Tag: Water

6 Tips for Keeping Plants Going Through the Summer

6 Tips for Keeping Plants Going Through the Summer

How do plants beat the heat? Find out how your garden can stay productive this summer.

Water for Every Farm

Water For Every Farm

Many sustainable farmers are fascinated by the concept of allowing the land and its contours to dictate the best practices for every acre. For those of you who are looking […]

Grazing Systems Planning Guide

Grazing Systems Planning Guide

Is the thought of planning a rotational or management-intensive grazing system daunting to you? If you are new to the concept, you will probably appreciate this free guide from the […]

3 Reasons to Mulch Your Garden

3 Reasons to Mulch Your Garden

Organic gardeners have many good reasons to use mulch besides aesthetics. We’ll give you three.

What is "Raw" Water?

What is “Raw” Water?

One of the most recent trends in health is “raw” water. Simply put, raw water is water that has not been filtered or treated in any way. It may come […]

The Agricultural Adjustment Act in the Great Plains: Part 2

The Agricultural Adjustment Act in the Great Plains: Part 2

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 […]

Growth Cracks

Growth Cracks

Growth cracks are a problem most gardeners will have to contend with sooner or later.  Fortunately, the problem is structural in nature, and therefore will not cause an epidemic. Commonly […]

30-Year Normals

30-Year Normals

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 […]

The Changing Face of American Agriculture: Part 2

The Changing Face of American Agriculture: Part 2

Agripreneurship Young people continue to enter agriculture, according to the last USDA census. Most young farmers have limited capital to work with, and they frequently find outside financing difficult, if […]

Get Ready for July 2016

Get Ready for July 2016

Summer can be very busy, but don’t forget to learn and brainstorm.  Spend some time enjoying nature, researching animals, and growing healthy plants. Brush up on your birdwatching vocabulary. Discover […]