawn combines, tractors, and all sorts of mechanized farm equipment. Now, farmers have access to a huge array of technologies that give exact data on weather, … Continue reading

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Thought of the Week

“These farmers today are mechanical wizards.” -Jim Wylie, Farm Owner

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New Crops for a New Climate

Climate change is definitely a hot-button issue at the moment.  But whether we believe it  or not, there are definitely some funky things going on with the weather across the world. That might not concern us too much right now, … Continue reading

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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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Natural Magic!

The American Sheep Industry is updating their American wool logo – and  the effort to rebrand wool as “Natural Magic.”  With the new look of American wool unveiled earlier this year, marketing efforts are shifting toward the development of a … Continue reading

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Advice from an Old Farmer

This wonderful post was circulating on Facebook today, and I thought you all would like it. Advice from an old Farmer….. Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong. Keep skunks and bankers at a distance. Life is simpler … Continue reading

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Cider Me

Cider just evokes fall feelings, doesn’t it? Falling leaves, cozy sweaters, crisp mornings, and hot apple juice with spices. And for those of you over the age of 21, hard cider in a variety of flavors and intensities. Cider has … Continue reading

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Heliculture – NOT the growing of helicopters

Heliculture is not exactly on everyone’s mind, nor is the product of this field, escargot snails, on everyone’s plate.  This French delicacy is served at fine restaurants the world over.  The new company, EscarGrow Farms of Eureka, California, is helping … Continue reading

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Replacing Everyone But the Cow!

I’m talking about robots! Robots and computers are replacing humans in industries across the board, from self-ordering kiosks at McDonalds to autopilot in airplanes to agbots helping out in the dairy industry! Yep, we now have agbots! A shortage in … Continue reading

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