Nevada teenagers are encouraged to apply to be ‘Pollin Ambassadors’

Teens interested in learning more about pollinators and getting hands-on experience in developing pollinators can apply to become a “Nevada 4-H Pollinator Ambassador” through a new program starting at the University of Nevada, Reno Extension. The University of Nevada, Reno Extension, part of the National 4-H Pollinator Habitat Program, in partnership with the National 4-H … Read more

Increase access to food to expand behind federal funds; The non-profit will use $413K to build a new barn

Published: 1/3/2023 8:22:25 PM Updated: 1/3/2023 8:21:36 PM NORTHAMPTON – Federal funding for $413,000 will help Food Grow Northampton, a nonprofit organization focused on sustainable agriculture and food justice, to build a barn, add new farms and provide additional community gardens on a 121-acre parcel in Florence. “(The barn) serves all the farmers on the … Read more

Ticketing for Sydney Nye fireworks as Labor promises to make the event free

In the foreground, people sit on the grassy embankment overlooking the water and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

New South Wales Labor If he wins the 2023 election, he will be allowed to watch Sydney’s New Year’s Eve fireworks for free from vantage points on the harbourfront. Main points: Labor said making all viewing areas free would make New Year’s Eve more accessible. The prime minister said the idea is shameful In 2011, … Read more

McLeod County Fair Celebrates 150 Years – August 18-21

Grover Cleveland was in the White House. Ransom E. Olds founded the Olds Motor Vehicle Company in Lansing, Michigan, and Thomas Edison was granted a patent for the Kinetoscope, the first film projector, all in 1897. The year marks the 25th anniversary of the McLeod County Fair in Hutchinson. Held September 15-17, 1897. A month … Read more

Find Eve, a robot fruit picker who came here to ‘solve a big problem’

Winter has arrived and apples in Ardmona have been picked for the season, but wait for a row reserved for Eve. Highlights: Robotic fruit picks have been accelerated by the federal government for business This robot picks fruit on its own and picks fruit next harvest. Farmers hope it will help solve a chronic labor … Read more

Texas melon, cantalope quality up, reduces production

According to Texas Agricultural Extension Service experts, Texas watermelon producers have exceptional fruit quality but have a relatively low yield between budget-breaking costs and stagnant market prices. Watermelon production was on the rise, and cantalope and honey production was in full swing in the Rio Grande Valley. Watermelon and cantaloup harvesting begins in Winter Garden … Read more

Smaller availability, higher transportation costs have increased the price of soda.

TIFTON – Soda prices, including packages for UGA-bred turfgrass species, will be higher this year for homeowners and landscaping owners. The low stock of some species, coupled with supply chain and worsening economic pressures on international affairs, is pushing for a carefully grazed lawn price this spring. Depending on the type of grass you choose, … Read more

It is important to plan ahead for a successful renovation.

Improvements are significant. Homeowners should consider a number of variables before starting any project. Although planning may take some time, it is important to make sure that the renovation project is completed successfully. Consider these early-stage planning indicators to help you get any work done smoothly. Determine your motivation to renew Renovation projects often involve … Read more

Input costs need a ‘sharp lead’ to evaluate agricultural practices

STILLWATER, Okla. – Rising fuel and fertilizer prices are a major threat to agricultural producers. High prices of grain and livestock do not turn into profits Input costs keep farmers and ranchers in the red. Need a farmer’s checkbook screenshot? A.D. As of December 2021, the US Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service estimates an … Read more