Speculation about Russian wheat exports seems to be the cause of recent price jumps in the Chicago wheat futures.
Cold weather can be rough on our feathered friends. Providing birds with food and shelter throughout the winter helps keep them happy and healthy, and lights up my otherwise dismal looking yard with color and song.
People don’t want to hear from a faceless organization, they want to hear from people they know, or “ordinary” people like them. Farmers like you. Real people.
’Tis the season to snuggle with your smartphone on the sofa.
Remember that binoculars are also an essential tool for hunters, hikers, and other outdoor enthusiasts. And I never go to a musical, play, concert, or sporting event without my bins, so this advice is good for anyone who uses binoculars.
Thanksgiving is in the rearview mirror, Christmas in the windshield and, given the glacial pace of key policy decisions awaiting resolution in Washington, D.C., it’s just another Groundhog Day out here in rural America.
The USDA has announced that nearly 2,500 applicants will receive disaster assistance through the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP) for losses suffered from Oct. 1, 2011, through Sept. 30, 2013.
One of my happiest holiday memories is now fading for me, but it is still there in an old movie-reel, lovely sort of way.
It’s that time of year when all is merry and bright and the fast pace of the world we live in slows down just enough to catch a few moments with family and friends.
Harvest numbers for the heavily anticipated day, which is typically the best day of the weeklong season, was just 17,500, down nearly 23 percent from 2013 when hunters tagged 22,619 deer.
Editor Susan Crowell shares five observations on social media and agriculture from Ryan Goodman that are worth noting — and pondering.
For all of 2015, Class III futures are currently averaging $16.51/cwt, which would put the average mailbox price in Federal Order 33 at about $18/cwt for the year.
Outdoor mushroom growing is a viable option for those who lack indoor space or wish to produce a large mushroom crop, and it’s great for intermediate growers.
With Ohio deer hunters tagging tens of thousands of deer this week comes the promise of countless venison meals in the coming months.
Every once in a while I receive a note asking about something I wrote about some time ago. This time it was a sweet email asking about how things went with the Summer of Squalor.
There is no venue more inviting for a gaggle of girls than a big old farm with a constantly changing cast of characters.
As we begin the month of December, it is great time for farmers to start to analyze their 2014 farm records.
About half a mile from the one-room school I attended was a saw mill that was owned by a farmer named Harvey Smith, and that was operated by Smith and his oldest son, Harold.
If your house is anything like ours, I am sure you have seen enough leftovers and turkey casseroles until another holiday.
As the holidays approach, it’s time to think about gifts for nature lovers on your list.