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Green Acres Welcome Wagon at your service

Thursday, January 20, 2005

I have recently received a fair amount of mail asking me if I have, and I quote, “always lived in the country?” What a silly question.

USDA’s mad cow circus: Act II

Thursday, January 20, 2005

After spending the last four years marrying the U.S. cattle market to Canada’s cattle market – the new family’s name is “the integrated North American beef market” – the USDA is now saddled with its handiwork.

Discoveries and Apologies

Thursday, January 13, 2005

Cleaning and reorganization strategies abound with the new year. Falling in with this trend, editor Susan and I cleared out a small area below the computer desk that I use on my days at the Farm and Dairy offices.

He’ll always be ‘Mr. Darling’ to me

Thursday, January 13, 2005

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.

Writing, and living, in the dark

Thursday, January 13, 2005

This past week has been a week of challenges.
A chilly rain was falling when we went to bed on Wednesday night.

Our lives: Gone to the dogs

Thursday, January 13, 2005

It’s hard to know when, exactly, to proclaim an otherwise beautiful family experience a disaster, but that does seem to be the way these things go.

USDA’s ‘mad cow’ circus act

Thursday, January 13, 2005

The only thing worse than the USDA’s timing in the announcement of new rules to permit Canadian live cattle and cow beef imports into the U.

Dark, chilly Christmas memories

Thursday, January 6, 2005

Winter’s blasts of snow and ice tickle the fancy of some while creating for others extreme hard work for hours on end, along with nightmarish challenges that cannot be resolved overnight.

Time to toughen ruminant feed ban

Thursday, January 6, 2005

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.

What’s in a name? Creative crime and the ‘Junior’ league

Thursday, January 6, 2005

Recently, I have begun to branch out in my daily newspaper reading. Now that I have discovered the birth announcements, I am no longer confined to the police blotter to keep up with the myriad ways humans can commit crimes against the innocent.

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