The Pothole Battle

This winter has been a real battle for road crews in many cities. In New York City, alone, 64,000 pothols have been filled this winter. Typically, this equates to a little over 1,000 potholes filled a day. Here is another report from a city in the northeast. People really need to drive with caution as

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California Drought effect on Agriculture

Check out this story and see how the agricultual community is feeling the hit. From crops to cattle, farmers are trying to hang on to their current livestock and fields. These people work hard to provide food for you and I. Much rain is needed in this area of the country. The sad part of

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Why your water may taste poorly and smell bitter

Check out this story and look at how a water plant in Missouri is taking steps to make the water taste better. The recent thaw brought natural runoff of soil and organic materials to the river has affected the water’s taste and smell. It is an interesting story with some helpful information regarding public drinking

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Saving Money at the Grocery Store

Let’s face it, food prices will be going up in 2014. With the current drought conditions in California and extreme shortage of water, much of our produce will be going up. In addition, cold weather has had an impact in the south an upper midwest. Meanwhile, in the center of the country, the lack of

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California Drought is affecting Almond Growers

Check out this video and see how farmers are tearing up their orchards because of a lack of water in their fields. It is a sad state of affairs for the almond industry as well as other food industires in California. I am not sure any of us could imagine pulling up trees because conditions

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AG DATA | Where to Start

After listening to a number of Ag Managers and Retailers talk about precision ag technology, it is really apparent that the technology is changing at a very rapid pace. Farmers can manage all aspects of their farms from equipment assets to production numbers from their fields. As I talk to people, I see people picking

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Cold Weather and Plant Preparation

The Soil Temperatures are extremely cold and it could take some time for proper root development to occur this spring. A check on the latest soil temperature map shows temperatures in the 20’s and 30’s where heavy snowfall has ocurred.  Where snow hasn’t fallen as much, the soil temperatures have remained in the 30’s and

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Precision Ag in 2014

Check out this video and learn more about what is important with respect to Precision Ag Technology. This industy is undergoing technology changes everyday. In addition, the data is being used to help enable growers to operate more effectively and efficiently. Some Important Points Make sure you understand the make-up of your soil. (Soil sample

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Dryscape instead of Landscape?

Check out this story. See how some California residents are taking incentive money and using it to turn their green landscaped properties to dryscaped areas. Dryscape might be a new trend in other parts of the country affected by the drought. Los Angeles Local News | FOX 11 LA KTTV Some highlights from the story:

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Cars and Salt – Protecting our Vehicles

Winter is a tough time on vehicles. Sand and salt can cause some major damage to the metal workings of our vehicles. Rust and corrosion can attack the fuel lines and cause them to leak. In addition, if salt gets in the inside of a bumper, the salt can attack the car from the inside

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