That tradition may serve well when the somber day falls in mid-April or later, but this year the odds are against the gardener.
Union County Extension Director Stanley Wise remembers advising an Alcorn County farmer years back against planting three acres of tomatoes on March 29. (more…)
Dentists Haven’t Read the Studies
Preface: This post doesn’t discuss any conspiracy theories. It simply presents a scientific review of the studies by mainstream sources on fluoride.
Why do dentists push fluoride, even though an overwhelming number of scientific studies conclude that cavity levels are falling worldwide … even in countries which don’t fluoridate water? (more…)
If you’re like many gardeners, you have never tried growing your own plants from seed. Or, if you have tried, maybe your seedlings didn’t resemble those you see at the garden center each spring, and you’re wondering how you can do better. Rest assured, starting your own seedlings is fun, easy, and well worthwhile. For seed-starting success, follow this simple plan. (more…)
"Big Agriculture flexes its muscle," says the headline in Politico.
Ag writer David Rogers then lists the ways:
Congress holds the purse strings, but who holds Congress these days when it comes to farm policy: the meatpackers and Monsanto?
So it seemed last week as lawmakers sent the White House an updated budget for the Agriculture Department complete with industry-backed orders on how Secretary Tom Vilsack should run the place. (more…)
Last summer, a rural area of southeastern Louisiana known as Assumption Parish was changed forever following the unexpected formation of a giant sinkhole that suddenly appeared one day out of nowhere. This mysterious sinkhole, which was later dubbed the “Great Louisiana Sinkhole,” has been gradually gaining in size now for about seven months, and it appears to be picking up speed, having reportedly swallowed up an entire acre of land in just one day, and three acres of land in under a week. (more…)