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Equine opine

Uuuugh…horses. I have a daughter who enjoys occasional horse rides, but she has an aunt with horses (which is just fine with me). Yes, I can see and understand the appeal. Horses are beautiful, graceful, powerful and really nice to observe grazing in pastures from afar — as long as …

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2018-2019 State FFA Officers and photo highlights

State FFA Sentinel: Mallary Caudill, West Liberty Salem State FFA Reporter: Bailey Eberhart, Harrison Central State FFA Treasurer: Kalyn Strahley, Paulding State FFA Secretary: Gretchen Lee, Pettisville State FFA Vice President: Holly McClay, Fredericktown State FFA President: Kolesen McCoy, Global Impact STEM Academy State Vice Presidents – At Large: Austin …

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Establishing a safety culture

By Matt Reese When it gets hot out, safety glasses, gloves and long sleeves may not be comfortable. And it can be really frustrating on a busy day to make sure to take the time for locking out a machine. Prioritizing safety is not always easy or pleasant. “I have …

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Soil is more valuable than gold

In terms of civilization, it is more valuable than gold. The soil is the foundation for food and stability required for organized, structured society. Without good, productive soils, everything else starts to erode away. The loss of productive soil is a sad tale that shows up over and over throughout …

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The war begins at planting

By John Brien, AgriGold agronomist Upon planting a seed into the medium called the soil, one could assume that it is tucked into a warm and inviting environment, where nothing bad can happen to it. If a grower had that assumption, they would be WRONG! When a grower plants a …

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Dairy prices reflect production increases

The April Dairy Market Report is now available. The U.S. average all-milk price lost a total of $2.80 per cwt. in three roughly equal drops from November 2017 through this past February. Total U.S. milk production was up by 1.6%  from a year earlier during the three months of December …

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