Fall’s first frost — usually a mid-October event in my adopted central Illinois — waited until the last possible monthly moment — deep into Halloween night — to finally show winter’s white face.
Cold weather is quickly approaching and with it brings manure management concerns.
It has been said many times that the most economical way to raise cattle is in a forage system.
Folks in the latter half of the 19th century went through an unpleasant ritual along about this time of year, or probably a little earlier in Northern climes, called “putting up the parlor stove.”
When you’re looking for dad, ask your farm boy.
This conversation is about knit pants. Let me repeat that: knit pants.
Well the national election is over and you probably thought that all the advertisements and articles about elections were over!
With the big grain crops, prices do not have a good reason to improve. There are hard decisions ahead for farmers.
Fermentation is a growing trend for producing safe, easy and healthy foods and beverages.
Milk prices are still phenomenal and feed prices are far below what you were paying last year. So what am I fretting about?
It should surprise no experienced hunter or birder that wild turkeys have incredible eyesight.
It’s tough being a genetically modified organism in election season because no election passes without someone or some state slamming you for being, well, you.
It is well past time to put away the simple clothing of summer and early fall and reach for the gloves and hats and down-filled coats.
Cover crops have been around for many years in some areas; however it is rather new to others.
FSA has teamed up with OSU Extension to educate dairy producers on the new milk program called the Dairy Margin Protection Program, MPP-Dairy.
When you’re not feeling well, use some common sense.
“Don’t let your son grow up to be a cowboy,” may be wishful lyrics to a three-cord country song, and it may be a string of notes that Jon Sund’s parents danced to. But in the end, that’s exactly what Sund grew up to be, and he couldn’t be happier.
The combination of a big harvest, falling storage space and the export market are impacting the price of corn and soybeans.
The almanac warns frost is overdue. Vegetable growers are harvesting those last few warm weather crops before it’s too late.
Last week a caller to my radio show asked that I explain the word “mast.” “I’ve often heard you use the term, but I’m not sure exactly what it means,” she said. It’s a great question, especially at this time of year.