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Holiday grain trading takes hit on the market

Monday, December 30, 2013

For the last couple of weeks I have been saying that only the March Planting Intentions Report from USDA can help this market. My idea has been that I don’t see bullish news anywhere on the horizon. But, I do think that farmers will like $13 soybeans better than $4 corn.

Treating icy roads with…cheese?

Friday, December 27, 2013

Wisconsin is known for producing cheese, but now the state is taking its cheese industry to the next level, it’s battling icy roads with cheese biproduct.

Tips from experts for hitting New Year’s fitness resolutions

Friday, December 27, 2013

As Americans make New Year’s resolutions to get in better shape, experts who train celebrities and top-ranked athletes offer some surprising tips for improving your health.

Prevent winter fish kills on ponds using aerators or diffusers

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Winter fish kills and oxygen depletion on ponds are particularly common on ponds with high nutrient loads, heavy aquatic vegetation prior to freezing over, and those with small surface area and shallow water depths.

Pa. governor signs bill that classifies high tunnels as ‘temporary structures’

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Pa. Gov. Tom Corbett signed into law Dec. 23 a measure introduced by Sen. Elder Vogel that ensures high tunnel greenhouses are not considered permanent structures and categorized as real estate for tax purposes.

Farms and farmhouses in the snow (Photos)

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

There’s nothing like Christmas on the farm. There’s something about seeing the contrast of the red barn with the white snow that overwhelms farm folk with nostalgia.

To all of our readers, have a happy holiday! To bring some cheer to you, we’ve found several snowy farm photos. Enjoy!

Farm and Dairy’s Twelve Days of Christmas

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

We asked our readers to send us their own version of the classic holiday song “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” We were overwhelmed by your responses! In fact, we couldn’t get the tune out of our heads when reading your versions. Here are your versions of the holiday song.

From Santa to shopping: The origins of Christmas traditions

Monday, December 23, 2013

The first traces of wrapping paper and decorations arrive in stores as early as September, transforming the holiday into a much more secular celebration than its modest Christian beginnings.

BabyCenter reveals top baby names for 2013

Friday, December 20, 2013

BabyCenter, a pregnancy and parenting digital resource, recently released the results of its annual Baby Names Survey and the Top 100 Baby Names of 2013, based on the names of 555,000 babies born in 2013 to moms registered on the BabyCenter website.

Walmart, Cargill and BIO discuss ‘sustainability’ at Ohio Grain Farmers Symposium

Thursday, December 19, 2013

There are many definitions for what it means to be “sustainable,” but there are some commonalities.

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