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Lots of weather, but no good grain price news

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Soybeans are poised to go below $9, and that is the lowest price in a long time. Barring a turn to poor weather, beans will get cheaper, says grain merchandiser Marlin Clark.

Water your vegetable garden for optimal performance

Friday, May 22, 2015

Watering the garden seems simple enough, but irrigation is something most gardeners get wrong.

Alan Guebert’s new book binds us to land of milk and Uncle Honey

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Columnist Alan Guebert’s new book shares stories, photographs, and memories of the culture of American agriculture 50 years ago.

Ask FSA Andy before you mow that CRP ground

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Hello Again! As you read this, Memorial Day is right around the corner, welcoming THE “official start of the summer season.” Maybe you will celebrate the day with a barbecue and a visit to the cemetery. Maybe you will attend a parade or maybe you will spend it in the seat of a tractor trying […]

Of early tractor companies, few survived

Thursday, May 21, 2015

In the early days, tractor companies were abundant, but only a few had what it took to survive.

Triple threat

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The good(ish) news is that GirlWonder is learning to drive! This is probably just a defense mechanism since we keep leaving her places.

Looking for summer books? Shalaway offers outdoor reading choices

Thursday, May 21, 2015

If the book buying bug bites you as summer approaches, here are some timely titles suitable for this time of year.

Fishing records continue to be set

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Fishing records only hold for so long, before a new record is set.

Beef: You can’t control the cook, but you can decide the quality

Thursday, May 21, 2015

You can make sure the beef buyers have a ready supply of consistent, high-quality, tasty and tender product to choose from. Several years’ worth of decisions on your farm or ranch all culminate in that moment.

Of early tractor companies, few survived

Thursday, May 21, 2015

During the years of World War I and after, at least until the severe agricultural depression of 1921, tractor manufacturers and wannabes, as well as not a few charlatans who only hoped to sell stock in non-existent tractor companies, were thick on the ground, especially in the Midwest.

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