Day trips for gardeners

Day trips for gardeners

One big challenge for gardeners is to visualize how plants will look when they grow up. Having a good mental picture of a mature perennial, shrub or t...

January 29th, 2019 |  


The secret to college success? Video games

College students need to play more video games. Seriously.New research shows that gaming actually improves cognitive and social skills. It’s one...

January 25th, 2019 |  


What is a market-based approach to water quality?

Last month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a joint letter encouraging market-ba...

January 25th, 2019 |  



We all knew the Nelsons’ home

We all knew the Nelsons’ home

For as long as I can remember, I have had a small lamp hooked over top of the headboard of my bed. It is a treasured reading companion — a compa...

January 23rd, 2019 |  


I’ll take a pass on passwords

I’ll take a pass on passwords

The computer revolution is nearing its end.I predict that in a few short years, the invention that has revolutionized the ways in which we live our li...

January 23rd, 2019 |  


Mail order plants — dreams in an envelope?

Mail order plants — dreams in an envelope?

Whoever said “hope springs eternal in the human breast” must have been talking about the mail-order plant business. On dreary winter days ...

January 21st, 2019 |  


Abuse of ag trade aid costs US taxpayers

In 2018, President Trump pledged $12 billion to provide direct aid to corn, cotton, dairy, hog, sorghum, soybean and wheat producers. Through the Mark...

January 21st, 2019 |  


Foreign aid, adjust and repair

Between 1948 and 2011 the United States gave Egypt 71.6 billion dollars in bilateral military and economic aid.Our Senate last August passed a new bil...

January 17th, 2019 |  


Ending the government shutdown

Ending the government shutdown

The President must immediately reopen the government, so workers can get back on the job earning a paycheck and serving Ohioans.Right now, 6,569 Ohio ...

January 17th, 2019 |  


USDA broadband initiative provides hope

Rural communities are increasingly depending on hi-speed internet to complete an education and talk to their doctors. Meanwhile, connecting to broadba...

January 16th, 2019 |