AMY'S RANCH SLANTS Women I Admire: #4 Amy Poehler, comedianne
Since I am drawn to good comedies, whats funny in movies, shows, and personalities, and am inspired by other peoples humor (especially comediennes), Amy Poehler is another woman I admire. I turn to di... Posted on 1/19/12 at 8:00 PM
A Canadian bill that would give seed companies more control of the crops they develop should also encourage them to invest in the domestic production of new grain varieties, Canadian Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz says.
“There are four basic ingredients to life — and three of them are right here in this jar,” said soil conservation technician Jeff Norby, as he held up the aforementioned jar before a group of about 25 students Monday afternoon.
Valley City, N.D. - The North Dakota Winter Show turns 75 this year, and the agribusiness extravaganza is marking the milestone with special events.
The winter show officially starts Tuesday and runs through March 11.
Q: We planted 10 Black Hills spruce trees this spring. Most are doing very well, but three have several brown and brittle branches with no needles. My husband had the sprinkler system on for 2½ hours tonight and watered the trees three days ago for about an hour. I think they are being extremely overwatered, which is killing them.
Lidgerwood uncle-and-nephew team’s equipment upgrade gets attention
Lidgerwood, N.D. - Ken Frolek has worked on a lot of cars in his 40 years in the auto body and used car sales business.
But there was one project he always wanted to tackle: motorizing a manure spreader.
Q: I have severe pine needle scale on my spruce trees. Today, I noticed the males were in flight, so I’m guessing this is the second generation for the season. Is it too late for a systemic drench application? What product is the most potent systemic to use? There seems to be several brand names with different active ingredients. I have access to professional-grade chemicals.
Q: Earlier this summer, I picked up some maple seeds in the park and planted them in wooden boxes. Now I have little saplings. Winter will be approaching soon, and I’m not quite sure what to do with the little guys.
FARGO – Checking grocery store ads, planning menus, making a grocery list and using coupons are ways to serve nutritious, inexpensive meals.
The average American eats out four to five times a week, and the U.S. has five fast-food restaurants for every supermarket.
Dear Dr. Fox: I have two dogs. The older female had a growth removed from her leg, and the other one (male) checks that spot every morning when they get up. They sleep on the sofa together. It seems like he’s checking up on her because he knows she’s had a problem.
Do animals play doctor, or is it just curiosity because she may smell different?
During the past 17 days, we traveled to North Carolina and Mississippi to be with two families with five and three grandchildren, respectively. As a part of one of the trips, my wife and I rented a car and drove from North Carolina to Washington, D.C., to give a tour of the nation’s capital to twin 10-year-old grandchildren.
“I think the chili peppers burned the skin off my lips,” I mumbled after I finished my enchilada. With skinless lips, it’s hard to say b’s and p’s.
OK, I’m exaggerating a little. We were dining in an authentic Mexican restaurant in New Mexico. My entree was a little spicier than the foods we are served in the Midwest.
Zoltar the Fortune Teller is the coin-operated machine in the movie “Big” that changed Tom Hanks’ character into a grown-up. The publicity from the movie created a market for the machine, and copies were made in the 1960s and ’70s. Coin-operated fortune-telling machines were popular at amusement parks and penny arcades in the 1930s and after.
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department will continue to advise the Agriculture Department on the USDA Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration’s rewrite of the rule governing the Packers and Stockyards Act, outgoing Assistant Attorney General Christine Varney said July 12.
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