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Make Spraying a Specialty

🕔16:28, 1.May 2018

The act of spraying in its most basic terms involves using chemicals to rid your fields of pests.  But in this day and age when issues of cost control and potential damage from drift loom large, it’s important to make spraying a

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A Valentine’s Day Story

🕔09:31, 21.Feb 2018

Because this holiday is still fresh in our minds, I’m going to tell a Valentine’s Day story that, although completely imaginary, may ring true for a lot of you.  I’ve also added a twist, so read on: Ah yes, February 14th.  You’ve been making

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Take the Cold Quiz

🕔12:25, 8.Jan 2018

To those of us living in the Midwest, it’s business as usual.  But to many others across the U.S., the recent cold temps seem to be a harsh reminder of Mother Nature’s show of strength and dominance over the human race. 

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The Final Episode

🕔10:37, 10.Jul 2017

Retirement.  A radical idea first proposed to the German parliament in 1881 by Otto von Bismarck outlining government-run financial support for older members of society.  In those days, people simply did not retire.  If they lived, they probably worked on a

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To Burn or Not to Burn…

🕔16:19, 1.May 2017

As I read about the massive wildfires that burned across the high plains back in March of this year, I thought about the part that burning has played in agriculture since very early times.  My research brought me to different

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Weathering the Times

🕔13:31, 3.Apr 2017

What image comes to mind when you picture a weathervane?  I would expect that most of you see the directional arrows indicating north, south, east and west, topped with something ornate perched on an arrow.  This upper piece of the

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La Niña? Maybe-Maybe Not Updated

🕔09:49, 16.Nov 2016

Back in March of this year, I posted an article the explained the differences between El Niño and La Niña.  If you want a refresher on these two weather patterns, I found another short video that explains the effects of El Niño

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Farmers and Technology – Bigger and Better

🕔15:12, 16.Mar 2016

A Farm Journal Media survey in February of 2015 reported that the majority of farmers are already using smartphones and tablet computers.  This usage has been steadily climbing since 2009, and based on the responses by the 1,023 survey participants,

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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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