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Skunk People

🕔13:06, 16.Oct 2018

Hmmm.  While that’s a new term for me, the subject it refers to is quite familiar.  Jolene Brown, speaker, author, farmer, and champion for the people of agriculture uses this term to describe those people who live their lives dumping negative

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Expiration Exasperation

🕔13:03, 16.Oct 2018

  The 2018 Farm Bill expired on September 30th, but what exactly does this mean?  This massive and complex  piece of legislation is like a huge bundle of dozens of different programs rather than a single bill and not all

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Ag Women and Their Health Needs

🕔14:59, 3.Oct 2018

The USDA says that even though a third of all American farmers are women, their safety and health needs are being overlooked.  In an effort to focus on these issues, a free webinar entitled “Optimizing the Health of the Female

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Reducing the Trade War Pain Updated

🕔08:35, 21.Sep 2018

On September 4th, the USDA began executing plans regarding the Agriculture Trade Retaliation Mitigation Package to help farmers who are suffering losses due to international tariffs.  The following USDA departments will assist in this implementation: USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA):  will administer

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Distraction Attraction Updated

🕔11:11, 20.Sep 2018

Three years ago I ran across a video done by Summers Farm in Frederick MD and wrote about one of their attractions that they open up to the public (http://titanoutletstore.com/be-a-maze-ing/).  Their 2015 corn maze featured Taylor Swift (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yni-11FtyD4).  Because Saturday is

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From Past to Present Updated

🕔15:10, 4.Sep 2018

  The development of steam power  is what starts tractor history, and in 1849 when M. Archambault & Company of Philadelphia made the first farm steam engine, newspaper man Horace Greeley wrote the following: The time must be at hand

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Farm Demographics Destiny

🕔15:06, 4.Sep 2018

It’s no secret… The results of the most recent census published by the USDA show continual downturns compared to the previous data collected.  Here are some comparisons between the 2012 and 2007 census results:     The only bright spot in this information

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Agriculture and the Classroom Updated

🕔11:05, 21.Aug 2018

If you haven’t done so already, many of you will soon be sending your children back to school.  Growing up, field trips used to be a common method of enhancing a student’s learning experience, but with today’s financial constraints and liability

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Tractor TLC

🕔11:05, 21.Aug 2018

It’s harvest time.  Some of you have finished, others are still in the thick of things.  It may be tempting to simply park that combine and tractor once you’re finished so you can put your feet up and get some

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