• Frank Holdmeyer

    Coast-to-Coast On A 1948 John Deere A

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     by Frank Holdmeyer
     on April 7, 2014

    My wife and I own and still use her grandfather's 1951 John Deere A. But I wouldn't consider driving it the 5 miles to town, much less across the U.S. But that's what a former Pennsylvania former turned Florida auctioneer is planning to do with his 1948 A. On Saturday, April 26, he plans to touch the Atlantic Ocean with his John Deere A at Manasquan, New Jersey, then head west for Crescent City, California, and the Pacific Ocean. The guy behind the wheel of the antique John Deere…

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  • Frank Holdmeyer

    The Buzz about the Bees

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     by Frank Holdmeyer
     on May 9, 2013

    Bees, honey bees in particular, have been in the news a lot lately. Most notably, USDA and EPA recently released a comprehensive scientific report on honey bee health. The report states that there are multiple factors playing a role in honey bee colony declines, including parasites and disease, genetics, poor nutrition and pesticide exposure. But why should we care? "There is an important link between the health of American agriculture and the health of our honeybees for our…

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