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What’s With the Worms?

🕔14:38, 20.Mar 2017

There are more than 180 earthworm species found in the U.S. and Canada, and around 6,000 species worldwide.  Of the 180 species, 60 are invasive, and that includes the night crawler.  One might think that these animals have been around forever, but

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Rich Farmer Rumors

🕔14:37, 20.Mar 2017

Some people, even those close to the industry, can drive by farms and farmland and think to themselves or say to others that those farmers are rolling in the dough.  I guess that’s human nature – to make a determination based

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Corn Row Spacings – The Good and Bad

🕔08:59, 8.Mar 2017

Gone are the days when a farmer spaced his row crops to accommodate farm animals that pulled the equipment.  Today, the most important decisions for corn row spacing are corn product selection and plant population; and researchers continue to compare

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Be the Seed When It Comes to Your Planter

🕔08:55, 8.Mar 2017

Have any of you ever “become” the person or thing you’re trying to analyze in an attempt to gain perspective?  Well Dave Brennan, guest blogger for Case IH recommends thinking like the seed for which you’re prepping your planter.  Doing

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Women Supporting Ag are NWHF Inductees Updated

🕔10:10, 22.Feb 2017

As I read about the accomplishments by women who’ve been inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame, I was amazed and filled with admiration for these individuals that rose above challenges and moved forward to bring positive change to this world.

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The Endangered Bumble Bee

🕔10:09, 22.Feb 2017

What’s the big deal, right?  Well, bumble bees are the most important pollinators of crops such as blueberries, cranberries, and clover and almost the only insect pollinators of tomatoes.  They are more effective pollinators than honey bees for some crops

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Farming: Where It’s Been and Where It’s Going

🕔10:08, 22.Feb 2017

  Al Kluis , writing for Successful Farming, reminds everyone that in order to move forward in agriculture, you need to look back and learn from the ups and downs.  Here’s a recap of the last five decades: 1970s: Farm prices

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Farmers and Valentine’s Day -Love All Around Updated

🕔11:50, 8.Feb 2017

Just in case some of you may have forgotten, next Tuesday is Valentine’s Day.  You know what that means, right?  Well, as much as it may pain you to buy or do something for that special someone in your life,

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Training Farm Animals-For What?

🕔10:27, 8.Feb 2017

How many of you older adults remember going to fairs or attractions and paying a small fee to see a farm animal perform?  I was still young when this type of entertainment was prominent, but I’ve seen historical video on

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