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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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Hemp Crop Climbing Higher

🕔17:43, 17.Jul 2018

I wrote about marijuana and industrial hemp about four years ago ( and learned a lot about this rapidly expanding crop.  Today, 36 states have legalized hemp cultivation to varying degrees, with the first commercial planting occurring in 2013 when

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Farming on Mars….Really?

🕔11:56, 14.Nov 2017

We’re not sure who actually discovered it, but people have been watching this planet since before the year 1500.  I’ve read that Mars is a terrestrial planet, meaning it is “of, on, or relating to the earth”, but in many

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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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Cuba: What’s Going to Happen? Updated

🕔15:31, 20.Apr 2015

Mainland Cuba’s total land area at 42,426 square miles is about the size of Tennessee, and its population makes up about .16% of the total world population with about 265 people per square mile.  Most of its geographic features are

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Bats – NOT Seeing Them Should Scare Us!

🕔13:55, 21.Oct 2014

Ever heard of the phrase “Bats in the belfrey”?  It’s an antiquated term for insanity or madness and while some people I know may associate me with that phrase, belfrey is actually the top of a bell tower on a church, where

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Hay Talk: Controlling Pasture Flies Updated

🕔08:09, 16.May 2012

Learn how to control nuisance flies on your cattle operation.

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Local Ag News Roundup – February 28th Edition (Coyotes, Corn, and Critters – plus 1 more)

🕔16:32, 28.Feb 2011

You’d think with this much snow on the ground in the Red River Valley of North Dakota and Minnesota we wouldn’t have much to talk about as far as farm news goes – we’re at least weeks, if not a

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