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12/19/16 | 10:05 AM
Spinning animal fiber into yarn is an age-old practice. Wool from sheep and alpacas, angora from rabbits, and cashmere from goats can provide clothing for your family or to sell to others. Kathleen Mower and her husband Kerry raise sheep near Stanley, New Mexico, and she is accomplished in fiber... listen now
12/19/16 | 9:53 AM
A man named John Sanborn had one of the most important farms in 18th century Loudon, New Hampshire. He had water rights to operate a grist mill and saw mill. In 1997, Colin and Paula Cabot bought the farm, which had everything still intact from the mid-19th century. Colin says he thinks one of... listen now
12/19/16 | 9:44 AM
When corn is expensive, many cattle producers are being pushed to feed more forages. However, bad growing conditions can also increase the cost of hay. Any waste in your feeding program is going to hit the bottom line. Rick Rasby is a beef cattle specialist at the University of Nebraska. He says... listen now
12/19/16 | 9:37 AM
A strawberry grower near me has his plants growing in long, raised beds covered with black plastic. The berries are large and stay clean because they don’t touch the soil. They’re grown with a method called plasticulture - which is the combination of two words – plastics and... listen now
12/19/16 | 9:29 AM
When all that’s left of the pasture is mud, livestock can quickly ruin it. And the mud is no picnic for them, either. When a pasture is bare from drought, muddy from too much rain, or you just need to give it a break from the animals, have a “sacrifice area” ready to go. This is a... listen now
12/19/16 | 9:21 AM
On a chilly winter day my cat likes to snuggle up in the recliner next to the fireplace. I keep telling her how lucky she is that she’s not an outside cat. Drew Hanzlicek is an associate professor of small animal internal medicine at Oklahoma State University. He says some people think if... listen now
12/12/16 | 10:20 AM
Grinding your own grain to make whole-wheat flour is playing a huge role in the artisanal bread movement around the country. Fresh-ground flour is beneficial over store-bought because it doesn't lose its nutritional value when used immediately, and the taste and texture of baked goods are... listen now
12/12/16 | 10:06 AM
The yard light has been a safety feature and welcoming beacon on the farm for decades. The purpose hasn’t changed, but the technology has. Scott Sanford is a distinguished outreach specialist at the University of Wisconsin. He says the old mercury vapor lights have been discontinued, so... listen now
12/12/16 | 9:54 AM
Specific boundary lines and other fencing issues can create rifts when your land encroaches on somebody else’s. Rusty Rumley is a senior staff attorney with the National Agricultural Law Center. He says anytime you can work out an agreement with the adjacent landowner, it’s much... listen now
12/12/16 | 9:19 AM
Randy and Pam Moore never dreamed that they could make a living on 105 acres, but they’re doing just that. The Wilmington, Ohio, couple live on the farm that has been in Randy’s family for generations. Instead of raising crops like his ancestors, Randy learned how to raise meat animals... listen now


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