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Two words that will feed the 9 billion

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Just before this weekly effort began 21 years ago this month, its two founders, the lovely Catherine and me, compiled a list of nearly 30 words we thought its title could include. Two words, however, shouted to be in every permutation of every possible title: farm and food. The point of farming was — is […]

Dairy landscape: Back to normal

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Dairymen, expect milk prices to more or less steadily drop, starting next month.

The lure of the weather market

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Delayed planting across the country has led to a weather market, and that is dangerous for farmers and traders alike.

Keep your butts off my landscape

Thursday, May 1, 2014

By TAMMY L. JONES Did you know that cigarette butts are litter? In Ohio, as well as other states, you can be fined for throwing your cigarette butts out of your car window the same as if it were a pop can or fast food bag. A good website to visit is www.cigarettelitter.org. It lists […]

It takes a village to celebrate

Thursday, May 1, 2014

I tend to be fine with the passing of my own birthday. I don’t get overly excited about the new year and the start of another school year is usually quite exciting. I love the snap of fall air and anticipation. What gets me sentimental every time is the passing of another birthday for my […]

And the moral of the food supply is…

Thursday, May 1, 2014

By ALAN GUEBERT If you’re a regular reader of the American agricultural press you already know that the three greatest threats to U.S. farmers and ranchers are the nut-eating vegans at PETA, HSUS and Chipotle Mexican Grill. You were thinking drought, flood and low prices, right? Nope. When the apocalypse arrives, according to we in […]

Thanks to Lake Erie, boating is big in Ohio

Thursday, May 1, 2014

By MIKE TONTIMONIA Although Ohio has but one major natural lake, the Buckeye ranks high in recreational boating. Of course that one major lake is a Great Lake, and indeed, Lake Erie is obviously the most significant single draw for boaters, measured by boat registrations and economic impact. But while the waters of Lake Erie […]

A trip to the zoo might change the course of your life

Thursday, May 1, 2014

By SCOTT SHALAWAY Early childhood experiences often shape the adults we become. In my case, I remember going to the Philadelphia Zoo with my parents. I relished those times with my mom and dad and recall them fondly now. Lions, tigers, and bears were just the stuff of books, but at the zoo they became […]

Employing minors on your farm

Thursday, May 1, 2014

It’s that time of year when students are preparing for the school year to end and many are looking for a job. You may have one or more students knock on your door asking if they may work for you after school and then during those days when school is not in session. Are there […]

Saying goodbye to good neighbors

Thursday, May 1, 2014

How do you say goodbye when good neighbors move?

USDA sets date for soybean request for referendum

Thursday, May 1, 2014

USDA will offer soybean producers the opportunity to request a referendum on the Soybean Promotion and Research Order.

Pastures slow to grow but much we still can do

Thursday, May 1, 2014

After a cool, wet start to spring, here’s what graziers need to know.

Report failed crop acreage

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Hello again! With spring planting quickly approaching, the Farm Service Agency encourages farmers to report failed crop acreage that will not be brought to harvest to their Farm Service Agency office. Failed acreage must be reported to Farm Service Agency before destroying and replanting to allow time for a field check. “It is very important […]

The best bad thing

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The day Mr. Wonderful gave me a big hug and whispered in my ear “I lost my job” I did what any supportive spouse would do. I made it all about me. When my spouse was having what was inarguably one of the harder days of his life, I found it helpful to adhere to […]

Who practices what we preach?

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Use best management practices when it comes to your conservation practices.

The difference between an outfitted and guided hunts

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Neither outfitted DIY or guided game hunts promise success. If they do, be cautious.

Finding stinky roots and delicious mushrooms

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Morel season is a memorable time of year, and it’s finally here!

Comparing cash rent surveys: NASS versus land grant numbers

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Key differences between cash rent arrangements.

Wal-Mart’s organic plan could boost demand

Thursday, April 24, 2014

What will Wal-Mart’s new organic sales mean for farmers?

Farmland documentary shows the truth: Farming is not easy

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Editor Susan Crowell wants you to go to the movies. (Actually, she wants you to take a carload to the movies.) What’s playing? ‘Farmland.’

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