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Make hay when sun shines, but take steps in case weather won’t cooperate

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

How can farmers deal with making hay and getting it dry between rains? This is a challenge at times, but there are some proven techniques to speed drying that can help shorten the window between cutting and storing the forage.

We deserve truth in Conklin dairy farm animal cruelty case

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The issue of how the video from Conklin Dairy Farms came to be produced and released is rather murky. Editor Susan Crowell has more questions than answers.

True tales from the tractor seat

Thursday, May 27, 2010

In the early 1970s, I finished spraying a field, and parked the tractor at the driveway with the booms still out. Then, I forgot about it.

Is it puppy or horse love? Spring has arrived

Thursday, May 27, 2010

There were all sorts of signs. One by one these signs sort of tapped me on the shoulder, trying to get my attention. My husband has fallen in love. There seems to be nothing I can do about it. I met her, and I have to admit, I see the fascination. Young love The sweet […]

Local food important, but won’t solve nation’s nutrition disconnect

Thursday, May 27, 2010

We can’t push and prod and tout local foods without pushing nutrition education.

Seven steps to green yards, gardens

Thursday, May 27, 2010

This year, before jumping back into your usual lawn and garden practices, the soil and water conservation districts of Ohio urge you to do something different: Before reaching for that spade or sprayer, dare to try on something green.

Suppose you support reform

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Suppose the House Ag Committee asks you to come to Washington to offer your ideas on how to improve the Farm Bill for its 2012 update. Suppose you search your closet for your “new” — well, it’s new to you — white shirt and you go. Suppose you begin your testimony by stating the blindingly […]

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Hello Again! Everyone loves the color green, especially when it comes to money! If you are participating in any of the Farm Service Agency’s programs and love the green assistance we provide, make sure to complete the following: FSA producers are required to certify compliance with Adjusted Gross Income provisions to participate in our programs. […]

Breaking up with the big box stores

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Why is it that the so-called “big box” home improvement warehouses (named after the merchandise or their resemblance to big boxes, no one knows for sure) seem to rely solely on advertising their array of goods and services sold by experienced, industry professionals when, in reality, they are likely to offer neither in any great […]

Respect: Key aspect of Memorial Day

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Even though Memorial Day is not quite here, this column is better enjoyed before than after the fact. I have kept a letter from Juanita Deal of Athens, Ohio, for a year because it paints such a tender picture of what were such sweet times, before “Decoration Day” became just another holiday — an “off” […]

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