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Adjusting Livestock Production In an effort to reduce hog numbers, payments were also distributed to farmers who would destroy their piglets and pregnant sows. About 6 million piglets were slaughtered under the Agricultural Adjustment Act (AAA). A cattle-purchasing program was similarly implemented under the Drought Relief Service in areas where the Dust Bowl had hit theContinue reading “The Agricultural Adjustment Act in the Great Plains: Part 2”
The theory was simple. If consumers had to compete a little harder to obtain commodities, farmers would receive more income for those commodities.
Can seeds from Ancient Egypt germinate thousands of years later? Scientists still debate the question.
Knowing your soils is a good idea, no matter where you live or what type of country living activity you pursue. The USDA’s National Resources Conservation Service makes that job easy.
Whatever stage you are in as a new farmer, one of the best things you can do is to read extensively. We have picked out 10 must-reads to get you going.
What better heritage food to celebrate than Turkey Red winter wheat, the grain that made Kansas the Wheat State?
Agriculture is very much a weather-dependent pursuit. The success or failure of both garden and field crops in any given year depends primarily on the rainfall and temperatures. Even pastures should be managed with an eye to the sky.
Many involved in agriculture, commercial or entrepreneurial, feel that technology will shape the future.