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Sweet Hills Farm – Calving Begins

It’s calving time at Sweet Hills Farm and all over the west!  As you drive around the countryside, look for them scampering or napping in the pastures.  When they’re under a week old, they’re wobbly-legged, and then they grow fast, … Continue reading

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Thought of the Week

“When we started using Roundup Ready sugarbeet seed, we reduced our herbicide use by 75%.” -Russ Shroll, Farmer

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NEW GMO WEBSITE

Genetically Modified Organisms or GMO’s are a big topic, one that is not only controversial, but raises strong emotion in many people.  While we at Kiss My Tractor are not prepared to take sides, we do represent mainstream farmers who use sustainable methods, … Continue reading

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Harvest in the Palouse!

       It’s harvest time all over the United States.  Harvest is an exciting time in every farming community.  It is the culmination of the farmer’s entire year’s work.  It is when he learns how well his or her … Continue reading

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New Book Review – What I’ve Learned From No-Tilling

  What I’ve Learned From No-Till, Cropping Secrets From 58 Highly Successful No-Tillers,               by Ron Ross, 2007                           Published by Lessiter Publications, Inc,  … Continue reading

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Notes From the Palouse

Rolling hills and patchwork farm fields          This past week I visited the farmers who live and farm in the Palouse Region of Eastern Washington state.  This area comprises roughly in the south-east portion of the state, … Continue reading

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Thought of the Week

Add more worms to your soil, and you will have a healthier crop-bed, lawn and garden! Burrows left by worms are nature’s own system for collecting rainwater in the soil where plant roots can suck it up.  This gives less … Continue reading

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New Book Review

The Farmer’s Earthworm Handbook, Managing Your Underground Money-Makers, by David Ernst, Published by Lessiter Publications, 1995.  Everything you always wanted to know about earthworms, but didn’t know who to ask, is all found in the 112 pages of this valuable handbook. … Continue reading

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Making a Molehill out of a Mountain

     Farmers have been battling Mother Nature’s attempts to destroy their livelihood since Adam and Eve were booted from the Garden of Eden.  One of MN’s effective techniques to frustrate farmers is soil erosion, by water, wind and tillage … Continue reading

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Sustainable Farming

     We hear the buzzwords “organic,” and “sustainable,” in farming and food.  What do they mean?  Are they important in our food production?  Is one more important than the other, and do they go together?    The terms organic and sustainable … Continue reading

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