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Farm and Food File: Your vote doesn’t count at the WTO

Thursday, September 9, 2004

The most important election in farm country this fall won’t be in presidential swing states like Iowa and Wisconsin nor will it involve mad cows, angry Brazilians or even promise-spewing, glad-handing politicians.

‘Water, water everywhere … [not] any drop to drink.’

Thursday, September 2, 2004

My feet splashed through the couple inches of water that covered our basement concrete. Where should I start to clean up? The narrow path through the stuff piled everywhere overwhelmed me.

Imaginations keep farm kids busy

Thursday, September 2, 2004

“Some days, we would simply walk the fields and stroll the woods just for enjoyment. It seemed we didn’t really need a good reason, but sometimes we would offer to check the north fence or insist upon checking to see if the latest storm knocked any trees about in the back woods.

Celebrity wedding survival guide

Thursday, September 2, 2004

Traditionalists who believe that marriage is a sacred union between a man and a woman are undoubtedly heartened by the knowledge that America’s reigning queen of overexposed celebrity, Jennifer Lopez, walked down the aisle this summer for the third time.

Where have you gone Danny, Pat, Dan, Trevor?

Thursday, September 2, 2004

Before September becomes a blur of harvest dust, election mud and campaign slurs, it’s time to catch up on some of the characters who have waltzed through this space.

Bush and Kerry come a-courtin’

Thursday, September 2, 2004

As November’s election nears, U.S. presidential candidates are criss-crossing the country to woo rural America, particularly Ohio.

Horses ‘utterly horror-stricken’

Thursday, August 26, 2004

“For those who did not drive one, automobiles were an unmitigated nuisance and often provided even dangerous situations.

Planning your fall/winter grazing

Thursday, August 26, 2004

August is the month to begin planning your fall/winter grazing.
By the end of August many practices will have to be implemented in order to maximize forage production.

Pride and prejudice: Geography as destiny

Thursday, August 26, 2004

In the heartland of this great nation, we’ve apparently all entered the Witness Protection Program. Our exact locations must remain a closely guarded secret.

Milking preparation: Secret methods of producing high quality milk

Thursday, August 26, 2004

“Pre-milking cow preparation – secret methods of producing high quality milk” catchy title!
That “Secret Methods” part is a particularly nice touch

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