Monday Feature:  1950s Hay Stacking

Monday Feature: 1950s Hay Stacking

This week’s featured video was published to social media by Classic Tractor Fever to share a portion of an archived Library of Congress video about ranch life on the Ninety Six Ranch in Paradise Valley, Nevada back in the 1950s.   It is amazing to see how these...
Three Decades of Consolidation in U.S. Agriculture

Three Decades of Consolidation in U.S. Agriculture

A report summary from the USDA Economic Research Service, James M. MacDonald, Robert A. Hoppe, and Doris Newton What Is the Issue? Farm production has been shifting to larger farms for many years—one element of broad-based changes in farm structure. However, the U.S....

A Salute to Rural Veterans

I think we can all agree that political events in the United States over the last few weeks will be remembered in great detail in our history books.  While much of the country remains divided along political party lines, we are at the same time, strongly united by our...

Tung Trees – Historic Crop; Toxic Legacy

The highway from Monticello to Tallahassee (US 90) is famous for its summer blooming crape myrtle trees donated by nurseryman Fred Mahan. This month, there’s another historic tree flowering along that highway, as well as in other parts of Jefferson county and North...