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Broken promises of rural development

Thursday, May 5, 2005

It happened again the other week at a local public forum on agriculture.
The panel of speakers included me, two farmers and a state Farm Bureau economist.

Have To Sit? Might As Well Knit

Thursday, May 5, 2005

I first spotted the recent fad, a yarn manufacturer’s dream, when sisters entered the Next to New Shop where I work part-time.

Maybe Rachel Carson was right

Thursday, April 28, 2005

When we speak of land conservation, the farmer in each of us tends to think of caring for farm ground in the best possible way.

I married the man, not the ring

Thursday, April 28, 2005

He stole my heart with a killer combination of dark good looks, a stunning ability to fix almost anything, and an inexhaustible instinct to take care of me when I’m moody, sick or stressed, which is pretty much always.

Columbiana County sentinel plot will track spread of soybean rust

Thursday, April 28, 2005

In response to the appearance of Phakospora pachyrhizi, or soybean rust, in the United States, the USDA developed a federal, state, university and industry framework for surveillance, reporting, prediction and management of soybean rust for the 2005 growing season.

Environmental economics is muddy

Thursday, April 28, 2005

These days, everyone wants a say in how you manage the natural resources of your land.
Your water, your soil, your manure, your air – you’re bombarded from all sides with input.

Lessons from 22 tons of education

Thursday, April 28, 2005

Today’s Southern breeze gently rustles the heavy-headed tulips outside my office window before sweeping through the apple tree to sprinkle a shower of blossom petals onto an emerald lawn.

Where’s Your Sense of Bling?

Thursday, April 28, 2005

Shopping for my daughter Josie is easy. I envy her this. She knows what she wants, sticks to her list, and makes her choices with little indecision.

It’s a wash

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Ancient people cleaned their clothes by pounding them on rocks or rubbing them with abrasive sands and washing the dirt away in local streams.

Egyptian dairies both large and small

Thursday, April 21, 2005

What might be considered cutting edge, different, or a niche market product here is just another day at the farm somewhere else in the world.


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