I own a 110CL in 30-06 and a 11GL in 7mm-08. Both rifles are not the prettiest out there and after being out hunting with me are definitely not going to win any beauty contests. They both shoot accurately and have have not given me any problems.
I think you'd be hard pressed to find a bad rifle today! The thing to concider is will it do well what you want it to do? A rifle that works great in the praires does not always make a good mountain rifle. And a good mountain rifle may not be the best woods rifle. And it's the rifle itself I'm talking about here, chambering can be a lot of different things and still be fine.
As stated in most forums concerning Savage rifles, it will shoot and it wont look like you spent a thousand dollars on it. Any rifle that you can shoot accurately and comfortably is a "good rifle". Brand name and caliber are all a personal choice and you will be just fine with a Savage.
Let me start off by saying I am not a farmer.
I am a deer hunter and I do own a tractor and have all of the equipment - but that does not make you a farmer any more than standing in the garage makes you a car - well, you get the picture!
Having said that - and with most of my ineptitude fairly well hidden - I do think that buckwheat is one of the most under rated cover crops out there.
I say cover crop because I see mixed results as it relates to the deer eating the plants.