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No Stove & No Dishes

This is for all you ‘meat and potato’ eaters out there. One of my favorite meals is pork chops (of course), fried potatoes and green beans. Not having air conditioning, or a dishwasher for that matter, I have to get creative in the summer, making meals that don’t require the stove. One day while craving this meal I came up with a way to enjoy it on the grill. I love to make things in foil packets. Not only is it an all-in-one meal, but my dishwasher, Zach greatly appreciates the night off too 🙂

I recently shared the recipe on Good Day Columbus on Fox 28 in Columbus as part of their $10 Tuesday’s where I’m challenged to make a meal for a family of four that is under $10.

Also check out the step-by-step photo instructions for the Pork Chop Potato Foil Packet meal on my blog Heather’s Helpings.… Continue reading

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No Stove & No Dishes

This is for all you ‘meat and potato’ eaters out there. One of my favorite meals is pork chops (of course), fried potatoes and green beans. Not having air conditioning, or a dishwasher for that matter, I have to get creative in the summer, making meals that don’t require the stove. One day while craving this meal I came up with a way to enjoy it on the grill. I love to make things in foil packets. Not only is it an all-in-one meal, but my dishwasher, Zach greatly appreciates the night off too 🙂

I recently shared the recipe on Good Day Columbus on Fox 28 in Columbus as part of their $10 Tuesday’s where I’m challenged to make a meal for a family of four that is under $10.

Also check out the step-by-step photo instructions for the Pork Chop Potato Foil Packet meal on my blog Heather’s Helpings.… Continue reading

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'Farmcation' in Iowa

My husband, Zach and I both love to drive around and look at farms. We appreciate a well kept farm and a good field of corn. For as long a I can remember Zach has wanted to go to Iowa. We’ve both visited the state before, but just flew in for work. When his work brought him to Iowa this time, he thought it was the perfect opportunity for us to extend the visit and make a vacation out of it.

In the vacation negotiation a stop in Chicago was agreed upon so I could spend time in one of my favorite spots, the Magnificent Mile on Michigan Avenue. It’s one of the shopping wonders of the world. I’m not sure this could have been a more unusual trip. Downtown Chicago one day, the middle of nowhere, Iowa, the next.

I had no idea the state had so many dirt roads.… Continue reading

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‘Farmcation’ in Iowa

My husband, Zach and I both love to drive around and look at farms. We appreciate a well kept farm and a good field of corn. For as long a I can remember Zach has wanted to go to Iowa. We’ve both visited the state before, but just flew in for work. When his work brought him to Iowa this time, he thought it was the perfect opportunity for us to extend the visit and make a vacation out of it.

In the vacation negotiation a stop in Chicago was agreed upon so I could spend time in one of my favorite spots, the Magnificent Mile on Michigan Avenue. It’s one of the shopping wonders of the world. I’m not sure this could have been a more unusual trip. Downtown Chicago one day, the middle of nowhere, Iowa, the next.

I had no idea the state had so many dirt roads.… Continue reading

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Field Crop Day Offers Latest in Crop Management

Western bean cutworm, corn fertility and Phytophthora seed treatments are just a few of the topics being featured at the Ohio State University Northwest Agricultural Research Station Field Crops Day on July 29 in Custar.

The program, free and open to the public, will run from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) Northwest Agricultural Research Station is located at 4240 Range Line Road, Custar, Ohio.

Speakers at the event will include OARDC and Ohio State University Extension plant pathologist, Anne Dorrance; OSU Extension educator Bruce Clevenger; OARDC and OSU Extension fertility specialist Robert Mullen; and OSU Extension and OARDC entomologist Ron Hammond.

Pesticide re-certification and certified crop adviser credits are available.

For more information, contact Frank Thayer at   419-257-2060  419-257-2060 , or e-mail thayer.8@osu.edu.

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Soybean Rust Confirmed in Southern U.S.

Soybean rust has been reported on soybeans in the southern United States for the first time this year, but it’s unlikely that Ohio soybean growers will have to worry about the disease this growing season.

“The first find of soybean rust was reported in Texas on June 10, on the border with Mexico. Current predictions for other southern states is that they won’t begin to detect it for another 4 weeks at the earliest because of unfavorable weather conditions for the disease to spread,” said Anne Dorrance, an Ohio State University Extension plant pathologist with the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center. “As a result, for Ohio, we are at a very low risk for soybean rust to develop this season.”

Soybean rust has not yet been reported in Ohio. Last year was the closest it came to the state, with detections in Kentucky in early September, followed a month later on late-planted soybeans in southern Indiana.… Continue reading

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Digital Dale June 10th

Good Morning Everyone……

The dollar was down , the crude was up and no new export news to drive the markets.

Corn

July $ 3.38 1/4 1

Sept. $ 3.47 1

Soybeans

July $ 9.43 1/2 12 1/2

August $ 9.20 1/2 8 1/4

Wheat

July $ 4.28 -4 1/4

Sept. $ 4.44 3/4 – 4 1/4

Cattle June $ 89.65 -.30

Hogs June $ 77.45 -.17

Milk Class III June $ 13.45 -.04

Ethanol July $ 1.56 .002

OVERNIGHT

Corn

July $ 3.38 – 1/4

December $ $3.58 – 1/

Soybeans

July $ 9.42 – 1/2

November $ 8.96 3/4 1/4

Wheat

July $ 4.29 1

Sept. $ 4.45 3/4 1

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HEAD SCAB IN WHEAT

Towards the end of last week and so far this week, I have been in numerous wheat fields all over the state of Ohio, from as far south as Chillicothee to as far north as Defiance.… Continue reading

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Digital Dale June 9th

Good Morning Everyone……

The Markets talked mainly about the developing crop and it potential.

Corn

July $ 3.37 1/4 1 1/2

Sept. $ 3.46 1

Soybeans

July $ 931 – 4

August $ 9.12 1/4 – 5 1/2

Wheat

July $ 4.32 1/4 unch

Sept. $ $4.49 – 1/4

Cattle June $ 89.95 .15

Hogs June $ 77.62 -.15

Milk Class III June $ 13.49 unch

Ethanol July $ 1.55 .001

OVERNIGHT

Corn

July $ 3.36 1/2 – 3/4

December $ 3.55 3/4 – 3/4

Soybeans

July $ 9.26 1/4 – 4 3/4

November $ *.88 1/4 – 6

Wheat

July $ 4.33 1/4 1

Sept. $ 4.50 1

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Ohio Department of Agriculture Launches Third Annual Photography Contest

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (June 8, 2010) – The Ohio Department of Agriculture announced its third annual photo contest. Participants will have until Dec. 31, 2010, to capture their personal interpretation of this year’s theme “Life of a Farmer.”… Continue reading

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