Living the Country Life

Acreages Content

Slideshow
This North Carolina couple built a CSA business from scratch, and now helps others learn how.
Slideshow
This Virginia couple makes a living and a life growing for the farmers market.
Story
Our readers love to share their places in the country!
Do you think your place in the country is beautiful? Here are submissions from several years of Beautiful Places contests at Living the Country Life: Beautiful Places 1 Beautiful Places 2...
Story
Poking around your land, you discover ancient bones. Now what?
Radio interview source: Chris Johnston, Project Archaeologist, Center of Mountain and Plains Archaeology, Colorado Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below An Iowa family...
Story
This voice of agricultural producers influences farm programs and policy
Radio interview source: Renee Picanso, Director, Census and Survey Division, National Agricultural Statistics Service Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below The Census of Agriculture is...
Story
Have trees appraised to find their true value.
Radio interview source: Scott Cullen, Registered Consulting Arborist, Trees Are Good Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below Money doesn't grow on trees, but trees do have...
Story
Producers who need more storage may qualify for a farm storage facility loan
Radio interview source: Craig Trimm, Acting Deputy Administrator for Farm Programs, Farm Service Agency Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below It's expensive to maintain or...
Story
Extreme drought conditions create high nitrate levels in corn forages. This causes health problems in livestock, so have your corn tested before you feed it.
Radio interview source: Doug Shoup, Extension Crops and Soils Specialist, Kansas State University Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below   Drought ruins pastures and...
Story
It has been said that good fences make good neighbors, but unfortunately, that's not always the case. If you put up a fence on your neighbor's property, you may be in for a battle.
Radio interview source: Aaron Steele, Community Planner Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below   It’s always best to compromise and get along with neighbors,...
Story
To understand how water moves around your property, you have to define the watershed area. This information can determine conservation practices and pond capacity.
Radio interview source: Wayne Gobovich, National Agricultural Engineer, NRCS Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below   Stand on a low point and look uphill. The area...

Pages