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High-power Hybrids
American Mammoth Jackstock have been part of this country’s heritage since the days of George Washington, but the introduction of mechanized agriculture caused them to fall out of favor. Today,  they’re making a comeback.
by Sue Weaver
Online Exclusive: Learn from some of the original organic farmers: Italian organic farmers. The birthplace Slow Food is, first and foremost, a place for long-lasting crop-growing traditions familiar to small farmers everywhere. More >>
Getting Land ... Got Tractor?
With all of the options available in farm equipment today, where should you turn for advice on your next tractor purchase? Check out four hobby
farmers’ real-life stories about their tractors and
how they use them around the farm.
by Jim Ruen

Eat This ... Not That
From wild asparagus to daylily blosssoms, you can make a meal from plants growing around your farm. Use this guide to determine what’s safe to put on your dinner plate and what should be left as is. <<Download Susan's handy safe foraged foods guide>>
by Susan M. Brackney

Bring on the Bugs
Beneficial insects are excellent allies in your battle with garden pests. Follow these tips for creating an insectary garden that will attract the good bugs so they can ward off the bad. 
by Jessica Walliser


Livestock Q & A
Dianne Hellwig, PhD, DVM
with Dr. Lyle G. McNeal

Buying the Farm
John & Sue Weaver

Farm Garden
Jessica Walliser

How Do I ... Install a Split-rail Fence
Cheryl Morrison

Food for Thought
Carol Ekarius

Tools of the Trade
Water-well Pumps
John & Sue Weaver 

Farm to Table
Dairy Delights
Michelle Bender 


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I have been your magazine for the last three issues and find it very informative. I AM LOOKING FOR A PAST ISSUE THAT HAS A ARTICLE ABOUT LOWLINE ANGUS CATTLE. Can you tell me where I might find back issues that would have this article in it?
George, Independence, OH
Posted: 5/29/2009 6:38:26 PM
This is the first issue I picked up and I really enjoyed it. I was particularly interested in the foraging article. As a young boy in the fifties, foraging was a family affair that helped put food on the table for 8. You overlooked one of the most common and flavorful wild foods.

Every spring we went leek hunting. That is, searching for the wild leek (Allium Tricoccum) the pungent native allium that has created many festivals on the east coast.

It's the harbinger of spring and the first edible plant to offer it's nourishment early in the year. It's become the novelle ingredient in upscale restaurants and can "knock the socks off you" with flavor if used in abundance.

For more info visit: LINK

my little contribution to the joy of LEEKS!
Terry, Jamestown, NY
Posted: 5/4/2009 5:21:35 PM
As a subscriber I would like to be able to access all the articles online. My sister has the mammoth stock and mules for our farms (I've got the mini's) and I want to email her the article. She is the only female "muleskinner" I know, and she has spent half her life learning from the old guards in the business. Because her situation doesn't lend itself to getting a nice magazine to read at "leisure," I don't send her a subscription. This is one article I have seen that is relevant for her.
Brenda Dudzinski, Rougemont, NC
Posted: 4/23/2009 6:33:37 PM
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