Rural Lifestyle

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Tennessee: Multi-State Agricultural Task Force Stops Thieves

A multi-state task force created to combat the theft of farming equipment now has the State of Tennessee to help win the fight. With the support of Te...
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Consider prescribed burning throughout the year

For most prescribed fire practitioners in the Southern Great Plains, burns are conducted during winter and early spring (December to March). This burn...
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Determine land area and distance with your smartphone

How big is that pasture? How long is this fence line? How far is it to the nearest water point? All of these questions and more can be answered using ...
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UT Soil, Plant and Pest Center Upgrades Services, Adds Convenience

Farmers, landscapers and home gardeners all across the state often rely on anecdotal evidence to determine if their soils are acidic or have a high or...
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Real Christmas trees: A growing trend

While some spent Thanksgiving weekend Black Friday shopping, others went Christmas tree shopping.   During its opening weekend, Wonderland Tree F...
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Christmas cactus: The holiday favorite with an identity crisis

Many cacti sold as Christmas cactus may actually be Thanksgiving cactus in disguise. University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein s...
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Urban Legend: Poinsettias get undeserved reputation as poisonous

Do not put poinsettia on your naughty list just yet. This Christmas favorite has an undeserved rap for being poisonous, said University of Missouri Ex...
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Missouri: Woman dairy farmer carries on family tradition

The sun is setting on the well-worn path to the dairy barn where Michelle Eilenstine milks cows. She travels the familiar path twice a day, seven days...
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Arkansas: ANRC accepting grant workplans for nonpoint source pollution (NPS) management projects

The Arkansas Natural Resources Commission (ANRC) will be accepting grant workplans for nonpoint source pollution (NPS) management projects until the c...
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Gardeners: Ounce of prevention in fall is best medicine for garden success in spring

Ben Franklin’s adage of “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” could be gardeners’ theme song for November. Gardeners should close ...