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Who really benefits from domestic deer farms?

Thursday, November 27, 2014

When hunters see a deer, they envision a big buck.

Another harsh winter? Modern forecasting, winter folklore and farmers almanacs shed light on this season’s weather

Friday, November 21, 2014

In southern Ohio we saw the first snow of the season and felt much colder temperatures. Everyone wonders, is the early winter weather ushering in another harsh winter?

Just say no to Black Friday creep: Don’t go shopping on Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 20, 2014

What is it you’re thankful for this Thanksgiving? Family and friends, or saving a buck? Resist shopping on Thanksgiving.

New grant will help Columbiana County landowners protect water quality

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Columbiana Soil and Water Conservation District has received a grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Partners Program to support landowners in protecting water quality

Hey, birders: It’s time for Project Feeder Watch

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Project FeederWatch, Cornell University’s citizen science program sponsored by the Lab of Ornithology, has begun a new season, and new volunteers are always welcome.

Polar vortex, 1; not-to-be-intimidated duck hunters, 0

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The duck hunters awoke to limited visibility as the snow flew hard in horizontal sheets. A painful wind pushed the feel-factor far into the sup-zero, frostbite region. Our determination to complete our week-long mission blew away with the 30 knot winds.

Fall forage management tips

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The leaves are falling, grain harvest is nearing completion and as we head into the winter months it’s time to give some consideration to your pastures.

Unleashing Beauty and the Beast

Thursday, November 20, 2014

I’m a dog lover who doesn’t necessarily always like dogs.

Polar vortex, 1; not-to-be-intimidated hunters, 0

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Can you spell Polar? Now add the word Vortex to it and you have Polar Vortex, something unheard of before recent extra cold weather driven by hard winds from the northern Arctic’s open-door freezer was given the tag.

‘Coincidences’ of the November election

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Things that just hapend to — well — happen!

Ask FSA Andy about farm storage and facility loans

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Farm Storage Facility Loan (FSFL) program allows producers of eligible commodities to obtain low-interest financing to build or upgrade farm storage and handling facilities.

Cash in on opportunities with farm storage, facility loans

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Opportunities to help you build your grain storage needs.

Solving those downstream dilemmas

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Columbiana County is primarily an agricultural area, and one feature that makes this county exceptional is its water.

Growing up in a world unlike today

Thursday, November 20, 2014

While many in the 1950s and ‘60s were drawn to take a turn as a wild west cowboy, many of my memories involve ‘playing house,’ my older sisters telling me what to do and say.

Hey, birders: It’s time for Project Feeder Watch

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Project FeederWatch, Cornell University’s citizen science program sponsored by the Lab of Ornithology, has begun a new season, and new volunteers are always welcome.

Grid marketing could reward your herd

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Most cattle feeders are pretty shrewd businessmen and women. They don’t just know how to run a break-even. They live and breathe them. They study profit opportunities like their future depends on them, because — especially in times like these — it does. Talk marketing with any longtime feeder, and they’re likely to tell you […]

Unsteady prices as harvest winds down

Thursday, November 20, 2014

I am remembering the traditional harvest schedule of my youth, when we hoped to have the crop in by Thanksgiving Day.

Restoring old tractors is rewarding, but costly

Thursday, November 20, 2014

I don’t claim to be “restoring” a tractor, as to me that means making it exactly as it was when new, an almost impossible undertaking unless one has unlimited funds.

Who wants to be a beekeeper? Plan spring hives now

Friday, November 14, 2014

Fall the best time to procure supplies, learn skills and build connections for thriving spring hives.

How to ID common feeder birds

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Identifying common backyard birds is relatively simple by using a step-by-step procedure.

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