Mitch Sisson never wants to grow up. As one of America’s top farm toy restorers, his meticulous craftsmanship coaxes memory from metal: “It’s a special thing when you can hand a man back a piece of his past.”
Gone. A glaring story of soil loss, set against an alarming background of buffalo bones and the Dust Bowl, is a signpost account of cost and consequence, with relevance for the entire farming industry.
Brian Tischler has put a shoulder to the door of open-source farm technology by designing software, AgOpenGPS, for a precision mapping and tractor automation program, and placing the project online for free download.
As hemp growers, seed dealers and processors hurl accusations of fraud and failure—one lesson, among many, is increasingly clear: Hemp is a crop unto itself and a solid contract is crucial from the get-go.