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So, who or what are the Rinkydinks? I have no idea. But I do know that today, Jan. 28, is the date of their annual snowball fight. Where did I learn this? Well, it's from the same place that I learned that April 20 is Hitler's birthday and that in "veddy-veddy" proper settings, it's importan…

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WASHINGTON — USDA’s Farm Service Agency is reminding agricultural producers to enroll now in the Agriculture Risk Loss and Price Loss Coverage programs. March 15 is the enrollment deadline for the 2019 crop year.

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It’s 4 a.m. Sunday morning. The moon is full, the wind is picking up ahead of some serious squalls in the forecast. I can’t sleep.

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CHARLESTON — Nominations for the West Virginia Agriculture and Forestry Hall of Fame class of 2020 are now being accepted.

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HUNTINGTON — Agricultural innovators across West Virginia will compete for a business assistance package valued in excess of $10,000 as part of a contest sponsored by the Robert C. Byrd Institute.

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Our Bible study group operates by its members reading an assigned number of chapters at their leisure, then meeting once a week to discuss them using a pre-set format.

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STAUNTON, Va. — Farm Credit of the Virginias ended 2019 pledging $15,000 to be divided among 4 regional charities.

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“Wascally won-eared wabbit,” I muttered to myself in my best Elmer Fudd (Mel Blanc).

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MOOREFIELD — Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College is making solar power a priority.

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FLATWOODS — A Mineral County couple who emphasize natural processes in their farming operation that benefits the soil, grasses, water and animals have received the 2019 West Virginia Conservation Farm of the Year award.

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The interesting and colorful history of the movie “A Christmas Story” may cause us to examine other holiday customs and traditions. Since our family found that there is no true connection between Christ and Christmas — or Christ’s Mass — in either the Bible or secular history, we've chosen t…

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The USDA Forest Service’s Eastern Region has reduced the buildup of hazardous fuels on over 237,000 acres of forest lands this season, making it the most successful year on record.

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CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Department of Agriculture is now accepting requests for applications for 2020 specialty crop block grants.

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In celebration of 10 years of my rural humor column “Of Grease and Chaff” in Antique Power magazine, we’ve been running stories from 2009, the column’s 1st year. “The Hunt” appeared in the November-December issue of Antique Power.

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FLATWOODS — More than 300 members and friends of the West Virginia Farm Bureau gathered Nov. 8-10 at the Days Inn and Suites Hotel and Conference Center in Flatwoods to conduct their 100th annual meeting.  

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CHARLESTON — West Virginia food producers who want to be listed in the West Virginia Department of Agriculture’s new West Virginia Grown directory must apply to become a member of the program by this Friday, Dec. 13.

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As she left for the day of volunteer work, I told the Old Hippie (wife Stephanie) that I would be cutting wood.

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Learn more about solar power when Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College hosts Solar on the Farm on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 2 p.m.

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I have no other excuse for using a previously published story than today is the date mentioned in the title. It seemed the obvious thing to do — it sort of followed me home. Can you recall a day when you looked back at the past 12 hours and said, "That was one really strange day; you can sto…

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The Hampshire County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting and Banquet was held at the Augusta Volunteer Fire Department on Saturday, Oct. 12.

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Lessee… I seem to recall that we celebrated the 10th annual Old Hippie Orchard Day with a feature article in Vintage Truck Magazine … what … about 5 years ago? I’m not sure.

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WASHINGTON — Agricultural producers now can enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage programs for the 2020 crop year.

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MOOREFIELD — When the 2019 West Virginia Ag Innovation Showcase opens its doors on Thursday, Nov. 21, middle- and high-school students will have the opportunity to explore agriculture innovations.

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture began mailing ballots Monday to eligible farmers and ranchers across the country for the Farm Service Agency county committee elections.

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There. That’s right to the point. The reason for this uncharacteristically serious title is that, hopefully, an internet search for information about RAD will lead to this article — if that’s how it works.

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MORGANTOWN — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency in West Virginia is processing $537,700 in Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage payments for the 2018 crop year.

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Two Hampshire County 4-H members earned the prestigious I Dare You Award during this year’s 4-H Achievement Banquet and Awards Program.