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Editor-in-Chief Betsy Freese and Editor/Host Jodi Henke share tips from experts across the United States to help you around your acreage. If your favorite station doesn't carry the show, call them and ask for it!


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6/9/14 | 9:27 AM
It’s a huge investment to buy farm machinery for harvesting hay and other crops. Some landowners decide it’s not worth it to spend a ton of money on and maintain a piece of equipment they’ll only use a few weeks out of the year. If they hire a custom harvester, the machine also... listen now
6/9/14 | 9:10 AM
President Obama and Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack want 80% of America’s electricity to come from clean sources such as wind, solar, and natural gas by the year 2035. The USDA is providing funds for this goal through the Rural Energy for America Program, also known as REAP. The program’s... listen now
6/2/14 | 9:42 AM
A couple of years ago, Jason and Lucie Amundsen of Wrenshaw, Minnesota sold their first pasture-raised egg from their backyard chicken flock. All of their hens are named Lola, and their business is called “Locally Laid.” Lucie, who calls herself the “marketing chick,” says... listen now
6/2/14 | 9:36 AM
Weeds are vermin in a hayfield. They compete for nutrients, reduce yield and quality, and cause toxicity issues.   Paul Gonzalez is an ag extension agent at North Carolina State University. He says a weed is anything in the field that you don’t want there. Your line of defense starts... listen now
6/2/14 | 9:28 AM
There is a concrete pipe that drains storm water runoff next to our back yard. When we get a lot of rain, I’m amazed at the gunk that comes out of that pipe. As storm water flows over the land, it picks up all kinds of contaminants. Research shows that drinking water wells inundated with... listen now
6/2/14 | 8:54 AM
Wildflowers have survived floods, drought, sandy soil, clay soil and other extremes for millions of years. They’re still around and offering tremendous assets to our ecosystems, including helping pollinators. Miriam Goldberger owns a wildflower farm in Canada and has written a book about... listen now
6/2/14 | 8:41 AM
Every summer my mom brought home flats of strawberries from a farm market. We’d eat them fresh and she’d freeze some, too. But my favorite way to extend the berry bounty year-round is by making jam. I’m going to share our family recipe with you. It’s simple, and the flavor... listen now
5/23/14 | 9:05 AM
You probably have an old garden hose that leaks, lost its connectors, and can’t do much other than take up space in the shed. Why do we have a hard time getting rid of them? Is there anything else they’re good for other than spitting out water? I asked our Living the Country Life... listen now
5/23/14 | 8:57 AM
I’ve seen giant zucchinis and other funny-looking vegetables, but there is an Italian heirloom climbing squash called Rampicante that’s right there with them. It’s also known by several other names such as “trombone squash,” and the Italians like to call it the “... listen now
5/23/14 | 8:46 AM
Mary Blackmon has lived most of her adult life in cities. A number of years ago she inherited a farm on the border of Arkansas and Louisiana, and was given the choice to keep it or sell it. She couldn’t bear to let it leave the family, so she left Los Angeles and moved back home. Mary says... listen now


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