Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Autumn produces a surplus of geomagnetic storms - almost twice the annual average - and that means there's lots of excitement in the night sky.

Farmers who purchase tractors or other equipment, livestock, or vehicles or who decide to invest in new farm buildings this year may be able to take an additional 30 percent first year depreciation deduction on their taxes for 2002.

Guggisberg Cheese Company of Charm, Ohio, squeaked into first place to win the overall grand champion cheesemaker honor for 2002.

The Toaster Collector Association will convene to buy, sell, trade and exchange ideas on toasters Oct. 11-12 in Richmond, Va.

Northwest Pa. turkey breeder Bill Yockey focuses on rare, or heritage, breed turkeys.

The use of barley straw has become more common as an alternative method for controlling excessive algae growth.

Old-fashioned Christmas in the Woods at Shaker Woods in Columbiana, Ohio, is scheduled for Oct. 12-13 and 19-20.

An Indiana reader objects to recent article that pushed pasture over forestland.

In a continued effort to expedite emergency disaster declarations in areas hit hard by adverse weather conditions, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Ann M. Veneman announced Sept. 27 that additional counties are agricultural disaster areas.

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