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Can we graze stream corridors without damaging the environment?

Thursday, September 11, 2014

There has been much discussion over the past several years about whether livestock should be completely excluded from grazing along stream banks, partially excluded, or whether it makes a difference in the water quality.

Pheasant hunting numbers down in South Dakota

Thursday, September 11, 2014

There is good news and bad news coming out of South Dakota, the nation’s honey hole for pheasant hunting.

What can I plant now?

Friday, September 5, 2014

The most common misconception about fall vegetable production is that you need a hoop or green house to do it.

Attention: Pistol packing women fashion show planned in September

Thursday, September 4, 2014

With an increasing growing number of females choosing to carry a handgun for personal and family safety it was only a matter of time until someone recognized the need for specially designed women’s clothing to comfortably conceal and a weapon.

Call farming like it is: slaughtering, drugs, herbicides and manure

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Columnist says farmers need to stop sugarcoating what they do.

Fall announcements include a job opening, FSR tickets

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Lots to announce at harvest season.

Market Monitor: This has been a strange summer

Thursday, September 4, 2014

This has been the summer of worrying about maturing crops, of enjoying the rains that were filling the soybeans and struggling to bale hay without getting it rained on three times.

John Fowler and his legendary steam company

Thursday, September 4, 2014

I have written a couple other recent articles on the steam engine companies of England and since I am a dedicated Anglopile, that is not too unusual.

Farm life soothes with tedium, richness

Thursday, September 4, 2014

“Whenever I have worked on farms, I have found my thoughts drifting back to the early agricultural parables, perhaps because the very nature of manual work leaves one’s mind open to unhampered thinking, and perhaps because many farm chores today are remarkably unremoved from farm chores thousands of years old — shoveling out irrigation canals […]

Passenger pigeons are gone, for better and for worse

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Passenger pigeons are an example why we should never underestimate extinction.

I still don’t know what I want to be

Thursday, September 4, 2014

’Tis the season when most public schools begin a new academic year.

Science behind the changing leaves

Thursday, September 4, 2014

A breakdown of why the leaves change this time of year.

Cover crops for farm and garden

Friday, August 29, 2014

As a bountiful harvest empties our fields and gardens, and fills our wheelbarrows and pickup beds with fresh fruits and veggies, growers wonder what to do with the newly vacant space.

Ask FSA Andy about USDA letters

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Farm Service Agency is in the process of implementing new programs that were passed in the Agricultural Act of 2014 or better known as the 2014 Farm Bill.

Preservation: The Wilderness Act of 1964 marks 50 years

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Fifty years ago, on Sept. 3, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Wilderness Act of 1964.

Twenty years later, the GMO fight goes on

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Consumer concerns over GMOs are not going away.

The Whippet: More than just an old automobile

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Folks often ask how I think of stuff to write about, and while I sometimes really have to scratch to come up with a subject, especially when a deadline is breathing down my neck, things I see in my travels often trigger a memory that leads to an idea for a story.

DIY homemade duck decoys can do the trick

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Duck hunters looking for a way to add a little spice to their sport may want to try crafting a decoy or two to their gear bag.

A strong voice is not always musical

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Soil and water conservation districts in each of Ohio’s counties need board members who are dedicated to agriculture’s success and natural resource conservation.

Remember to talk about safety, on the road and in the field

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Rash of recent car accidents is a reminder to talk about safety.

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