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Fall Maintenance for Irrigation

🕔10:29, 15.Nov 2018

Now that fields are bare after your harvest, it’s a good time to do a little maintenance on your irrigation equipment.  Steve Melvin (University of Nebraska) says a key performance check that is often missed  is sizing up a pivot’s

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Thankful

🕔10:22, 15.Nov 2018

If you haven’t already finished your harvest, I’m hoping you’re getting very close.  This is the time of year when activities on the farm take a slower pace, giving folks time to review and reflect on the season past.  In just

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Daylight Saving Time Ends

🕔14:10, 30.Oct 2018

Not forever of course – just for this year.  The time change many of us made this past spring has been quite a contentious subject over the years, dating back to when Benjamin Franklin playfully advocated laws  in 1874 that pressured

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Are you Storing Your Grain?

🕔13:46, 30.Oct 2018

  The current markets may dictate that storing your grain is the prudent thing to do, and many farmers are positioned to handle this aspect of their operations.  Some basic tips for long-term grain storage are: Preparing grain bins by

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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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