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USDA head blatantly campaigning

Thursday, October 7, 2004

Officially, the 2004 presidential election kicked off Labor Day. Unofficially, the Bush re-election effort at the U.

Little in platforms to lure farm vote

Thursday, October 7, 2004

Does it matter to farmers who wins in November?
We’d know more if we knew where they stood on the farm issues.

Spreading manure on frozen fields takes know-how

Thursday, October 7, 2004

This week I attended the Manure Application Challenges and Issues Train the Trainer session at Salt Fork Lodge in Guernsey County, sponsored by the Ohio Livestock Coalition, Ohio Department of Agriculture, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, and Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Sad and Silly Stuff

Thursday, October 7, 2004

I sat at our sun-parched picnic table, soaked in the midday warmth, and enjoyed a light lunch that I’d carried out on a tray.

Sharing memories of first rural radio

Thursday, October 7, 2004

“When we were kids on the farm, long before the days of rural electrification, we owned a battery-powered Philco radio.

Sticks, stones and sharp words

Thursday, October 7, 2004

(Authors note: Names and locations have been changed to protect the not-so-innocent and any resemblance to anyone living or annoying is purely coincidental.

Farms can’t hide from odor issues

Thursday, September 30, 2004

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.

The Late, Great Me

Thursday, September 30, 2004

Frosty condensation blanketed the backyard grass. The early morning chill coming through the glass of the kitchen window made my arms tingle.

Doesn’t federal deficit worry anyone?

Thursday, September 30, 2004

“The U.S. Congress, which never ceases to be amazing, recently voted to give the Pentagon $11 billion more than it had asked for.

Storms of stupidity

Thursday, September 30, 2004

There has been a lot of talk lately about how any number of things are making Americans look bad.
Reality TV, bare midriffs in church, our lack of respect for other cultures, and the presidential election just to name a few.

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