Wednesday, November 25, 2015
corn kernels and dollar bills

Corn, soybeans, and wheat are just a few of the crops available for a program called Marketing Assistance Loans.
American farmer cartoon

October 1939: Poland was desperately fighting the German Wehrmacht in the west and the Red Army in the east, vestiges of the Great Depression lingered in this country, FDR was well into his 2nd term as President and your author was in his second month of 1st grade at Court School, a one-roomed frame building in western Pennsylvania.
dollar sign and chart

According to U.S. Department of Agriculture data, this year's 36 percent fall in net farm income is the biggest drop since the bad year of 1983.
corn silage

So for the feeding program on the farm, it's the time of the year when we need to do a checkup on the corn silage.
crow perched on post

Several times each year I'm pleasantly surprised when I get a letter or email from a reader asking how to attract more crows. Such letters make me smile.
boats in marina

Sorry guys and gals, but we are just hours away from the kind of cold weather that can damage outboard and I/O power boats. Act soon or face the consequences next spring.

Farm accidents hit home for rural families.
wheatfield closeup

Now that we are moving into fall harvest it's time to make the decision of which fields will get winter wheat planted.

Too many farms don’t have reliable systems in place to capture numbers that can help their bottom line. And sometimes, all it takes to track those numbers are 30 seconds, says OSU Extension Specialist Dianne Shoemaker.
chicken and beef stock in jars

Bone broth is traditionally thought of as a healing food for body recovery. Learn the difference between stock and broth, and discover homemade recipes for homemade bone beef stock and chicken stock, plus tips for safe canning.