Miss Nancy and I, along with my little sister B.G. Theiss who is visiting from North Carolina, enjoyed the afternoon at the Farm and Dairy’s recent 100th Anniversary open house at the Salem Community Center.
Fall is the time to store the food that’s taken all year to produce. Indoor, in-place and buried container food storage systems are practical and affordable alternatives to the traditional root cellar.
“You don’t need a root cellar to store food” describes the three alternative food storage systems in detail, and offers tips for successful produce storage.
The accident happened, as these things always do, simultaneously fast and oh-so-slow.
Over the years we have seen hay go from being taken to the barn loose, to small square bales put in a barn, to small round bales being made to feed right out of the baler.
Secretary of Ag Tom Vilsack threatened to impose a second beef checkoff that would double the annual, non-refundable collections of the now-$80 million federal program if members of his reform effort didn’t come to an agreement.
If we were to ask 100 people to name a person who had a large influence in their life, I would be willing to guess that a teacher would be among one of the oft-repeated answers.
The dairy industry has been the cornerstone of our local agricultural economy for decades.
While fall harvest signifies the end of a growing season on many farms, at the Farm Service Agency it means that a new year is just beginning.
Feeding backyard birds can be as simple or as complicated as you choose to make it.
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.
Fall may actually be a better time to establish strong roots, beat the heat and create a balanced moisture environment for new fruit plants.
“Baby Ben,” a calf born on a Pennsylvania dairy farm, has become the unofficial mascot of Pittsburgh Steelers fans everywhere.
Many cover crop programs, many benefits.
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?
There are many, many pumpkin pies bought or made from scratch and served at American tables around this time of year.
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.
You would think someone who loves eating and all things relating to food as much as I do would be nuts about lunch.
Picking ear corn was an historical time.
Time of year to update your FSA yields.
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.