Some Thanksgiving Items to Remember

Have a Great Thanksgiving Celebration!  Celebrate this time with family and friends and be thankful for the blessings you have received.                 Thanksgiving Food Safety Tips Check out these Thanksgiving Tips and make sure your celebration is a fun and safe one! How the Thanksgiving Holiday has Evolved

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Turnaround Time – Soil Testing

The cool temperatures and wet conditions in September delayed harvesting by a couple of weeks this fall. As a result, many growers harvested fields in a shortened amount of time. In addition, the weather turned unseasonably warmer and drier. At this point in the Omaha area, I can only remember three times when the low temperatures have

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Soil Testing – Why?

If you are looking for a good read on soil testing, please consider reading this simple, 2-page article. Soil Testing is worth the Effort – by Lee Reich The best part of this article is the second page on the topic of Nitrogen.

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Some Halloween Safety Tips

Have a Happy and Safe Halloween today! Halloween should be a fun time of dressing up sharing the night with family and friends, but it is also critical to be safe. The following news story highlights some important tips to help insure a safe Halloween experience. I thought these tips warranted sharing them with as

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Halloween Candy – Calorie Content

Check ou this article. You might want to think a little bit before popping those mini-size candies in your mouth. We’ve Unwrapped the Calorie Counts of Your Favorite Halloween Candy by JENNY SUGAR, October 17, 2016 I can remember eating more than one bag of M&Ms thinking that these little bags barely had enough candies in

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Fall Soil Season

Earlier this morning we received our daily shipment of soils from one of our carriers. This fall, Midwest Laboratories has introduced a new soil box that is reinforced for heavier weights. The new boxes are eco-friendly, no white coloring as our previous boxes. In addition, the boxes are much stronger and will not break with

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Are GMO’s in Food Safe for My Family?

If you are wondering about the health and safety of eating foods containing GMOs, get the facts. The following article, Is it safe for my family to eat GMO foods?  by Ruth MacDonald PhD, September 26, 2016 really speaks volumes. Here is one section of this article. So how do GMOs end up in food? You

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Reusable Water Bottles and Bacteria

If you have not read this article, Which Is Dirtier: Your Reusable Water Bottle or a Toilet Seat? by HILLARY EATON Last Updated: Sep 23, 2016 you really should. It is an interesting article and it really drives home the point that reusable water containers should be cleaned periodically. I also like how the article lists different

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Harvest Map 2016

Harvesting has begun in some areas of the country. If you want to follow the harvest figures check out these maps for corn and soybeans at AgWeb. These pages provide information about location and yield in different locations across the country. AgWeb Corn Harvest Map AgWeb Soybean Harvest Map In addition, I really like the

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Pet Treat Testing Package

The Pet Treat Package is a very popular analysis package for people looking to sell pet treats in the marketplace or online. Many people wonder where to start when it comes to analysis.  The recommended place to start is the BASIC TREAT PACKAGE – $30 Analysis Includes: Moisture Crude Protein Fat (acid hydrolysis) Crude Fiber

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