Archive for October, 2013


Birding help: Walks, mentors, Cornell Web site, “Birding by Ear” discs may help beginners

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Every year, just as spring migration begins, I get letters from readers who have decided to learn to identify birds by ear. “Where do I begin?” they ask. Start with what you know. Though you may not know the names of the most common singers, you undoubtedly have heard at least ten species many times. […]

FSA’s guaranteed loan program assists farmers, agricultural lenders

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Hello again, friends; The Farm Service Agency has a guaranteed loan program available to assist farmers and agricultural lenders. The guaranteed loans are made by a commercial lender such as a bank, savings and loan, or Farm Credit. The Farm Service Agency provides the guarantee to the lender, not the borrower. The lender makes and […]

R & P Republic tractors highlight early ag manufacturing

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

As everybody knows, there were many, many manufacturers who tried their hand at building tractors back when the world was young. Most of these didn’t last long; their early demise was caused by competition, poor design, lack of reliability, high cost, lack of working capital or bad economic times. Republic Many of the early automobile […]

So what is a conservation district, and what can it do for me?

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

What is a soil and water conservation district? For the life of me, I can’t come up with a simple answer.

Strickland signs Livestock Care Standards Board legislation

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

COLUMBUS — Ohio Governor Ted Strickland signed the legislation making the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board a reality March 31. State Representative Allan Sayre sponsored the bill, which creates the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board and establishes the terms of office for the 13 members of the board. Bill is now law The bill, which […]

The secret life of garden soil

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Soil is alive. Much more than a prop to hold up your plants, healthy soil is a jungle of voracious creatures eating and pooping and reproducing their way toward soil fertility. A single teaspoon (1 gram) of rich garden soil can hold up to 1 billion bacteria, several yards of fungal filaments, […]

Time will tell: farmers say they plan on record soybean crop

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Corn and soybean acreage increases is being planned in many states across the United States.

Pennsylvania official defines harvest season year-round to help farmers

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Pa. farmers may get break in transportation laws.

Ag/Dairy Days fill Pa. farmers with inspiration and ideas for the future

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Northwestern Pa. farmers look for ideas on how to financially recover from 2009.

Ohio creates Center of Excellence in agriculture, food and bioproducts

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

COLUMBUS — Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland and Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor Eric D. Fingerhut unveiled the creation of a new Center of Excellence in Agriculture, Food Production and Bioproducts March 30 at The Ohio State University’s Food Industry Center in Columbus.


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