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You don’t need a root cellar to store food

Friday, October 17, 2014

Fall is the time to store the food that’s taken all year to produce. Indoor, in-place and buried container food storage systems are practical and affordable alternatives to the traditional root cellar.

“You don’t need a root cellar to store food” describes the three alternative food storage systems in detail, and offers tips for successful produce storage.

Miracles of ‘didn’t’

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The accident happened, as these things always do, simultaneously fast and oh-so-slow.

Reduce hay storage loss cheaply

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Over the years we have seen hay go from being taken to the barn loose, to small square bales put in a barn, to small round bales being made to feed right out of the baler.

Want reform? Audit, please

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Secretary of Ag Tom Vilsack threatened to impose a second beef checkoff that would double the annual, non-refundable collections of the now-$80 million federal program if members of his reform effort didn’t come to an agreement.

Some teachers are hard to forget

Thursday, October 16, 2014

If we were to ask 100 people to name a person who had a large influence in their life, I would be willing to guess that a teacher would be among one of the oft-repeated answers.

New dairy program offers protection

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The dairy industry has been the cornerstone of our local agricultural economy for decades.

Ask FSA Andy about CRP checks

Thursday, October 16, 2014

While fall harvest signifies the end of a growing season on many farms, at the Farm Service Agency it means that a new year is just beginning.

What to put in your bird feeders this coming winter

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Feeding backyard birds can be as simple or as complicated as you choose to make it.

Grain markets bob with knee-jerk report reaction

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

As usual, it is all about the reaction to the USDA reports. In this case, the market did not seem to look at the numbers the same way Monday as they did Friday.

Plant fruit this fall

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Fall may actually be a better time to establish strong roots, beat the heat and create a balanced moisture environment for new fruit plants.

Holstein calf takes sports world by storm

Thursday, October 9, 2014

“Baby Ben,” a calf born on a Pennsylvania dairy farm, has become the unofficial mascot of Pittsburgh Steelers fans everywhere.

Medina County going cover crop crazy

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Many cover crop programs, many benefits.

$1.2 billion can buy ‘access’ to Congress, but not much else

Thursday, October 9, 2014

What did individuals and political action committees believe they were buying when they contributed $755.1 million this election cycle to Republican and Democratic candidates for the U.S. House and $415.2 million to Republican and Democratic candidates to the U.S. Senate?

‘Punkin pie’: Dessert to be praised across the globe

Thursday, October 9, 2014

There are many, many pumpkin pies bought or made from scratch and served at American tables around this time of year.

Helping endangered wildlife species one stamp at a time

Thursday, October 9, 2014

With the 100th anniversary of the extinction of the passenger pigeon fresh on our minds, I’m pleased to report an easy and inexpensive way that everyone can help prevent future extinctions of wildlife by simply mailing a letter.

Let’s (not) do lunch

Thursday, October 9, 2014

You would think someone who loves eating and all things relating to food as much as I do would be nuts about lunch.

Ear corn brought back childhood memories

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Picking ear corn was an historical time.

Seriously, update your FSA yields soon!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Time of year to update your FSA yields.

Grain prices perky without good reason

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Phones are not ringing in cash grain trading offices across the Midwest, and when farmers get together, they talk about why they did not sell $4.50 corn when they had the chance.

Heating with wood: Three mistakes to avoid

Friday, October 3, 2014

With the price of fossil fuels on the rise and consumers seeking green energy alternatives, heating with wood makes sense.

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