NEWS
Vintage Vegetable/Chicken Farming
Russ Quinn DTN Staff Reporter
Tue May 28, 2013 01:35 PM CDT

What was old is new again.

This is, of course, an old saying, but it does seem to apply at least on our farm. An idea rooted in the past that has become a current trend is people producing at least some of their own food supply. Many people who do not even live on farms have decided to plant a vegetable garden or maybe even have a few chickens that produce eggs -- all in their backyards.

I guess my family would be in this category, AND we happen to live on a farm as well. I call it ...

Quick View
  • Is Your Burndown Working? A cool, wet spring and the spread of herbicide-resistant weeds mean farmers should take the extra...
  • Gains on Covers It took Jerry Doan several years and a lot of trials, but the North Dakota beef producer has lear...
  • Side-by-Sides and Cool Helmets Side-by-side manufactures continue to roll out new machines and machine updates. Here are two more.
  • Stress Test for Borrowers Farm finances rate an "A" now, but economists debate if that's good enough to handle a major corr...
  • Senators Question EPA A group of U.S. senators Wednesday told President Barack Obama that his administration has not fo...
  • Climate Work Ahead at USDA Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack spoke about GOP complaints regarding the Obama administration's work wit...
  • Full-Circle Farming Bill Couser sees farming as a full circle. If it comes off the farm, it can go back into the farm.
  • Making the Grade What if corn isn't cheap the next five years? Fickle price projections can sway farm bill choices.
  • Ask the Vet What's my best bet for fly control?
Related News Stories
View From the Cab
West Blast Victims Remembered
Farm Bureau Discusses 'Big Data'
Making the Grade
Full-Circle Farming
View From the Cab
Russ' Vintage Iron
I-9 Audits Under Fire
Farm Bill Forecasting
Rags to Riches