• Post-Harvest: How to Care for Your Agricultural Equipment

    As the harvest seasons draws to a close, it's critical to start planning for next year's success. The first place to start is regular maintenance of your agricultural equipment. Your machines and gear have faithfully performed for you – it's officially time to show them a little TLC. Maintaining your agricultural equipment is one of the most important things you can do as we turn the corner toward winter.
    Don't Risk Your Agricultural Equipment Failing You Next Year
    For most of us, our equipment and combines will sit idle until the start of next year. While you may be ...

  • Latest Farming News: End Of Year Tax Prep

    Right now, with the harvest behind us, the latest farming news is all about getting ready for end of year tax preparation. The farming tax category is a broad one, encompassing a large and diverse range of markets. Plantations, orchards, and ranches all fall within the farming category. If you earn money growing produce or raising livestock, fish, and/or poultry, you are in the farming business and need to file your taxes accordingly.
    Go into the tax process armed with a few important tips about farm income and expenses. Here are a few vital pieces of information:
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  • Chicken, Bacon, Ranch Pasta

    1 pound chicken, diced1 package precooked microwavable bacon2 jars alfredo sauce1 small bottle ranch dressingAdobo seasoning1 small onion12 ounces rotini pasta1/2 cup cheddar cheese1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese
    1. In a large pot, cook the rotini pasta.2. In a medium pan, cook the diced chicken and onion with adobo seasoning until it’s no longer pink.3. Also while the meat and noodles are cooking, prepare the package of pre-cooked bacon in the microwave and crumble.4. In the pot with the cooked rotini, combine the chicken and onion mixture, alfredo sauce, ranch dressing and bacon.5. Stir until everything is ...

  • Thanksgiving Pizza

    Source: thegunnysack.com
    1 puff pastry sheet thawed according to the instructions on the package1/2 cup mashed potatoes5 tablespoons gravy, divided1/4 cup corn1/4 cup green bean casserole1/2 cup chopped turkey1/2 cup stuffing1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese1/4 cup French fried onions1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepperBasil, parsley, or thyme for garnish
    1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.2. Gently press puff pastry sheet into a greased 9-inch tart pan (or use a 9-inch pie pan). Trim the corners and use them into fill in any empty spaces along the sides of the pan.3. Spread the mashed potatoes over the bottom ...

  • Homemade Three Bean Baked Beans

    Source: tastesoflizzyt.com
    1 pound sliced bacon16 ounces butter beans drained15.5 ounces great northern beans drained16 ounces pork 'n beans liquid drained off the top1 cup ketchup1/2 cup brown sugar1/2 cup diced onion1 teaspoon yellow mustardAdditional 2-3 tablespoons of brown sugar
    1. Fry the bacon, drain it, and then chop it into small pieces.2. Divide the bacon in half and set aside in two bowls.3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.4. In a medium size bowl, combine the 3 cans of beans, one bowl of bacon, ketchup, brown sugar, onions and mustard. Mix well.5. Pour the bean mixture ...

  • Apple Pie Bars

    1 (14.1 oz) box of two refrigerator pie crusts
    Pie Filling

    12 medium apples peeled and sliced
    1 1/3 cups of sugar
    1/4 cup of flour
    1 teaspoon cinnamon

    Crumb Topping

    1/2 cup softened butter
    3/4 cup flour
    1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
    1 cup brown sugar

    1. Peel and slice 12 medium apples.2. Add 1 1/3 cup of sugar, 1/4 cup of flour, and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon to the apples.3. Remove the two pie crusts from the box and stack the crusts on top of each other. Roll out to fit a 10x15-inch in jelly roll pan. ...

  • Ham & Potatoes au Gratin

    Source: Jennifer Williams
    Nonstick cooking spray2 cups cubed cooked ham (about 10 oz.)2 - 4.9-oz. packages dry au gratin potato mix1 Bell peppers, chopped3 cups water10.75-oz. can condensed cheddar cheese soupFresh snipped chives (optional)
    1. Lightly coat the inside of slow cooker with cooking spray.2. In the prepared cooker, combine ham, potato mix with contents of seasoning packets, and peppers.3. In a medium bowl, gradually stir the water into soup. Pour over mixture in cooker.4. Cover and cook on low for 7 to 8 hours or on high for 3 ½ to 4 hours. If desired, garnish ...

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