THOUGH some gardeners may be blessed with perfect soil, most of us garden in soil that is less than perfect. If your soil has too much clay in it, is too sandy, too stony or too acidic, don’t despair. Turning a poor soil into a plant-friendly soil is not difficult to do, once you understand […]

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One of the most important tools on our farm is the broad fork. Choosing a garden fork…easy right? I mean, all you have to look for is a garden fork that is well made by a reputable company and you’re done. Well…maybe not. What kind of work are you asking your garden fork to do? […]

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Choosing fresh foods can help you feel better and preserve the environment Buying organically grown food free of harmful chemicals, bursting with more nutrition, taste, and sustainable sustenance is a direct vote for immediate health and the hopeful future of generations to come. Organic food must meet certain standards in order to be certified as […]

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The everyday farming activities of plowing fields and seasonal crop harvests are causing some serious issues underground. The heavy tractors and other farm equipment operating in the fields compress the soil which each pass. Season after season, the sub-surface soil continues to be compact, which is known as “hard pan”. The connectivity of soil pores […]

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There is absolutely no doubt that GPS guidance systems for tractors are a must-have for modern farmers who want to work professionally and more efficiently.  Purchasing a tractor GPS system can require a significant investment of time and therefore it is very important to choose the antenna carefully for it to provide you with the […]

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The purpose of these guidelines is to help reduce the risk of injuries and fatalities by providing practical guidance on how to manage various tractor hazards. Tractors are useful pieces of equipment on a farm. Make sure your kids understand that tractors are not played equipment. Rural Mutual has been protecting farms across the state […]

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    We understand you want to look good, feel well and live a long time. We all do. It’s true, there are no guarantees for sublime health and a long, happy life. But, there are some key things within our control when it comes to our diet and what we eat. What we choose to […]

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From backhoes to wagons, learn about some farm equipment and agricultural machinery that might be worthwhile investments for your farm.    Take a look at these farm-equipment types and gauge whether you need them to make your farm a more efficient and let’s be the honest more fun place to work. 1. Tractor:  There never […]

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All the nutrients in our food originally come from the soil. In order to create healthy crops full of nutrients, farmers need to work with healthy soil. If you’re a home gardener wanting to increase your garden’s yield, organic materials may not always be practical, so knowing how to use commercial (also known as synthetic […]

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Farming is all about weighing risk and minimizing it. There is absolutely no way to be a farmer and not feel the effects of nature. There are so many variables working every second that contribute to the success or failure of our crops. Ways You Can Better Market Sweet Peppers Peppers have lots of potentials. […]

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