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Markets struggling to hold gains

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Even as producers are digging in their marketing heels, the market is actually giving back some of the gains we have seen over the last month and a half.

Keepin’ it fresh: How to store garden produce

Friday, July 10, 2015

Proper storage of produce keeps it fresh and ripe until you are ready to eat or preserve it. Storing produce in ideal conditions also improves its taste, texture and appearance.

Meet the Eastern wood-pewees

Thursday, July 9, 2015

They are among the least conspicuous birds in the deciduous forest, at least visually. Eastern wood-pewees are usually heard before they’re seen.

Some things are out of our control

Thursday, July 9, 2015

The summer haze has combined with soggy days around this part of the Farm Belt. If weeds were worth something, we all would be rolling in money.

Pondering weighty matters

Thursday, July 9, 2015

So far I really enjoy being middle aged. I know that youth is fun but wisdom is pretty great too. I know who I am. I am responsible for myself.

Clock ticking on 2016 Dairy Margin Protection Program

Thursday, July 9, 2015

The Margin Protection Program replaced the Milk Income Loss Contract program and the $9.90 minimum Class III support price programs for U.S. dairy farmers.

What makes you an expert in ag?

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Ah, blessed readers; they are heartwarming and hazardous, professional and profane, loving and loathing. Without them, I’m out of business; with them, I’m often hearing their business.

Market takes breather after move up

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

The rainy weather that has plagued farmers since the middle of May took a breather the last few days. Three or four days of sunshine and warm — but not hot — weather has perked up some corn and soybean fields.

Preserve the harvest: Food dehydration

Friday, July 3, 2015

Food dehydration is often overlooked as a method of food preservation, but it’s a super space saver and and keeps foods safe from spoilage and pests.

Marks of time

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Things change. Plans. People. Paint. We have left our marks in other ways.

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