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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.’

FSA provides free online news service

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Hello again! Keeping up with the times is now a little easier using the Farm Service Agency’s GovDelivery system. GovDelivery is a one-stop shop for the most up-to-date USDA program information. What’s available Through FSA’s GovDelivery electronic news service, participants can choose to receive federal farm program information by topic, state and/or county. Producers can […]

God bless this mess

Thursday, April 17, 2014

We have been living in squalor. This is not new. We do it all the time. We let one thing or another slip. An errant cup in the living room will usually gather friends. A piece of paper somehow morphs into a pile. Towels steadfastly refuse to hang up on their own no matter how […]

Coming soon to a garden near you: Hummingbirds

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The best way to attract hummingbirds is to plant native, nectar-bearing flowers.

Insight gained into world dairy markets

Thursday, April 17, 2014

More than 500 nutritionists, researchers, and farmers gathered in Ft. Wayne, Ind. this week for the twenty-third Tri-State Dairy Nutrition Conference. There was an excellent slate of speakers discussing new developments in dairy cow and calf nutrition and management. Kicking off the event was Christopher Sommer, from the International Farm Comparison Network (IFCN). Sommer and […]

We always think we’ve paid our due

Thursday, April 17, 2014

It seems, somehow, that we had a very good year last year. It’s always shocking, isn’t it, to be told just how much your hard work paid off — that you look pretty darn successful on paper — and for that, an enormous chunk of money must be handed over. Every year, we think we […]

An inventory of new rifles is on its way for fall

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Recently adopted regulations in Ohio will now allow the use of a wide variety of guns in addition to the traditional shotguns, handguns and muzzle loaders

Keep your yard green and water clean

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The recent surge of long-awaited warm weather has brought some of us back to a long-lost, yet oh so familiar place…our yard! In the weeks ahead, we will joyfully watch spring bring our yard back to life. This sacred space surrounding our home hopefully brings feelings of comfort, relaxation, pride and security. Whether we are […]

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