Wednesday, January 16, 2019
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Does anyone really understand the convoluted legal language in pipeline lease agreements? You’d better try. Here's what landowners should include to protect themselves.

Applying fertilizers to hay and pasture fields to stimulate plant growth will generally increase yields substantially.
Kale

Sunlight is critical to growing vegetables, but ensuring vegetable plants get enough sunlight can be tricky if trees, fences or structures keep your yard shady.
chestnut

Learn two different methods for successfully growing chestnut seeds from seed.
fall webworms

The fall webworm is native to North America and is common from Canada into Mexico. Learn why their webs are more noticeable during fall.

Farm and Family Living columnist Laurie Marlatt Steeb writes about her reunion, via video tribute, with wit and wisdom of "The Beverly Hillbillies."

How does a person go about finding out how old his barn is? Very carefully, say members of the Friends of the Ohio Barns in this week's column.
hay bales in field

Over the last several weeks I've received many emails and letters from readers reporting large aggregation of dragonflies, usually hovering above the grass in wet meadows and hayfields.
empty dairy barn

Too many years of poor milk prices and unpredictable markets for milk, cull cows, breeding stock, and feed have taken their toll, and more dairy farm families are agonizing over their future as milk producers.

Storing hay in a wet year requires a lot of care.
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