The Furrow

A John Deere Publication

Issue: Fall 2021

Rural Living

Down From The Mountains

Swiss cows parade to winter pastures.

Agriculture, Education

Dwindling But Determined

Extra hurdles made Black farmers a scarcity.

Agriculture, Education

How's The Weather

Weather changes make production decisions trickier.

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Unexplained images and ghostly stories photo

RURAL LIVING

Encounters With The Unexplained

Farmers share their personal ghost stories.

Rosh conducting a test of technology

AGRICULTURE, FARM OPERATION

Beyond Herbicide

New ways to control resistant weeds.

a woman outside at sunset looking at a tablet

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new farmhouse on a hill

RURAL LIVING

New Patina

A farmhouse with built-in stories

volunteer firefighters in day clothes

RURAL LIVING

Volunteer Firefighters, The Unsung Heroes

John Deere sprayer spraying

AGRICULTURE, AG TECH

Tech@Work: See & Spray Select™

Small grain growers can lose waste and gain savings with game-changing See & Spray™ Select technology.

AGRICULTURE, RURAL LIVING

Seed Savers

Over the past 500 generations of humans, the evolution of plants and people has been a tightly intertwined process. Humans nurture seeds of cultivated crops, passing them down generation after generation. Plants feed and clothe humans to help them survive. Both rely on each other, and help each other to adapt and thrive in different times and places.

But Emily Rose Haga sees warning signs that, in today’s world, this 10,000-year-old symbiosis could be in jeopardy.

“Fewer human hands are growing food and saving seed,” she observes. “The traditional practice of seed saving is in danger of becoming a lost art.”

Haga is the executive director of an organization that hopes to spark a renewal of seed-saving skills. It’s called Seed Savers Exchange,...

Kids looking over a table at food.

AGRICULTURE, RURAL LIVING

For The Kids

Local meat company born to provide family legacy.

man in camo touching the ground

EDUCATION, SPECIALTY/NICHE

Perfecting wildlife plots

Hands holding wheat grains

AGRICULTURE, EDUCATION

Quest for Quality

Consumer demand and new breeding technology impact wheat.

children planting and plants in the soil

AGRICULTURE, EDUCATION

Planting the Seeds

Couple’s dream farm nurtures community as well as crops.

fingers holding a soybean up close

AGRICULTURE, SPECIALTY/NICHE

Growing A Better Bean

High-oleic specialty soybeans eye the million-acre milestone.

illustration of plants

AGRICULTURE, EDUCATION

The Root Project

Comparing the root structure of common cover crops.

shannon in her sewing room

RURAL LIVING

Designs Of An Off-Grid Life

Creative thinking is essential for establishing life off the grid.

close up photo of flower

AGRICULTURE, SPECIALTY/NICHE

Fruit to Tragic Fallow

Summoning the will to rekindle a one-of-a-kind orchard.

Paul standing in field

AGRICULTURE, EDUCATION

Soil, Grass and Cattle

Grazing is good for soil health.

photo of superfood sprouts

AGRICULTURE, SPECIALTY/NICHE

Micro Farm, Macro Flavor

A superfood with super flavor, microgreens provide a path to production.

olive oil pouring
The Furrow Fall 2021

About The Furrow

The Furrow was first established by John Deere Company in 1895 as “A Journal for the American Farmer.” The goal of the magazine remains the same - to tell stories that people enjoy reading and provide them with knowledge that they can apply in their operations.

Meet The Furrow Team