Archive for January, 2015

Cyber Monday: Learn how to save money on tech purchases

Saturday, November 30, 2013

onsumers line up for the latest incarnation of a smartphone or must-have gaming system, but just because a gadget is the current must-have item does not mean consumers have to overpay for it.

Consumer spending muted impact of govt. shutdown

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Positive retail sales numbers in the month of October point to a good holiday sales season ahead. According to the National Retail Federation, October retail sales, excluding automobiles, gas stations and restaurants, increased 2.5 percent seasonally adjusted over September.

Increased shipping volume expected this holiday season

Friday, November 29, 2013

The U.S. Postal Service kicked off the holiday season today with its improved Priority Mail products and new Gingerbread Houses Forever stamps.

Ohio’s hunters get more prime hunting time when deer-gun season opens

Friday, November 29, 2013

Deer-gun season, one of Ohio’s most revered hunting traditions, begins Dec. 2, with 30 more minutes of prime hunting time each day, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Ohio’s deer-gun season is open through Dec. 8.

RFS cuts would stymie biofuels growth

Friday, November 29, 2013

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s new plan to reduce the required amount of biofuels to be produced in 2014 by 2.94 billion gallons would reduce incentive for biofuels growth, Purdue University energy policy specialist Wally Tyner said.

Penn State economists: Loss of middle wage jobs widens income gap in Pa.

Friday, November 29, 2013

From 2001 to 2011, the Pennsylvania workforce underwent a marked shift from higher-paying to lower-paying jobs, a trend that could have serious implications for the state’s economy, according to a new report by economists in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences.

Love and faith gone underground

Thursday, November 28, 2013

I think that some of life’s best moments happen underground. So many of us have fond memories of memorable moments spent in the church basement. The celebration of birth, life, death (or just the feeling of death by committee) and democracy carried out in an environment redolent of a pleasant mustiness and Pine-Sol© mixed with […]

Some fall forage management tips to try

Thursday, November 28, 2013

It’s hard to believe we’ve nearly reached the end of November! The leaves are falling, grain harvest is nearing completion, and it’s time to give some consideration to your pastures as we head into the cold winter months. Pastures provide an excellent source of feed for livestock and they must be managed for optimum quality […]

Push the pencil now so you are prepared

Thursday, November 28, 2013

During the next month, I will be on the road across Ohio helping to teach the OSU Income Tax Schools. These workshops help teach tax professionals about the latest changes to the IRS tax codes. Today, I would like to remind farmers to push the numbers with their pencil to determine their potential tax liability […]

Get to the bottom of your pet’s ear problems

Thursday, November 28, 2013

URBANA, Ill. — Head-shaking, scratching at the ears, and a foul smell are common signs that an ear infection is brewing. According to Dr. Amelia White, a veterinary dermatology resident at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in Urbana, ear infections are usually caused by an underlying problem, so “it is important to […]

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