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Beans, beans, homegrown proteins

Friday, August 28, 2015

Beans can provide homegrown protein for individuals who want to grow their own food.

Watch your herd’s fuel (feed) economy

Friday, August 28, 2015

Milk prices are lower than they were a year ago, so marginal income over feed costs are going to be lower this year compared to last year. We really need to be managing input costs and feed efficiency on dairy farms.

Summer shows and the ‘stuff’ we accumulate

Thursday, August 27, 2015

A four-day show rarely gets four good days in a row, but the last of July/ first of August weekend brought just such good weather to us at Portersville, Pennsylvania.

Trophy Life

Thursday, August 27, 2015

I am not a trophy mom. I mean I think I’m a catch, but I’m not “into” trophies.

Nothing beats ‘summer school’

Thursday, August 27, 2015

As the simplicity of summertime bows to bus schedules, long days and short nights, it still makes me wistful after all these years.

Monarch butterfly numbers are coming back

Thursday, August 27, 2015

This summer I saw my first monarch on Aug. 1. Since then, however, I’ve seen more every day.

Everyone deserves a little mercy

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Sludge from a mine cleanup spill that turned a Colorado River orange a couple of weeks ago made the EPA a target of criticism and potential lawsuits over their handling of the cleanup efforts. The local government entities and property owners cited concerns about drawing water from the river for drinking and irrigation, not to […]

Speculators and the wheat market of 1897-98

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Joe Leiter’s story is another example of how speculators control the prices farmers receive for their products, a practice that continues today — just ask Marlin Clark.

Head to Lake Erie, the perch are biting!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Perch fishing is not as easy as it sounds.

Ask FSA Andy about growing miscanthus

Thursday, August 27, 2015

There is still government assistance to help farmers grow miscanthus.

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