April 2021

Your Land

Strip-cropping is part of Dean Sponheim's conservation efforts on his farm, near Nora Springs, Iowa. (Progressive Farmer image by Joseph L. Murphy)

Research indicates wider adoption may depend on a better understanding of risk-management benefits.

Your Farm

A commercial wind turbine, such as this one in northwest Iowa, takes about 0.5 to 1 acre of farmland out of production. (Progressive Farmer image by Matthew Putney)

Opportunity and opposition accompany wind energy in rural America.

Your Life

(Progressive Farmer image by Progressive Agriculture Foundation)

Make the play area more fun than the farmstead. Designate safe play areas for children!


Preventing illness in a herd requires good records and a veterinarian to advise on ways to avoid health problems. (Progressive Farmer image by Boyd Kidwell)

Alternatives to antimicrobials are a high priority, but predicting their effectiveness is a challenge.


(Progressive Farmer image by Victoria G. Myers)

Dr. Ken McMillan responds to a readers' questions about farm veterinary issues.

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