Farm Bill Expires September 30, 2013

This week the focus will be on the impending government shutdown. What many people don’t realize is that the farm bill expires today. This could not come at a worse time as crops are being harvested. The most immediate impact of the Farm Bill’s demise will come with the October shut down of programs that

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Toxins Found in City Park

Check out this story about contaminants found in the soil of some parks in Florida. This story should serve as an example of how all of us should really be aware of our surroundings and know some of the history of the land that has been developed. This historical information could help people take the

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Rebuilding Railroads in Colorado

Check out this news story of how Union Pacific is working hard to repair rail line in Colorado. Crews are working round the clock to hopefully have rail lines repaired in the next few weeks. Quary rock is being delivered by 20+ railcars a day from Wyoming to help rebuild  washed out rail lines. Picture

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Three October Lawn Tips

You have a few weeks to make a difference with your lawn this fall. Fall time, (Up to October 20, 2013 – Assuming a Frost by the end of October) is a great period of time to perform a couple of activities. Overseed – I can’t tell you what a difference this can make. A

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10 Landscape areas to consider this fall.

Check out this article, “10 Landscaping Mistakes Not to Make This Fall” I would probably rephrase the title a bit and call it, “10 Landscape areas to consider this fall”  The article has some great points and is well worth the read. Here is a list of the 10 items mentioned in the article. Don’t

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e.Coli in Flood Waters

September has brought an onslaught of heavy rains and flash floods. It should be noted that flood waters may look safe, but these little areas could be full of parasites, bacteria and e.Coli. The following news story (2010) cautions people to wade in puddles with respect to these conditions. In addition, if your well water

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Change in Octane – What is going on?

Pump labels in Nebraska and other Midwestern states are changing and the Octane levels are going down. There is a very interesting article in Ethanol Producer. Check it out. It will have an impact on our vehicles. photo credit: brutalSoCal via photopin

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Colorado Flooding 2013

The past few days have been nothing but traumatic for the central part of Colorado. Flash floods have delivered some severe devastation to the area.  It will take years to clean-up these areas and some people lost all of their belongings and possessions. Check out more in this story. The people in these areas need

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Recycling Wastewater

I came across an interesting study that makes the case for recycling wastewater to recover water for drought-stricken crops. In the Southwestern United States, dry conditions are making it increasingly hard to find enough water supply to grow crops. This particular study showed that contaminants like pharmaceuticals and raw food items were absorbed in plants,

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Water Menu Offerings

Ray’s & Stark Bar offers a 23 page water menu. You can try up to 20 different waters on their menu. Check it out here!!! I couldn’t believe this when I first saw this. Are people that particular about water? I know there can be differences, but I don’t think I could even comprehend what

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