Editor’s Note

To The Extreme

By Amanda Huber The word “extreme” gained popularity in the last decade to describe risky and dangerous sports activities, especially those having a high level of inherent danger. The sports network, ESPN, capitalized on this phenomenon by introducing the X games and brought the world little known sports activities that involved spectacular stunts, making “sports” stars, such as Shaun White, ... Read More »

It Wasn’t Supposed To Be Like This

By Amanda Huber Yesterday, I heard those words no one ever wants to hear. “We just can’t fix it, Mrs. Huber,” said the mechanic, at least not without a new engine that would cost several thousand dollars. My beloved Suburban is dying. Ten years I have had this same vehicle. It’s the only car my children have ever known. I’ve ... Read More »

If You Build It, They Will Come

By Amanda Huber Organic peanut production continues to be researched and improved upon in both small plot and on-farm trials. However, I can tell you that I am hesitant to write about it. Last year I did, and later in the year, I got an email from a producer who had organic peanuts sitting in cold storage, but had no ... Read More »

Adapting to change

By Amanda Huber As I walked out onto the porch this morning, cup of coffee in hand, to enjoy the morning sunshine, three chickens ran out from under the porch. Uh-Oh. Someone forgot to shut the chicken coop door last night. It happens. Chickens are a new addition to my life. We did not have them growing up. It really ... Read More »

It’s the tortoise and the hare

Two of the crops I am most concerned with are peanuts, of course, and cotton. A sister publication to Peanut Grower is Cotton Farming, and in most every issue I have an article. I know far more about peanuts, but have learned a great deal about cotton. Cotton and peanuts both grow well in the same soil type and are ... Read More »