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Grain markets bob with knee-jerk report reaction

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

As usual, it is all about the reaction to the USDA reports. In this case, the market did not seem to look at the numbers the same way Monday as they did Friday.

Plant fruit this fall

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Fall may actually be a better time to establish strong roots, beat the heat and create a balanced moisture environment for new fruit plants.

Holstein calf takes sports world by storm

Thursday, October 9, 2014

“Baby Ben,” a calf born on a Pennsylvania dairy farm, has become the unofficial mascot of Pittsburgh Steelers fans everywhere.

Medina County going cover crop crazy

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Many cover crop programs, many benefits.

$1.2 billion can buy ‘access’ to Congress, but not much else

Thursday, October 9, 2014

What did individuals and political action committees believe they were buying when they contributed $755.1 million this election cycle to Republican and Democratic candidates for the U.S. House and $415.2 million to Republican and Democratic candidates to the U.S. Senate?

‘Punkin pie’: Dessert to be praised across the globe

Thursday, October 9, 2014

There are many, many pumpkin pies bought or made from scratch and served at American tables around this time of year.

Helping endangered wildlife species one stamp at a time

Thursday, October 9, 2014

With the 100th anniversary of the extinction of the passenger pigeon fresh on our minds, I’m pleased to report an easy and inexpensive way that everyone can help prevent future extinctions of wildlife by simply mailing a letter.

Let’s (not) do lunch

Thursday, October 9, 2014

You would think someone who loves eating and all things relating to food as much as I do would be nuts about lunch.

Ear corn brought back childhood memories

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Picking ear corn was an historical time.

Seriously, update your FSA yields soon!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Time of year to update your FSA yields.

Grain prices perky without good reason

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Phones are not ringing in cash grain trading offices across the Midwest, and when farmers get together, they talk about why they did not sell $4.50 corn when they had the chance.

Heating with wood: Three mistakes to avoid

Friday, October 3, 2014

With the price of fossil fuels on the rise and consumers seeking green energy alternatives, heating with wood makes sense.

Carry on the good, let go of past

Thursday, October 2, 2014

The Cherokee have a saying that harkens the lovely spirit of each ancestor during the birth of a baby, hoping to carry forward the commendable in those gone before us, while letting go of the human shortcomings each carried through this life.

Parenthood principle

Thursday, October 2, 2014

I like about writing for public consumption. This is opposed to, say, how I started out which was just forcing these missives on my grandmothers who are contractually obligated to find me fascinating.

Annuals offer perennial advantange

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Fall is a critical season for the perennial pasture plant.

Are you prepared for an emergency?

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Be prepared, “before” an emergency happens.

Who knows … where big money goes?

Thursday, October 2, 2014

If only we knew … where the money went.

Next time, hire a vet

Thursday, October 2, 2014

With the high value of today’s livestock, you can afford to hire a veterinarian.

Still no upside to feeding deer

Thursday, October 2, 2014

While well-intentioned, feeding deer corn is still not advisable.

As deer season approaches, time to look at numbers

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Even if you don’t hunt, Ohioans have a good chance of getting, or “hitting” a deer.

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