April 16, 2013

Cursed by the Ditch Witch

It has taken me an entire year to settle down after the ditch witch drove me to a major meltdown over the destruction of some fine functioning sod.  When you mess with a pen-wielding, picture-taking, grass farmer and his prairie family, there will be consequences.  The pent up frustration over this “dumb and dumber” sequel […]

April 9, 2013

Did You See That Farming Ad During the Superbowl?

It’s been 2 months since the Super Bowl and while some fans may still be celebrating or smarting from the results, we’ve already let that go.  What still bugs us is that ad about farming and how it gave us hope for  about 90 seconds, only to dash those hopes in the last 15 seconds […]

April 1, 2013

The butterfly effect of losing GLCI funding: No more pasture walks?

Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative funding supported many partnerships with grass farmers and graziers. That funding is no longer required to be dedicated to GLCI efforts. Here’s what’s happening and how it might affect you.

April 1, 2013

What A Slinky Knows and What That Means to Our Drought Response

What can a slinky tell us about how to survive drought? RadioLab explains why a slinky can “hover” and we explain how to combine that information with the Hydro-illogical cycle to plan for and get through dry spells and drought.

March 27, 2013

Where have all the bees gone?

Pesticides called neonicotinoids became popular among farmers during the 1990s. They’re called neonics and they coat the seeds of many agricultural crops, including the biggest crop of all: corn. Farmers have used them because they protect those crops from insect pests. But they may also be killing bees.

March 19, 2013

The Tart Taste of Knotweed Revenge

Livestock can eat this plant with a little education, and, so can you!

March 19, 2013

Sna-Koil Liquid Soil Amendment

Don’t let your optimism get in the way of your good sense. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

March 19, 2013

Artificial Calamari From Pork Bung?

After I was done laughing at the idea, I began to wonder, “Why not?”  The Locavore movement promotes using every bit of the animal for food.  Are we on the cusp of a new market?  You tell me.

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