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Preservation: Why are we doing this?

Thursday, April 26, 2007

A week ago, I challenged newsroom team members to come up with a personal goal for the rest of 2007.

U.S. ag research at a crossroads

Thursday, April 19, 2007

The founding fathers got it right. But I’m not talking about Madison, Hamilton or Jefferson, I’m talking about Smith, Lever, Hatch and Morrill.

Losing this battle will be expensive

Thursday, April 5, 2007

“It’s time to get political.” That’s a headline message on the Web site of The Humane Society of the United States.

Ready for the manure chronicles?

Thursday, March 29, 2007

The caller identified himself as a reporter with the Canton Repository. He was doing a story on two dairy farms that are taking part in a pilot program for onfarm manure treatment, kind of like a municipal sewage treatment plant.

If you want to celebrate Ag Day …

Thursday, March 22, 2007

National Agriculture Day occurs every year on the first day of spring, which fell this year on March 21.

Gore is playing the role of his life

Thursday, March 8, 2007

The recent televised Academy Awards program was an Al Gore-apalooza, as the assembled actors and musicians were almost giddy in their support of the former vice president.

Farm and Dairy: It takes a thief

Thursday, March 1, 2007

True confessions: I’m a thief. I steal good ideas wherever I can find them. And hopefully, you’re the beneficiary.

If you farm, be a passionate mule

Thursday, February 1, 2007

An author and writing teacher recent posted a short online blog entry called, “Four Things You Need to Become a Writer.

Strap in, if you’re riding the e-wave

Thursday, January 18, 2007

I can’t open the mail, or another farm publication, or my e-mail without reading the word “ethanol.” We’re riding the e-wave right now, bobbing along on high corn prices and floating on renewable energy currents from Washington.

The New HamThe New Hampshire ‘pay per view’

Thursday, January 11, 2007

We’ve looked out our back windows and watched a bobcat prowl the edge of our woods. We’ve watched deer and wild turkeys.

All I want for Christmas is …

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Here it is. My Christmas list. It’s my farm editor Christmas list, not my personal wish list (stainless steel pots and pans, if you must know).

False comfort: Raw milk is safe

Thursday, November 2, 2006

There is a sense of complacency about food safety: Our food supply is safe; I’ve never gotten sick. But the recent spinach/E.

A story we’d rather not tell

Thursday, October 26, 2006

In a perfect world, we’d never print another article like Tony Nicoletto’s page one story about his miraculous recovery from a farm accident.

Farm and Dairy is all about family

Thursday, September 14, 2006

I have a “first day on the job” speech I give all new editorial department employees. After I review the company’s policies, plan the training schedule, and point out the restrooms, I climb on the soapbox.

Learning to feed the right wolf

Thursday, August 31, 2006

(Editor’s note: I wrote this column in July 2003. Re-reading it this week, it seemed like an appropriate piece to reprint.

Banking on the beauty of barns

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Winding through the hills of Harrison County earlier this month, I turned onto a road and immediately eased up on the gas pedal as a colorful painted quilt block on a barnside caught my eye.

Did court clarify or muddy waters?

Thursday, August 3, 2006

The U.S. Supreme Court waded into the waters of the United States earlier this summer, finally defining those waters for the U.

Go ahead, call me some names

Thursday, July 20, 2006

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other word would smell as sweet.” – William Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet By Susan Crowell Farm and Dairy advertising representative Georgeanne Wolf hand-delivered the fax.

Book captures one soaring life

Thursday, July 13, 2006

When I opened the package, I had no idea what the big, hardcover book was or who it came from. Bobo’s Flying Circus? And then I looked below the title and saw the subtitle: “Autobiography of Gilbert Russell Evans.

Net farm income continues slide

Thursday, June 29, 2006

If you’re a farmer, don’t read this. If you’re a farmer wannabe, you’d better read this. Everyone else should read it, too.

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