A John Deere Publication

Issue: Spring 2024

Beer hops farmer inspecting trellis of hops

Agriculture, Farm Operation

Good to the Next Hop

The Gooding family has been growing hops for almost 130 years, first in Oregon's Willamette Valley and then since 1945 in Canyon County, Idaho. But other than the hops towering 18 feet into the sky, not much is the same as it was back then.

Closeup of green plant sprouts in soil

SCN Slayers

How scientists are developing new ways to beat this billion dollar pest.

SCN Slayers Full Story
High river water at a biofuel plant on Illinois River and a second image of the river bed with very little water

Ups & Downs

What past water level swings have taught us.

Ups & Downs Full Story
Person in baseball cap and glasses filling plastic bag with popcorn kernels from machine


Popcorn is Poppin'

The Fitkin family has cracked a fun farming niche.

Closeup of black and white speckled chick cradled in a person's hands


High-Altitude Hatching

A nurse cracks fowl problem bringing healthy chicks to fellow high-altitude farmers.

a woman outside at sunset looking at a tablet

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Top view of jars of ghee


Crystal Clear

Ghee takes butter to a new—and very ancient—level.

Person smiling crouched down among cover crop seedlings


Worth the Wait

The benefits of balansa build day by day.

Two farmers inspecting corn stalks in a corn field


Lessons Learned

What Andy and Don Linder have learned from conservation practices.

Two smiling farmers leaning on a horse fence with a horse grazing in a field in the background

Agriculture, Livestock/Poultry

The Trifecta

Prolific plants, warmblood sporthorses, and Highland cattle make for a winning triumvirate.

Farm worker on top of a tractor trailer with John Deere tractor in the foreground


Show 'Em Your Appreciation

Thank your workers when they go the extra mile for you.

Farmer leaning over long grass with trees in the background


Moving into the Mainstream

Will strip till's time ever come?

Farmer in neon yellow shirt taking photo of bright yellow canola crops


Enjoy the View

Canola gets a photo op.

Closeup of a whiskey barrel with writing on it


Distilling a Legacy

Interlocking the advancements of each generation with the next in mind.

A hilltop lodge with many windows


Hilltop Heaven

This lodge provides a glimpse of North Dakota prairie paradise.

Closeup of a hand on the side of a bison


Living History

A rancher champions the American bison's enduring legacy.

A farmer leaning into a raised plant bed using a wooden hook with a handle to plant seeds in compost


A Mission of Abundance

Master gardener evangelizes the power of compost to food-insecure communities worldwide.

Rear angle view of a photographer with a camera


Fervor for Feathers

Birding has never been more popular.

Closeup of a faucet pouring syrup into a metal container


For the Love of Syrup

Long view of cows in a feeding pen with a John Deere tractor outside of barn doors


Sustainable Milk Production

John Deere and DeLaval form strategic partnership.

Digital screens and controls inside of a John Deere tractor in a corn field



Growing more with less—the power of data.

Top view of jars of ghee
Closeup of green plant sprouts in soil

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.

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