Almanac: Stock up on firewood, sweaters, hot cocoa

If you enjoyed last winter’s bitter temperatures and snow, the Farmer’s Almanac has good news for you: “The winter of 2014″”15 will see below-normal temperatures for about three-quarters of the nation,...

3 events celebrate agriculture

You have a great opportunity to participate in several agricultural events in the last weeks of summer. One can choose traditional family fun at the Hancock County Fair, be dazzled by the latest in farm and food technology at Farm...

How did settlers pay for land in Ohio?

Q: How much did the first Ohio immigrants pay for government land? Could they request specific areas? — Jeannette Trout, Upper Sandusky. A: At first, many white settlers were allowed to squat or to stake claims on Indian lands,...

Where does conservation funding come from?

As an ally of conservation, it’s important to know where funding originates, how it’s allocated and spent, and reasons for proposed changes. In Ohio, the Division of Wildlife is our most reliable source of wildlife and...

Insects, diseases can still harm beans

Soybeans have responded quite well to recent rains and moderate temperatures. Another timely rain in the latter part of August, and a continuation of moderate temperatures, should provide for above-average yields in many soybean...

What’s up with traffic light on Bigelow?

Q: Will Findlay install traffic-actuated signals at Bigelow Avenue and North Main Street? With the timed signal, you wait forever. It was one of the best-controlled intersections, but all was lost when they repaved North Main. Good job...

Father and daughter make unique find during canoe ride

Every kid will have stories about their summer vacation, but Michigan’s 10-year-old Sonja Mohele’s may be hard to beat. It started last April as she and her father, David, were taking a canoe ride on a lake in Benzie...

Farm ‘custom rates’ on the rise

By ED LENTZ Farmers may hire someone else to complete some or all of the work that needs to be done. There are many reasons for hiring the work out: lack of special equipment, lack of expertise, lack of time, or lack of labor. For...
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