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  • Prolong the life of decorative pumpkins, gourds and squash in five simple steps

  • Miracle Max grain market moves lower

  • How to harvest, process and store black walnuts

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Grain harvest window closes again

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

U.S. grain prices continue to anticipate a huge harvest by going lower. We keep hoping the bottom is in on the charts, but then we slip lower.

Prolong the life of decorative pumpkins, gourds and squash in five simple steps

Friday, September 26, 2014

Whether you grow your own or purchase pumpkins, gourds and squash at market, these five preservation steps make autumn ornamentals last longer.

Ask FSA Andy about marketing loans during fall harvest

Thursday, September 25, 2014

As you harvest your crops this fall, keep in mind that you can obtain marketing loans through our office that enable you to obtain cash to operate while you are holding onto your crop for future marketing opportunities or for feeding.

Playing cat and mouse

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Ah fall. The season when all of nature attempts to move indoors.

Concept of conservation: Oaks and Acorns

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The concept of conservation, using resources sustainably over time, is relatively new.

One for the record books: Best bucks in Ohio

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Ohio deer season, the time of year that every serious hunter awaits with baited breath — whatever that is.

Death leaves hole in the heart of many

Thursday, September 25, 2014

A collection of black 3-ring binders given to me by my Dad reveal a glimpse of a grandmother I never met.

Nothing ever stays the same

Thursday, September 25, 2014

A few years back, Patty Loveless had a popular country song that told of three sad events in a woman’s life, and each time, her Mama comforted her and said “life’s about changing, nothing ever stays the same.”

Slouching toward Election Day

Thursday, September 25, 2014

There are facts on which the world operates and there are facts on which politics operate. Spoiler alert: The two are not the same.

The Erie Canal in New York — from folly to fame

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Traveling in this country during the 16th and 17th centuries was difficult in the extreme.

Miracle Max grain market moves lower

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The grain market is just “mostly dead.” We still have the race to find out what the average crop is. If we have over-estimated the size, prices will stabilize. If the huge crop is really rolling in, the worst is still ahead of us.

How to harvest, process and store black walnuts

Friday, September 19, 2014

Black walnuts are the most prolific native nut tree in Farm and Dairy’s circulation area. Unfortunately, most of their delicious free nutmeat drops to waste because people don’t know how to harvest, process and store black walnuts.

A sinking boat can happen to anyone, anytime

Thursday, September 18, 2014

It isn’t hard to sink a fishing craft or recreational boat. In fact, sometimes it takes no effort at all.

Grandma Helen’s goal was to provide education, and students can’t learn when hungry

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Grandma Helen knew the importance of nutrition and good education.

Stay educated as water quality issues, programs unfold

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Water quality is a big deal, and you need to stay up to date on the developments.

Cattle carcass data can contain surprises

Thursday, September 18, 2014

“It made me mad!” That’s what a Montana rancher told me when talking about the first carcass data he ever got back. “I got tired of trying to sell them. I wasn’t willing to accept generic price when I thought I had something better,” he said. “I soon learned.” Those first calves graded 20 percent […]

Spring pasture renovation begins in fall

Thursday, September 18, 2014

A reminder to improve next year’s pasture … right now.

Are monarch butterflies on the rebound?

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Some promising sings for monarchs.

Pricing standing corn for silage harvest

Thursday, September 18, 2014

If it’s late summer it’s time to talk about pricing a corn crop standing in the field for corn silage.

Market Monitor: Ugly transitional year defines market

Thursday, September 18, 2014

For the last month traders, processors, and farmers have been frozen by our limbo market, wondering how low we can go.

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