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.
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.
“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 an example why we should never underestimate extinction.
’Tis the season when most public schools begin a new academic year.
A breakdown of why the leaves change this time of year.
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.
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.
Fifty years ago, on Sept. 3, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Wilderness Act of 1964.
Consumer concerns over GMOs are not going away.
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.
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.
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.
Rash of recent car accidents is a reminder to talk about safety.
Back to school. The very notion conjures up visions of autumn and plaid and crisp apples for the teacher.
Every farm owner, every homeowner, every consumer, plays a role in water conservation and protection.
In August everyone enjoys eating summer’s garden harvest, especially water and muskmelons. But they are likely spitting those valuable seeds into the trash. Saving seed is a wise economic and environmental choice and it’s easier than you think
Recently, here in Monroe County, Ohio, there were two fatal farming accidents within a week of each other.
Let us all take a moment to remember Summer 2014. That was a great day.