Historical American Farming Newspapers Online

Over 35% of American families were involved in agriculture in the late 19th century. It is down to less than 5% today and certainly higher than 35% prior to 1899. Obviously, the stories of farmers and their families were recorded in local and county newspapers. As researchers, we also need to look to Farming newspapers to find our ancestors.
Farming and ranching had specialty newspapers throughout the country, whether they be advertising-oriented, journals, or just informing readers about the science of agriculture and new methods and tools to enhance the farmer’s ability to grow more and better crops.
The list by state is below. Please note that I have excluded subscription databases from the list below.
(December 2020; recently added links are in BOLD)

Alabama

Arizona

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

Florida 

Georgia

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming  

Good luck finding articles about your farming ancestors!

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