farming

The Farmers’ Guide to the Farmer’s Tan

For soft-handed laptop jockeys like myself, merely existing in the sun with a T-shirt on can result in an intense farmer’s tan. This would be…

A Brief History of Selling Livestock Semen

For me, it started with Mr. Immambo. Fifteen years ago, I was near the end of a road trip. It was a wonderful and strange adventure,…

Why My Fellow Farmers Are Killing Themselves

Last week, The Guardian published a powerful feature about how farmers and ag workers are killing themselves at a rate five times that of the…

The Heritage Farmer Who’s Trying to Breed the Perfect Turkey

Sixty-nine-year-old Frank Reese Jr. stands with his hands on his hips and looks out over his barnyard. Today, roughly three weeks before Thanksgiving, a semi-truck…