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Men may as well be color blind

Thursday, October 5, 2006

Forget hunting versus gathering, beauty versus brawn, and he Tarzan, she Jane. No, the real difference between men and women is as plain as black and white.

A State Park State Of Mind

Thursday, October 5, 2006

For those of us who don’t daily spend time in the fields or trekking between the outbuildings around the farm, fall paints a beautiful excuse to get out and appreciate nature’s beauty when the sun warms the afternoons without the intensity of summer’s temperatures.

What do you pay for custom work?

Thursday, October 5, 2006

Many Ohio farmers hire custom farm work in their farm business or perform custom farm work for others.

Old things come back around again

Thursday, October 5, 2006

The more things change, the more they stay the same. Since our move this past summer, I now live much closer to my sister Debi.

Farm Bill shopping lists long

Thursday, October 5, 2006

On September’s two middle Wednesdays, American agriculture’s soft hands and hard hands – its lobbyists and farmers – brought their 2007 farm bill shopping lists to the House Agriculture Committee.

A wallpaper stripper’s tale

Thursday, September 28, 2006

As usual, none of this is MY fault. I really had moved to the stage of acceptance of the “charm” of old house life – the smallish yet tallish rooms, the quirky corners, the cobwebs that spawn overnight.

Our Clothes Racks Are Full Like Our Heads

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Carol and I were pricing clothes at the consignment shop where I work part time. Carol, my supervisor/boss, manages the Next to New Shop in the basement level of the Columbiana Women’s Club.

Better pay attention to farm bill issues

Thursday, September 28, 2006

The upcoming debate over the next U.S. farm bill has a lot of people trying to figure out what has worked in present and previous farm bills and what changes should be made for the future.

Agriculture as science

Thursday, September 28, 2006

I have often thought the study of science ought to be fun. Mostly, the subject of science in the classroom feels, to the majority of students, like drudgery and boring recitation of facts.

Talk is cheap and soon corn won’t be

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Even before the ink had dried on last week’s column – a detailed report that, at least to me, made an ironclad case not to raid the Conservation Reserve Program to fuel the anticipated ethanol boom – members of the House Agriculture Committee were listening to testimony that urged a raid on the program to fuel the ethanol boom.

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