Hancock corn crop set records

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Ohio county yield averages for 2013 corn and soybean production are out. Although they are estimates, they will be the numbers used to compare other years and to determine government and...

Why is Channel 11 ‘most accurate?’

Q: WeatheRate says Channel 11’s forecasts are “certified most accurate.” How accurate are they? What other forecasters were evaluated and how did they compare to Channel 11? — V. Daley, Findlay. A: WeatheRate...

A look at five conservation organizations

When reading “Field Notes,” you’ll often see nationally-based conservation organizations mentioned. Some are very active in our area and it’s important to know their role in preserving our outdoor heritage. •...

Severe winter may cause fish kills

Eugene Braig, Ohio State University Extension’s pond specialist, thinks this severe winter may have an effect on fish in ponds. He has reported that winter fish kills are uncommon in Ohio. However, the prolonged cold and...

Who won FHS’ last state title?

Q: Who or what was the last person or team from Findlay High School to win a state championship? — Michael J. LaRocco, Tallahassee, Fla. A: Tyler Brown won the high jump and the 400-meter dash at last year’s state track and...

Ohio makes the list of top 10 fishing spots in U.S.

Winter keeps hanging on and here’s one Midwesterner who would love to get a shot at that weather-prognosticating groundhog. Rather than frightening my wife with the idea of a woodchuck casserole, I’ll just dream of the...

Speakers, vendors, farmers to attend Conservation Tillage Conference

Farmers will have the opportunity to participate in next week’s Conservation Tillage Conference, one of the largest agricultural programs in northwestern Ohio. More than 500 farmers, consultants, industry representatives,...

Why the fractions in gas prices?

Q: Why are gasoline prices put at nine-tenths of a cent? If I bought exactly one gallon, would I get one-tenth of a cent in change? Do oil companies keep the change? — Anonymous. A: Fractional pricing, as it is called, began...
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