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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

A lifelong love of animals sparked by aardvarks

By JIM ABRAMS You never know what will trigger a kid into deciding the path to follow into the future. The beginning of...

3 big events: Hancock County Fair, barn tour, Farm Science Review

By ED LENTZ Prior to harvest, the agriculture community has many activities for the public to enjoy. One can choose traditional family fun...

Exploring the majesty of dove fields

By JIM ABRAMS Before Ohio had a dove season, I had the occasion to visit Mississippi, where these hunts have a long tradition....

Some weeds toxic to livestock

By Ed Lentz Farmers and individuals who have grazing animals on pasture have to take extra caution during extended dry periods. Common forage species often go...

Clubs fight to preserve nature

By JIM ABRAMS The gathering of gatherers is a tradition that's been around since the first hunters set out on their search for...

Corn needs a good rain shower

By Ed Lentz One of the corn production scenarios that agronomists least like is a wet spring followed by a hotter and drier-than-normal July and...

Nightfall’s natural mysteries are the best nature has to offer

By JIM ABRAMS As a teen growing up in rural Ohio, I spent a lot of my time practicing the fine art of...

Cropland values, cash rents both declining in area counties

By Ed Lentz Each year, the Ohio State University Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics completes a survey to estimate current and future trends...

Smokey failed forest fire efforts

By JIM ABRAMS Wildfires can be started by a variety of sources, including human carelessness, accident or arson, but Mother Nature occasionally sets...

Keep viburnum leaf beetle in check

By ED LENTZ It has been four years since the first viburnum leaf beetle was found in Hancock County. This invasive insect has the ability...
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