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From Boll to Bedding

From Boll to Bedding:
Their Own Line of Linens

First, Alabama’s Mark Yeager built his own cotton gin. Now he and his family are taking their crop from the field to the bed, marketing their own line of heirloom-quality linens direct to the consumer.

Northwestern Alabama cotton farmer Mark Yeager knows all about making lemonade out of lemons. Or rather, making a thriving cotton business out of a challenging cotton market.

He and his family have done just that for three generations on the Yeager farm, which he took over in 1983. More >

Do Pigs Lay Eggs?Do Pigs Lay Eggs?

A Mississippi educator sets the record straight on agriculture.

In her 16 years as a Mississippi Extension agent focused on agricultural education, Julie White has heard it all. More >

Fresh from farm peasFresh From The Farm

America’s growing fresh food movement is nothing new for the Sides family of East Texas. Fresh has been best, ever since they first plowed ground nearly 60 years ago.

Purple hulls and black-eyes. Creams and crowders. Peas galore! And beans, too — pinto, lima and butter. More >

Pass it AlongPass It Along

The first step in transferring property is to make a plan.

By age 40, Frank and Jeannie Burton were already planning ahead for the unexpected. In 1979, just a few years into their ranching career, the New Mexico couple set up Burton Enterprises Inc. to keep their business accounts separate from their personal accounts. More >