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Poisonous plants: What’s the risk to livestock?

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Every year I get questions from livestock owners regarding poisonous plants; either for identification or for information on how to manage around a known poisonous plant.

Grain marketing: Planting Progress not dead

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

USDA’s June 8 Planting Progress report says soybean planting still lags history. This has some traders saying that all the bean acres will never be planted.

Flowers add meaning and symbolism to the garden

Friday, June 5, 2015

Floriography is an intriguing study for those interested in how a flower’s characteristics, history and traditional uses give it symbolic meaning.

Commentary: Water quality is a muddy issue

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Improving nutrient management — whether by voluntary measures or by forced regulation — isn’t cheap. But it’s a muddy mess farmers can’t ignore, says Editor Susan Crowell in this commentary.

American exceptionalism — except for what farmers grow

Thursday, June 4, 2015

In the chaos that surrounded Congress leaving Washington, D.C. for a flag-waving Memorial Day holiday, your House Ag Committee found time May 20 to vote to kill Country of Origin Labeling, or COOL, for beef, pork and chicken sold in the U.S.

Lead ammo’s days could be numbered

Thursday, June 4, 2015

It may have been slow in coming, but change is in the air for hunters, shooters and even fishermen.

A tale of two sisters and snakes

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Based solely on my own experience, I suspect most people hate snakes.

How Russia saved Oliver, and vice versa

Thursday, June 4, 2015

A chapter from The Romance of the Reaper.

Foundry patterns still valuable to collect

Thursday, June 4, 2015

The show season is well underway for 2015 with some of the early and well known shows in the past, or upcoming. Since I have not been to many I have not seen much machinery to expound upon. I mentioned earlier that there are more engines to play with than previously, due to some engines […]

Harrison SWCD hits 70 years in conservation education, service

Thursday, June 4, 2015

The SWCD’s mission statement is “to promote stewardship by providing education and technical assistance to cooperators for the conservation of our natural resources.”


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