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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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If You’re Tired of the Same Old Crop… Updated

🕔11:38, 6.Sep 2017

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to grow something other than corn or soybeans?  Well there are some pretty lucrative options if you’re willing to give it a try.  First, let’s do a little math… The Department

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A Symbol of Hope

🕔16:40, 22.Aug 2017

Rainbows have been associated with myth and folklore throughout history and still captivate people today.  How many of these interesting facts about this weather-related event do you know: Rainbows can only appear directly opposite the sun. Rainbows have seven colors.  Remember

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Handy Harvest Tips

🕔13:41, 26.Jun 2017

We are still a few weeks away from harvest here in the Midwest, but for many of you, it’s right around the corner.  It always helps to have some resources that will improve your chances for a successful harvest and

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The Season is Here! Updated

🕔09:54, 2.Nov 2016

I’m not talking about planting or harvest, but I am talking about a season that many people wait and prepare for for months – hunting season.  In the Midwest, whitetail deer are common, and many hunters will put up their stands

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Prison Farms – In or Out?

🕔08:36, 8.Jun 2016

Prison farms seem to be an enigma, and their purpose and success from one extreme to another has been analyzed and debated for many reasons.  As an example, South Carolina has three major farming operations.  At one, inmates grow vegetables

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The Girl is Back!

🕔08:10, 2.Mar 2016

For years (I’ve seen records back to the 1950s), weathermen have analyzed and tracked two very distinct weather patterns – El Niño and La Niña.  But I personally have never been able to keep the two straight in my mind.  As

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Changing the Cycles of Farming

🕔12:18, 3.Feb 2016

Feeding the world’s anticipated 9-12 billion people (in less than 90 years) – with issues of degraded soil and soil erosion in the mix – has been on the minds of folks for a long time.  Many professionals are looking at

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Get Ready, Set Your Combine, GO! Updated

🕔14:35, 21.Jul 2015

For the average Joe, the harvest process might look pretty simple.  Get in the combine, take the crop off the field, dump it in a cart or truck, haul it back to the farm or the local elevator.  Done.  But

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