Field Operations

The Great Race

Field efficiency is a factor when debating between a wider planter or faster planting speeds.

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The Crooked Road: Episode 1

Looking back to the Big Bang of country music.

Soil Health

Rekindling The Flame

Research shows advantages to burning native northern prairies.


The Crooked Road

This is where country music was born, and the people here play it as passionately as ever.


Big Boost

Festulolium overseeding pumps up tired forage stands.


Souped-Up Sorghum

Farmers and researchers are focused on higher yields.


Holstein Or Jersey?

Saskatchewan dairy farmer runs parallel herds to test breeds’ profitability.


Group Housing

Canadian hog producers start to embrace loose sow housing.

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Riches Beneath

Cotton has a long and storied history in northern Alabama.

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How It’s Made: Shochu

Following up on his article “A Taste Of Asia,” field editor Lorne McClinton tells how the popular spirit is made.

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From Talk To Action

Urbanites save farm from eminent domain threat.

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Ranching A Volcano: Haleakala Ranch

In the second of our three-part series, The Furrow looks at how three ranches survive in the “House of the Sun.”

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Organic Matter Reality

Soil scientists on the impact of organic matter on soil health.

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The Case For A Raindrop Audit

Farmer and editor Dean Houghton on the case for a “comprehensive water management plan.”

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Garden Gold

“Saffron is more than just another pint-sized purple flower. It’s a link to the exotic East…”.

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The Occasional Photo: April 7, 2016

Bee, cherry orchard, Flathead Lake, Montana