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  • Just say no to Black Friday creep: Don’t go shopping on Thanksgiving

  • Hey, birders: It’s time for Project Feeder Watch

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Want to think outside of the box for Christmas? Try the soil and water conservation districts

Thursday, November 27, 2014

This Year Make Your Black Friday GREEN! Ho Ho Hold on a minute! Try as you might, there is no going back. The Thanksgiving turkey, heck, even the Halloween ghouls and goblins, will forevermore be in competition with Santa and his entourage of elves. Like a full-blown blizzard that comes suddenly and unexpectedly, burying autumn […]

Dairy margin programs: what to know

Thursday, November 27, 2014

With deadlines quickly approaching, here are some dairy program reminders.

Tips on traveling to North Dakota

Thursday, November 27, 2014

The following is from notes scribbled recently concerning a road trip to Devils Lake, North Dakota.

What you need to know about the Tree Assistance Program

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Sign-up for the Tree Assistance Program continues.

Quantitative spinning: It’s in the numbers

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Against all odds, economics, the dismal science, has become even more dismal.

Life happens, no matter our plans

Thursday, November 27, 2014

With the re-setting of the clocks to standard time comes a darkness that plays right in to the hand of the changing calendar.

Let’s invent the perfect Mom App

Thursday, November 27, 2014

I’ve had my smartphone for almost three years (that’s practically a golden anniversary in the tech world), and I have become that person who, when faced with a new challenge or task, says ‘I think I have an app for that.’

Short week may make erratic markets

Thursday, November 27, 2014

The most notable feature of this week on the Chicago Board of Trade is the lack of trading hours.

Let’s all practice farm safety

Thursday, November 27, 2014

A secure, healthy food supply is everyone’s business in the livestock world. So is the safety of farmers and farm workers producing this abundant food supply.

Who really benefits from domestic deer farms?

Thursday, November 27, 2014

When hunters see a deer, they envision a big buck.

Another harsh winter? Modern forecasting, winter folklore and farmers almanacs shed light on this season’s weather

Friday, November 21, 2014

In southern Ohio we saw the first snow of the season and felt much colder temperatures. Everyone wonders, is the early winter weather ushering in another harsh winter?

Just say no to Black Friday creep: Don’t go shopping on Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 20, 2014

What is it you’re thankful for this Thanksgiving? Family and friends, or saving a buck? Resist shopping on Thanksgiving.

New grant will help Columbiana County landowners protect water quality

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Columbiana Soil and Water Conservation District has received a grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Partners Program to support landowners in protecting water quality

Hey, birders: It’s time for Project Feeder Watch

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Project FeederWatch, Cornell University’s citizen science program sponsored by the Lab of Ornithology, has begun a new season, and new volunteers are always welcome.

Polar vortex, 1; not-to-be-intimidated duck hunters, 0

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The duck hunters awoke to limited visibility as the snow flew hard in horizontal sheets. A painful wind pushed the feel-factor far into the sup-zero, frostbite region. Our determination to complete our week-long mission blew away with the 30 knot winds.

Fall forage management tips

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The leaves are falling, grain harvest is nearing completion and as we head into the winter months it’s time to give some consideration to your pastures.

Unleashing Beauty and the Beast

Thursday, November 20, 2014

I’m a dog lover who doesn’t necessarily always like dogs.

Polar vortex, 1; not-to-be-intimidated hunters, 0

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Can you spell Polar? Now add the word Vortex to it and you have Polar Vortex, something unheard of before recent extra cold weather driven by hard winds from the northern Arctic’s open-door freezer was given the tag.

‘Coincidences’ of the November election

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Things that just hapend to — well — happen!

Ask FSA Andy about farm storage and facility loans

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Farm Storage Facility Loan (FSFL) program allows producers of eligible commodities to obtain low-interest financing to build or upgrade farm storage and handling facilities.

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