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    Re: Poison Ivy control

    Salt water mix kills poison ivy. What is the best way to get rid of poison ivy? | MNN - Mother Nature Network
  2. Thread: What is this?

    by tcreeley
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    Re: What is this?

    Many years ago in Mass we had a bad infestation of tent catepillars across the state. They stripped the leaves from all of the trees. The trees survived - but it looked like late fall, before the...
  3. Re: Hay Sweating in Barn (moisture gain)???? Normal?

    In my experience- the hay better feel dry to the touch, the bale needs to be light for the size - almost with a bounce when thrown - otherwise it is going to mold and then it is useless for horse....
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    Re: Wow, Wow, Can't beat this with a stick

    Could live with that!
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    Re: My "why I carry a firearm " rant

    Enjoy your "carrying", but don't let it get in my way!
  6. Thread: Garden Hiller

    by tcreeley
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    Re: Garden Hiller

    Up until this year I used to hill. I use biodegradable plastic for the rows. If I use hay for mulch I get snails and slugs. At the end of the season I can till the bio plastic (corn starch) in to...
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    Re: Best & worst Moter Cycle - Most fun

    I had an '87 LS650 Suzuki I used to drive the 6 miles to work. One day I came out at 8pm and found fresh snow - about 2 inches. It handled it fine rolling over it, but I was going slowly. On a corner...
  8. Re: Climate change: Is your opinion informed by science? Take our quiz!

    Saudis are just being sensible- they used up their aquifers, now they will use up ours. Local residents and farmers are concerned that things will dry up and that they will be left without water. The...
  9. Re: Climate change: Is your opinion informed by science? Take our quiz!

    No! the byproduct re water is useless for anything except as a source of pollution - even gets heavy metals into what they grow when they use it for irrigation like they do in CA. (Sell it to the...
  10. Re: Climate change: Is your opinion informed by science? Take our quiz!

    Another drying source of water CA: 469936

    So what happens down the road when the aquifers get low? Here we have the Saudi's raising alfalfa in California and Arizona for their cattle back in the...
  11. Re: Climate change: Is your opinion informed by science? Take our quiz!

    It will, just a few more years.
  12. Re: Climate change: Is your opinion informed by science? Take our quiz!

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  13. Re: Climate change: Is your opinion informed by science? Take our quiz!

    What we deal with.


    https://youtu.be/tCWI-2aISoc




    Institute of Climate Studies, USA - Home
  14. Re: Climate change: Is your opinion informed by science? Take our quiz!

    Lowest level since 1935. Lake Mead 215: Photos Show Water Level Nearing Record Low As Drought Threatens Southwest
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    Re: Max24 5' rototiller w/video

    It looks like my 5' tiller I bought last year. Good tiller. Made in china (like them all!). Good price. ......Looks close, but a few differences in panels -- good luck.


    Tillovator-Rotary...
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    Re: Taking Over the Family Farm?

    Be smart. What you really want- go for it. Push the organic- hard to compete with factory farms- find a niche market.
  17. Thread: TC30

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    Price Check Re: TC30

    Great tractor. I have one- I use it a good deal. Solid.
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    Re: Breaking Concrete

    I had good luck with this. i used it to take off the top of an old chimney foundation. Easy to use. My wife even tried it.Much easier than a sledge!
    Amazon.com: XtremepowerUS 22Watt Heavy Duty...
  19. Re: What's a good Auto Scanner Tool / Code Reader?

    I bought this:ScanTool 425801 OBDLink SX USB: Professional OBD-II Scan Tool for Windows
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    I use my laptop (downloaded program from link provided. I connect my laptop to my Siverado and it...
  20. Re: 2 Acres half Woods and Lawn Is this B2320 for me?

    The price seems reasonable. How much do you save over a new one? Good luck with it. Here are some similar ads-...
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    Re: I have to become the expert at everything

    Like others- have the knowhow and tools, but the arthritis too. Long as I don't have to walk more than 10 feet or work low - I'm good!
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    Re: I have to become the expert at everything

    The money I have saved doing it myself has more than payed for the extra tools I needed to get the job done. Then I always have the tools for something else!
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    Re: 3pt 6 foot tiller

    Best prices are from agrisupply - here is a 6' tiller for $1495. Identical to KK. Rugged.

    Rotary Tiller, Rototiller, Tillovator | Agri Supply, 77711, Gear Driven
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    Re: Plow first or go right to tiller?

    I used to have a Farmall cub with a single bottom plow and a disc harrow. I used that for years and when I sold my Farmall, I kept the plow and harrow for the garden. When I got a rototiller, I...
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    Re: Plow first or go right to tiller?

    I used my 5' tiller to turn some pasture into a garden last year. 150'x100' or so. The horse pasture used to be a hay field 40 years ago. It was rocky. The tiller handled it well but I made about 5...
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    Re: Putting your dog down.....

    We've had 3 horses and a pony put down. We called the vet and he did them standing as we gave them a treat as he injected the shot. Fell hard on their sides. I used a backhoe and dug their graves-...
  27. Re: Inside house temp - do you decline over the winter?

    We heat with wood. The central area is kept warm depending on how much wood goes in. The trick is not to overheat ourselves. Our bedroom- when shut off on the -F nights can get to 32F if we let it....
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    Re: Saint Paddy's day

    My father-in-law's birthday is today. He is 97. Both of his parents emigrated from Ireland and he is a proud member of the Hibernians - has been for years - used to stop there for a beer after work...
  29. Thread: soberdude

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    Re: soberdude

    Welcome! I have a 2003 NH TC30 gear drive 30hp with a 5' loader. I bought it used with 600 hr a couple years ago off Craigslist for $9000. It was either that or buy a new 29hp LS new for $18,000. I...
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    Re: Saw a beaver in the pond today....

    The beavers in my rural area of Maine is what manages the small ponds and brooks that create habitat for everything else. Otherwise it would be one dry stretch of trees. They like poplar and birch,...
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    Re: Help me identify these leaks on my TC18

    Great pics - replacing the seals or just leaving them as is?
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    Re: Help me identify these leaks on my TC18

    I have a TC30. Hubs and front axle seem to have the same layout as yours. My manual says check front axle dipstick (yellow) to see if hydraulic oil is between the full mark and lower end of the...
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    Re: Help me identify these leaks on my TC18

    Check the level of the fluid in the front axle. That's probably what's leaking out of the hub. Run it dry and you do some some real damage. Good luck.
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    Re: Adapting truck snow plow to L2250

    25hp? Maybe a little light to handle pushing a 7.5'blade in deep snow, but that is when you chip away at it! I have a 7' steel plow I mounted straight on to the bucket on my NH TC30. I like it, but...
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    Re: Congestive Heart Failure

    I shoot for less than 150 mg sodium daily. It occurs naturally in most foods, But the worst foods are what you get from the grocery store- like all of them! You get used to it - cheddar cheese tastes...
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    Re: Walk behind snow blower effort envolved

    We have a cub cadet from tractor supply along with the tractor. Elec start. steering control with right/left finger braking. Runs great and lighter than my old Bolens! My wife (63) uses it a lot...
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    Re: Congestive Heart Failure

    I have had very high blood pressure - top number 199 and have lost some vision in my eye due to an occlusion. I don't take meds of any kind. I used to use beet juice every day to lower the bp and it...
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    Re: Most Useful Minor Additions to Tractor

    Most useful thing I made for my tractor was a step up bar to help with climbing up. My arthritis is always with me and today I added another bar rung below the one I'd made. I need to get some 3/4"...
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    Re: Critters you have tamed!

    A lady whose field we used to cut for hay had a pet skunk. It followed her around inside and outside. It was always near her feet, like a cat. Descented.
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    Re: Critters you have tamed!

    Had birds eat out of my hand just by filling the feeder on a regular basis - chickadees. Later after I moved I made a scarecrow and left it in a lawn chair by the feeder. I put an old knit hat on it...
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    Re: Gonna Restore Apple Orchard

    PLenty of apple orchards up here in central maine. We still have snow on the ground, but further south I imagine you can get out to the trees. Good time to prune! We have 20 0ld trees- 5 of which...
  42. Re: Strange dead spots in pasture. Can you guess the cause? (SEE PICTURES)

    Our drainage wet spots will be dead zones in the back field, but when the spring comes- they green up early. If it is really wet- that will kill some of the grasses that will be growing in the rest...
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    Re: Saw an EAGLE !

    In the US we just have Bald Eagles and Golden Eagles. Bald eagles readily eat fish, great blue herons and carrion they find. The best place in my area to see them is the local slaughterhouse. They...
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    Re: What's a person need for horse property?

    Stumps and horses don't mix, no matter if the stump is only an inch high or 6" high. The horse comes through fast- that stump can do some damage when it comes down on it. The same goes for rocks,...
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    Re: How did you find TBN?

    I had a farmall cub I was working on when it needed it. I looked around for parts and manuals and stumbled on to this site. Soon after I bought my TC30. TBN is a good site for info. Politicing- too...
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    Re: New tractor co in cuba!

    Good tractor for small operations. For those who are concerned with getting a job done, not the style! Also, I imagine there is not much money available for a hefty 4x4 NH or Kubota!
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    Re: Using Sick Leave before company is sold?

    My son who teaches rarely used his sick time and had accumulated a fair amount. At the start of the school year he became too ill to return to work and has been out on sick leave. He has just had...
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    Re: Right or Left brain dominant.

    Left/Right balanced - 50/50. I call these modern astrology tests- nothing I would base anything on, but fun in themselves.
  49. Buying Advice Re: Many People Seem to Favor Kubota over Deere on TractorByNet.

    It is not green or orange- but my 2003 NHTC30 can't be beat for reliability. 1300 hr. Half I put on. Just takes regular maintenance and runs - year round, snow, gravel, tilling, bush hogging, manure,...
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    Re: "brush hog" gear oil and level.

    Look under maintenance- answers question I think. (op manual)
    - side gear boxes, fill through vent on top, check hole on side, middle fill through vent on top and check hole is on the back side ...
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    Re: Normal Play at FEL cutting edge

    Check your hydraulic fluid level- that can slow things down if you are low.
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    Re: Show your 1/23-24/16 snowstorm PICS!

    Been sunny up here in central Maine! Enjoy rhe snow guys,I'll pass this one by with a smile! Still have some left over plowing from last week when I was getting rid of a chest cold. Being retired- I...
  53. Re: What have you messed up, with your tractor? Including ROPS into garage...

    Plowing snow one day I was pushing and dumping snow up over a steel t post that I had as a marker in a bank near a ditch. It was half buried and as I lowered the bucket it came down so that the...
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    Re: "The good old days" towing photos

    Not towing. but heading to a Berkshire county 4-H fair- all loaded up - early '60s. Always enjoyed the trip up and back.
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    Re: I read an article

    Having kids is a personal matter. Some do, some don't. I can't say someone is better or worse off. My sister has no kids. She would enjoy them- but she also has a vile temper when she loses it. I've...
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    Re: Death knell for landlines - RANT

    I use a landline. My DSL comes through it. Only one cell phone carrier has reliable service in my area. My wife has a cell phone for travelling. I don't.
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    For the fun of it- stumbled onto this

    This is a fun video of a model corn harvester and farm stead. A ton of work went into it. Looks very good.
    https://youtu.be/hUksAvtu5Ag
  58. Re: My little New Holland 1725 caught herself a cold...

    I have a TC30. always use 10W30 year round. If it squeals- change the hydraulic filter. Have you changed the hydraulic oil? How's the battery- try a new on, might be the original. I plug mine in and...
  59. Re: Echo 18" CS420 - Chain keeps popping off and getting burred up...

    I've had a small McCullough, a Stihl, and a 266 Husky that I put an 18" bar on to replace the 20" bar. I sharpen my chains, replace if I need to. I've never had a chain come off. I tension them to...
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    Buying Advice Re: Buying my first tractor

    LS XJ2025H by RCO Tractor
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    Re: Carry all Question...

    I took the same frame and redrilled the 3 pt pin holes lower. I put a hydraulic top cylinder on it. That gives me the ability to dump. I filled in the sides and use it for miscellaneous stuff. Here...
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    Re: What to you do with wood ash from fireplace?

    Goes in the garden if the ash has no paper mixed in. Our gravel drive gets coated in ice every few years that is too slick to walk on or drive on. A light dusting of ash makes the footing secure and...
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    Re: Wanting tiller

    I bought the 5' version of this last spring. Love it. Rugged. Undersold all the tillers I could find and delivered to the door on a drop tail gate. Looks identical except for color to the Tractor...
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    Snow Equipment Owning/Operating Re: Cutting / Groving / Siping R-4 for snow

    Use chains?
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    Re: Winter is finally here.

    I was clearing snow with the last 8" storm, but quit as the ground was too soft - not frozen. By the next storm it should be harder and I will get to the barn. I use my tractor bucket.
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    Re: NEW TRACTOR WITH R4 TIRES - DID I SCREW UP?

    You can always throw some chains on your R4s.
  67. Re: Cat barfs way too much--any cures besides a .22?

    My cats will throw up krunchies and some of the soft catfoods. Try changing the cat food. - does your cat need to be wormed?
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    Re: Loaded tires for snow removal?

    I use the bucket on my NH TC30 for snow. I have R1 ag tires. I used to have a 7' plow on it but I went to the bucket so that I could move horse manure during the winter. The tire are loaded with beet...
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    Re: Cost of chimney pipe...holy s***!!!

    I did my 6" stainless chimney for the woodstove just over a year ago. Used Amazon - Selkirk, Metalbestos, and Amazon Prime. Couldn't find it locally. This worked out great.
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    Re: FYI .. Found; Cheap LS blue paint

    I use it for NH blue. Nice color but it fades faster than the original paint on my TC30.
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    Re: Blacksmith Shop/Shelter?

    Source for all of the blacksmithing supplies you will ever need!

    Centaur Forge, your full service farrier & blacksmith supply company

    chimney/forge plans

    Steel s-draft drawing

    Good luck-...
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    Re: Apple cider anyone?

    Used up the last of my last batch of cider from our trees a few days ago. We picked up some wild blueberries in August- frozen. I made some blueberry butter in a crockpot, throwing in some cider and...
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    Re: Apple cider anyone?

    How do you like your ratchet press? I thought abougt getting that one! I like your wood hooper!. I'm always reaching in to un-stick apples unless they are small going in! Somebody on youtube rigged...
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    Re: Apple cider anyone?

    -Both Amazon:

    Amazon.com: Weston Apple and Fruit Crusher: Hand Juicers: Kitchen & Dining

    Amazon.com: TSM Products TSM Harvest Fruit and Wine Press, 18-Liter: Home Brewing And Wine Making...
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    Re: Apple cider anyone?

    I pressed two buckets of our wild apples today, Close to two gallon- haven't done anything with it yet - just clean up. I have a sold bucket of pulp left after pressing. I filled the slatted wood...
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    Apple cider anyone?

    We have about 21 wild apple trees growing about the place. They look like Joyce apples- a cross of Macintosh and Liveland raspberry (1923 Ontario). Being wild- there are a few trees that may be...
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    Re: Old sawmill ,the big round blade type

    We had a sawmill as a kid- used to contract out with the state forests and set up and cut on site during the fall and winter. 4' round blade and a travelling carriage for the log. Cut a lot of wood...
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    Re: Why are you brand loyal?

    Something like this. Couple time the abs would kick in down the road at 45. Start shaking and I'd come to a stop -then everything was fine. Mostly I can hear the brakes kicking in when I slow to a...
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    Re: NH 1630 questions

    It costs me 180+ or so for fluids and filters. I use the mastergold 10w30 motor oil. My 9x3 gear transmission take 9+ gal hydraulic oil. The front axle is a separate hydraulic oil change. Wait for...
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    Re: Why are you brand loyal?

    I buy what I can afford and what has a good repair record. For cars it used to be Nissan 510's and Sentras. Then I switched to Hyundhia. I buy new and drive it until 170,000 miles, then my son would...
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    Re: Need to rebuild bucket cylinder

    Check out you tube videos- good info source. Also find your cylinder online, then do a search on its "name" + rebuild. or "name" + manual .

    Post a pic of your cylinder, both ends then people can...
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    Re: NH 1630 questions

    I'd go with the NH 134 hydraulic oil. Messicks New Holland Parts | Messick's for parts. They are quick, have diagrams, and sell the manual recommended parts.

    I bought my tractor used. Had it 3+...
  83. Re: Seniors...how do you stretch the hours to get more things done?

    In Maine we call them indigo buntings- beautiful birds, but not so common. Once every 7-10 years I'll see one. Birds are like flying flowers!
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    Re: RimGuard Lifespan

    I have beet juice in my tires- I assume it is rim guard, but I don't know as I bought the tractor used. The tractor is a 2003 with all of the dealers decals. The temp here has been -34F. No freeze up...
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    Re: Smoke from Axle

    Not the same tractor as mine. I have a NH TC30, but on mine the front axle is filled with the same hydraulic fluid that the rest of the tractor uses to run on. Gear oil-90lb I think will mess that...
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    Re: Was left speechless.

    If I want to strike up a conversation- I keep it general. I don't use any "you" or "I" comments. - It's hot today, sure is a hot one, etc.. If they want to talk they will - but I figure no one is...
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    Re: Relaxing view summer day on small lake

    Charming place! The land and trees look like what we have in Maine, US but a bit further to the north. Lakes are just peaceful - any time of year- especially in the fall with the nip in the air!...
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    Re: Plate thickness for pintle hitch

    I know I can't weld for beans. I have an old stick welder and I couldn't get the penetration I needed for a decent weld.

    I'd tack it together, try grinding through a few welds to see what I had...
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    Re: Use for those document holders

    I use the one on my tiller to hold the specific wrenches that fit my tiller- saves me looking down the road. They stay nice and dry!
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    Re: Snow storms tractor for emergency travel

    A tractor is still going to get stuck once the snow is hitting the bottom of the axles. Put a blower on it and you can make your own road- provided you don't hit something. What you want is a...
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    Re: Agreed to buy a 2025R

    Nice tractor!
  92. Re: Apparently the skunk that got into my turkey pen had rabies

    We get rabies around here- why you see fewer skunks than in past years - die offs.
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    Quick Hitches Re: bending lift arms

    My NH TC30 has the turnbuckles on the outside. Nothing to hook to on the inside.

    I had a dirt plow attached one time and without thinking I backed into a bank. I bent a lower lift arm. I...
  94. Re: 2,4-D herbicide 'possibly' causes cancer in humans

    What is pointed out is that the FDA is incorrect in its assumption of equivalence, and for such a finding as the FDA makes, more studies need to be completed, as well a greater understanding of the...
  95. Re: 2,4-D herbicide 'possibly' causes cancer in humans

    This is a good one too as now The FDA uses "equivalent values" for GMO and non-GMO crops- fuzzying the information.

    New US Soy Study Invalidates FDA ‘Substantial Equivalence’ Regulations on GMOs
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  96. Re: 2,4-D herbicide 'possibly' causes cancer in humans

    re the Radium Girls- those are just sad stories. It was not until it ended up in court (activism of a sort) that the corporation changed its worker safety protocol. Then no more people had the bones...
  97. Re: 2,4-D herbicide 'possibly' causes cancer in humans

    Steve- this is the guy who wrote what you quoted. He has a facebook blog.
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    Re: found this....

    Here is one from the past. I found it in the dirt and cleaned it up. What is it from?
  99. Re: 2,4-D herbicide 'possibly' causes cancer in humans

    I threw that one in because that was implied a few posts back against me -- ah well, just words now isn't it!

    But here is a link I like. I am sure that people as yourself will not give it any...
  100. Re: 2,4-D herbicide 'possibly' causes cancer in humans

    World’s Number 1 Herbicide Discovered in U.S. Mothers’ Breast Milk **
    301 Moved Permanently 2014/ 04/ 06/ w...Proxy Highlight
    In the first ever testing on glyphosate herbicide in the breast milk...
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