As you can see from the wide variety of weather Ohio experiences in a seven-month period, one may want to consider some type of coverage on their crops that they invest their time and money into planting.
Relaxing in a hammock with a good book is a great way to relax on a warm summer afternoon. Here are a few titles that have recently caught my eye.
The 17th Annual Texas Longhorn show was staged July 19 at the Wayne County Fairgrounds in Wooster, Ohio.
Summertime memories of being a kid on the farm.
The Obama administration is hoping a new rural development fund will lure new investors and investments in rural regions.
Hello Again! Change is inevitable. Change is good. Change is a necessity. These phrases may seem like profound words of wisdom, but seriously we all know change occurs. The only constant regarding change that I know of, is when I slam my Tundra truck door, that change (coins) flies out of my ashtray in the […]
I consider myself an “expert” on parenting on par with my “expertise” in machine gunnery or quantum physics.
From my Looking Back Department, comes this glimpse of farming in July of 1938 (I was almost five years old), as recorded in the pages of Successful Farming magazine. On the cover is a color photograph of a straw-hatted and bib overall clad farmer in front of his Farmall F-20 tractor enjoying a tin cupful […]
Countryside Conservancy is giving specialty crop growers a chance to improve their business practices with three webinars by veteran farmer and consultant Chris Blanchard.
If I would ask the question, “what are living trees good for,” I would probably get a large response.
The Ohio Department of Agriculture is sponsoring a collection for farmers wishing to dispose of unwanted pesticides at two locations in coming weeks.
Ohio State Professor Emeritus Mo Saif is one of 15 individuals appointed to serve on the board of the newly created Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research.
Opening day for Lake Erie Perch is today, regardless of when today is because every day is the best day to go “perching.” While fall is the best time to get a box full of really big fish, any other time is good enough. Lake Erie and Yellow Perch To be sure, Erie’s big stuff […]
If most Americans followed commodity prices as blindly as they follow the Kardashians, the national dinner menu might well feature bushels of cheaper-by-the-day grains and teaspoons of record-priced pork, beef, poultry and fish.
Grain prices have mostly continued lower the last week, although wheat shows signs of a bottom and the soybeans have had erratic trading that seems like indecision day-traders taking profits.
Outdoor magazines are good for kids, and adults.
Deer are active in the summer, and enjoyable to watch, from a safe distance.
As we enter the thick of summer I find my kids, now teens, going in many different directions. Gone are the long hours spent blowing bubbles on the porch, sticky Popsicle drips and sandbox sand. These are the days of “Mom can I go / meet / do?” and “Mom I’ve got to work until […]
The Class III price moved from $24.31 in April to $22.57 in May followed by $21.36 in June.