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Farmers’ Almanac Campaigns and Crusades Through The Years

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While the Farmers’ Almanac is known for its weather forecasts and gardening tips, we also launch human interest crusades. These crusades or “campaigns,” as we call them, are chosen in an effort to address everyday (non-political) things that maybe have fallen victim to the “it’s always been done that way” mindset. They’re usually something we can all relate

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The Hole in the Farmers’ Almanac

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If you notice a hole in the upper left-hand corner of your Farmers’ Almanac, don’t return it to the store! That hole isn’t a defect; it’s a part of history. Starting with the first edition of the Farmers’ Almanac in 1818, readers used to nail holes into the corners to hang it up in their

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Farmers’ Almanac History

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Founded in 1818, the Farmers’ Almanac’s timeless appeal has spanned three centuries, offering readers a trademark blend of long-range weather predictions, humor, fun facts, and valuable advice on gardening, cooking, fishing, conservation, and much more. The Farmers’ Almanac has had seven editors. Poet, astronomer, and teacher David Young, Philom., held the post for 34 years

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Meet the Editors

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Peter Geiger, Philom., Editor If Peter Geiger hadn’t become the seventh editor of the world-famous Farmers’ Almanac, he would have wanted to write a syndicated column offering handy, time saving household hints. Luckily for famous hint maven Heloise, Peter’s fate was sealed from an early age. His father, longtime editor Ray Geiger, began priming him

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