The whole Social Security reform issue is:
a) confusing, so I tune it out
b) political, so I tune it out
c) someone else’s problem
d) all of the above
e) there’s a problem?
At times, I’m afraid, we all feel like selecting any one of these options.
Last week, a busload of Pennsylvania farmers visited three dairy farms in eastern Ohio as part of a dairy profitability tour.
A Feb. 28 decision that affects agriculture has been largely overshadowed by other news. But farms need to know about it.
No two words chill a landowner’s soul like the words “eminent domain.”
The concept of eminent domain is the right of a government to take private property for public use, like a road.
I bought a new vehicle last week to appease my husband.
I wanted to drive my car until it dropped. After all, it only had 103,000 miles on it.
A lot of information crosses our doorstep. Some we publish; some we pitch. Some we file for future reference, never sure what or when might make us dig into that folder.
His eyes were intense, piercing almost. And I was more than a little intimidated when he stepped into the office where then Editor Tim Reeves was interviewing me for a staff reporter position.
Fact: Rendered protein products that contain specified risk materials from cattle with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) are the main source of mad cow disease, if other cattle eat those materials.
I crawled under the covers and hoped Keith would ignore the ice cube toes I inched closer to his leg.
When mad cow test alerts hit the airwaves, Dusty and Cheryl Sonnenberg were worried they wouldn’t be able to market their dairy beef products.
The surprise came from two words cropping up in the exit poll reports. Moral values. The election was hinging on moral values.
When Rick Schnieders was 10, his first job was bagging potatoes at his father’s small grocery store in Iowa.
Growing up, my sister Carol and I turned just about every corner of our parents’ 98 acres into our own personal playhouse.
It’s been more than three years since Sept. 11, 2001. And each day, our focus on that horrendous tragedy blurs.
Made in America. We’ve all known for a long time that the U.S. consumer is two-faced.
We say we want to support local produce growers but, golly, those Wal-Mart green peppers are cheaper.
Does it matter to farmers who wins in November?
We’d know more if we knew where they stood on the farm issues.
U.S. Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho, backed away from offering a controversial ag amendment to the appropriations bill last week, but he hasn’t given up the fight.
I have a new name.
I haven’t heard it here at work (yet), but I hear it nonstop at home.
One day, I turned on my cellular phone and there it was, staring at me for just a second before the system booted up: Freak.
As November’s election nears, U.S. presidential candidates are criss-crossing the country to woo rural America, particularly Ohio.
In June, a statewide task force in Minnesota released its Animal Agriculture Industry Report. It’s 60 pages, but it’s good reading.