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Right tool for the right job

I spend a lot of time in an office, but when I've got a "real" job to do, I like having the right tool.

Tractor pulls and displays a welcome summer sight

Are you ready for tractor pull season? Or how about some antique farm machinery displays?

Corn seed and lessons on substance abuse

With big topics, sometimes simple lessons teach the most.

Crop progress looking good the next few days

Today's plantings report, released at 4 p.m., should show a significant gain over last week.

Washington needs leaders who understand farming

They don't all have to be farmers, but they ought to understand and appreciate what goes on.

Is the cold spring cooling your plans?

Unlike last spring, we're 10-15 degrees cooler than normal this year. Are you concerned?

Anna Dean Farm Filled with More History than I Could Capture

If you want the whole story, take the tour on May 19. And read the books!

For too many Americans, debt begins at birth

“If you think what’s going on today is cool, you better take another look at it because you should be furious.”

My newest hunting dog is good on paper, good in the field

I searched for a dog for months, including neighboring states — even Michigan. But the one I decided on is a true Buckeye.

No story, but a good time networking at Young Ag Professionals

Reporter Chris Kick spent the weekend with Farm Bureau "YAPs" near Columbus.

Scenes from the Beef Expo

Chris Kick visited the Beef Expo in Columbus, Ohio, this weekend.

Plenty of farm jobs, few willing to do them

There's always jobs on the farm, but not always someone to do them.