Wisconsin Family Farm

I am a 4th generation farmer. My great grandparents bought our farm from more distant relatives making it a dairy farm. My grandfather then took over the farm from his parents continuing with the dairy farming. My Uncle Nick mostly runs the farm now, a Holstein beef farm, with my grandfather doing little and myself … Read more

The Legislative Branch: The United States Legislative…

The United States legislative branch goes through an intense process to pass bills. I experienced a sample of this legislative process as a Republican conservative from the Northern Border Region. As a delegate, I represented the interest of the second district. I am most concerned with representing the ranchers, rural families and Native Americans that … Read more

The Pros And Cons Of The Yuma Project Essay

There were many outcomes of the Yuma Project’, many of which were very positive. But there were also a few downsides to the Yuma irrigation idea. Yuma was never noticed before 1912 because Yuma never really had anything. But all of that changed when the flood in 1916 happened and the Laguna Dam and irrigation … Read more

Impact Of Rain On The Scarecrow Essay

Rain on the Scarecrow, Light on the Farmers Plight In 1900, 41% of the workforce were employed in agriculture, 100 years later this diminished to 1. 9%; astonishingly, during this timeframe, the U. S. population exploded from 71 million to 273 million. In the 1980s, the American family farmer once the backbone of the U. … Read more

Agriculture and Food Production in the Old Kingdom

Agriculture and food production are quite literally the skills that feed a civilization. Old Kingdom Egypt excelled in this area. Egypts high success in agriculture was due to many things, ranging from a near constant climate, to the Nile and its annual inundations causing the land to be inexhaustible, to Egypts vast amount of other … Read more

The Agriculture Policy

“The common market shall extend to agriculture and trade in agricultural products. Agricultural products means the products of the soil, of stock-farming and of fisheries and products of first-stage processing directly related to these products…. The operation and development of the common market for agricultural products must be accompanied by the establishment of a common … Read more

Fertilizing the Soil

Proper fertilization is another important key to successful vegetable gardening. The amount of fertilizer needed depends upon soil type and crops. All soils vary, from deep blow sands to fertile, well-drained soils to heavy, dark clays underlaid by layers of rock. Crops grown on sandy soils usually respond to liberal amounts of potassium, whereas crops … Read more

Corn Consumer Report

Corn is the common name for the cereal grass widely grown for food and livestock fodder. Corn ranks with wheat and rice as one of the world’s chief grain crops, and it is the largest crop of the United States. The Cultivation of corn in exists in the United States southwestern for least 3000 years. … Read more

Pesticides and Their Harmful Affects

There are many important issues in the world regarding the environment and it’s affects on the average person. Though, the one that hits closest to home, worldwide, is the trust that individuals have in the food that they consume. Yet pesticides are still found daily in foods all around the world. Pesticides are toxins that … Read more

Hydroponics, A Soiless Agriculture

Imagine being able to grow plants and/or crops everyday of the year in smaller spaces without the use of any soil. Hydroponics is a soiless agriculture that does just this. The idea for the use of plant growth without any soil was developed in the eighteen hundreds. Hydroponic gardening is an old idea yet new … Read more

Rice, A Very Promising Harvest

While the north was undergoing an “industrial revolution,” the south remained agriculturally based. Rice, which was the first grown in South Carolina in the early 1960’s, was a very promising harvest. Between 1820and 1850, the production of rice nearly tripled, making it a leading colonial crop along the seacoast of South Carolina and Georgia. Rice … Read more

Conservation Agriculture

I visited the FAO site and went to the Agriculture 21 magazine and read an article. The name of the article was conservation agriculture, which is basically another method that farmers would be able to utilize in regards to their farming, needs and cost reduction strategies. The Food and Agricultural Organization has been working with … Read more

Farming In Denmark

Denmark is located in the Central Northern part of Europe. It is part of the Scandinavian countries, thus it has a relatively cold weather all year long. 75% of Denmarks land is used for farming. Because of its export of agricultural and industrial produce, it enjoys one of the highest standard of living in the … Read more

Effects Of Genetic Engineering On Agriculture

Agribiotechnology is the study of making altered agricultural products. Agribusiness is trying to alter the genes of already existing products to try to enhance the biocompetitiveness and adaptability of crops by enhancing plant resistance to drought, salinity, disease, pests and herbicides. They are going to try to enhance their growth, productivity, nutrient value, and chemical … Read more

Farming In The 1960’s

As the Great Grape Boycott carries onto another summer, Listen Magazine now turns to a real person of this struggle, the farmer. Marina Jalos*, a grape picker for the Giumarra Vineyard Corporation and a single mother of two, of Modesto, CA tells Listen her life in the field. She, herself, has never met Cesar Chavez, … Read more

Farmers: An Argument for Farmers

Agriculture is a tough field to enter. Farming is no ordinary profession, nor is it cheap. With farming, comes many risks – some even life threatening. As with any other profession, equipment is needed to perform the job effectively. In this field, the equipment is very costly. The prices of the equipment, chemicals, and seed … Read more