The Furrow

A John Deere Publication

Issue: Sept/Oct 2020

Cover Story

Modern Farmwives

It's not just about field meals.

Agriculture, Farm Operation

Invested in Carbon

Funding spurs changes that boost production and sequester carbon.


Plant and Protect

Firewise landscaping offers a beautiful solution to an ugly prospect.

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Closing the Soybean Yield Gap

The quest to unlock this crop's full potential.

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Aviation Alternatives

Fly the environmentally friendly skies with bio-based aviation fuels.

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Skyscraping Salad Greens

Some things remain the same no matter the farm's scale.

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Niche Markets

Terre des Bisons

Quebec bison ranch turns to Plan B.

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Livestock / Poultry

Milk Mix

Cross-breeding dairy cows boosts profitability on this Minnesota farm.

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Conservation, Farm Succession

Following the Sheep

A tale of preservation and conservation, thanks to a lot of change.

From Homestead Magazine

Take Life by the Antlers

Poppins the buck is herding his harem, bugling so every fellow fallow deer in Vermont can hear. To passers-by more accustomed to big whitetails, Poppins’ spotted khaki hide and waist-tall stature give him a fawn-like look, a good reminder of why fallow deer have long been petting zoo favorites. But there’s nothing cute or diminutive about his bold strut, pig-like grunting, and impressive antlers, each with a broad palm like a moose’s. Poppins is spoiling for a fight.

Nearby, a pair of males tussle for second-place status, their locking antlers cracking like baseball bats. Does in every shade of brown, from light cream to dark chocolate, barely glance their way.


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From Homestead Magazine

Unexpected Homecoming

COVID-19 drives the lost generation back to the ranch.

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From Homestead Magazine

Gravel Road Biking

Riding the back roads is the rage in cycling.

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Agriculture, Farm Finance

Investing in Carbon

Funding spurs changes that boost production and sequester carbon.

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Web Exclusive

From On Life & Land: Rhythm of the Ferries

Join field editor Lorne McClinton and On Life & Land for a look at life on Canada's Discovery Islands.

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Web Exclusive

Telling Tractor Tales

California's Agriculture Museum tells old stories in new ways.

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Web Exclusive

The Ancient Road

Sheep journey in the shadow of the Caucasus Mountains on a timeless trek.


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The Furrow Sept/Oct 2020

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