Brian Barth, Author at Modern Farmer
In Praise of Preppers

Hoarding food and supplies has suddenly become mainstream. But as any prepper—one whose lifestyle revolves around... (more)

Brian Barth
April 4, 2020
How to Plant a Fruit Tree

When planting a lettuce or pansy seedling, you just scoop open a hole, plop it... (more)

Brian Barth
February 24, 2020
Fruit Trees in the Nude

We typically think of spring as prime planting season, but when it comes to deciduous... (more)

Brian Barth
February 23, 2020
5 Weird Things Fishermen Have Caught

In late January, the fishing world had perhaps its most viral moment ever when Nataliia... (more)

Brian Barth
February 22, 2020
Stoner Crime, WOTUS, POTUS, and More: Your February Food News Round-Up

The intersections of food, farming, politics and criminal minds never ceases to produce intrigue. Here’s... (more)

Brian Barth
February 18, 2020
Shrimpers vs. Sea Turtles: The War Continues

Just before Christmas, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration quietly posted a notice on its... (more)

Brian Barth
January 27, 2020
The Modern Farmer Guide to Ice Fishing

Walleye, perch, sturgeon, lake trout: These are among the cold-water species prized by ice fishing... (more)

Brian Barth
January 26, 2020
5 Times Fishermen Became Eco-Pirates

Commercial fishermen have often been painted as a callous bunch. And to an extent, the... (more)

Brian Barth
January 25, 2020
Commune Comeback, Bear Farm Brouhaha, and an OG Hustler: Your January Food...

Who said agriculture was dull? This month’s round-up overflows with crime, intrigue, and hippies. Are... (more)

Brian Barth
January 20, 2020
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