Columnist says the new farm bill does not justify the time and work it took.
In this second installment of Why farming changed the way I eat, Ivory Harlow shares the ways farming tuned her into the natural cycle of seasons, localized her eating, and terminated her food waste.
Grain prices have slowly worked higher on the Chicago Board of Trade, but it remains to be seen if we can continue to firm up prices.
Back in December, I described an invasion of snowy owls from the arctic to temperate latitudes. Hundreds of these impressive white birds have been reported from the east coast to Minnesota. I suspect that never have so many birders seen a rare life bird in such a short time span. Similar habitats Because snowy owls […]
“A horse gallops with its lungs, perseveres with its heart, and wins with its character.” — Tessio All of my life, I realize now that I totally misunderstood one extremely important part of horsemanship, and perhaps life in general. Now that the light has been cast upon my misconception, everything makes much more sense. Maybe, […]
When I was a kid I’d hear some of the older farmers in the neighborhood talk of planting something by the dark of the moon, while other crops must be sown in the light of the moon. My own father and grandfather didn’t mention such requirements for farming operations so I never learned the ins […]
Ohio’s coyotes are everywhere, as in of the state’s 88 counties, according to Jamey Emmert, of the Division of Wildlife, who suggested that although the state has seen the number of coyotes increase rapidly in recent years, their numbers have seemed to have leveled off. But Ohio isn’t the only state with more than enough […]
That screaming sound you heard should not alarm anyone but me and my pants. After a really successful 2013 where I ate healthier than ever, felt better than ever, and dropped 35 pounds of chub (mostly from my extra chin and midriff), I stepped onto a scale to discover that 10 of those pounds had […]
This loan program was initially set up as both a direct and a guaranteed loan program. For fiscal year 2014 Congress has only funded the guaranteed conservation loan program.
This year’s colder-than-usual weather reinforces the need to be prepared.
The farm bill may be settled, but the process was ugly.
As the Super Bowl Groundhog Day approaches … think about the Bill Murray movie. … Are you stuck in a negative loop? Could you improve and make things right?
Corn has gotten back toward the top of the trading range it has been in for the last two months, but that is about it.
Adolescents can be significantly influenced by factors in their homes, schools and communities. And 4-H participation can be a huge difference-maker.
Once upon a time, not so long ago, I was a vegetarian. Then I became a farmer, and it completely changed my food attitude.
Urban farms are filling vacant lots, growing as rooftop gardens, and sprouting in streetside flowerboxes. Creative and resourceful city farming methods put-to-use in the country can increase farm yields, productivity and profit. Urban farming techniques can help country farmers optimize space, micromanage renewable resources, and market products direct.
Rev. George A. Hazlett shares his final thoughts just prior to his death Jan. 18, 2014. Rev. Hazlett was 74.
This material is the result of some of that inspiration that we all get on occasion. As usual, I’m not sure just what happened to start this train of thought, but the topic is one that comes up in the Old Iron business quite often, as well as many other pursuits. Original price or value […]
With the polar vortex still fresh on our minds, it almost seems silly to discuss nesting birds. But the nesting season begins in January for bald eagles and great horned owls. An egg was laid in an eagle nest on the campus of Berry College in Georgia, Jan. 14. And in Pittsburgh a pair of […]
“The journey through life is brightened and enlightened by those who travel at least part of it on horseback.” —Anonymous Part Three Ponies, my friend Cindy explained to me just yesterday, have two gears. The first gear, she said, is known as a filling-loosening trot; second, a flat-out gallop. “Wait,” I said. “What is that […]