Thursday, November 26, 2015

No two words chill a landowner's soul like the words "eminent domain." The concept of eminent domain is the right of a government to take private property for public use, like a road.

We think it's time for a change, and after months of consideration, planning, and reviewing trial layouts created by graphic artist Karen Johnson, we've come up with a new look.

Lately I have been working with the Columbiana County Emergency Management Agency to formulate plans for dealing with animal disease outbreaks such as foot-and-mouth disease and other natural or man-made threats to agriculture.

The man who painted eloquent pictures of everyday heroes may have been surprised to know that he became one of mine.

"(Michael) Jackson taken to hospital with flu; jury selection delayed a week'' - Associated Press, Feb.

The trick in getting farmers to read farm magazines, a long-time editor of mine repeatedly admonished, is to put numbers in the headline, the lead and every paragraph thereafter.

Wheat reigns supreme in our Western world with wheat flour a staple in so many of our foods. Besides wheat's nutritional properties, it is valued for the versatility of wheat gluten.

One day recently, the morning TV news carried two headlines that made me stop in my tracks. Condoleeza Rice was appealing for several billion dollars in aid to be sent to Tunisia, and about quadruple that billion dollar amount to be sent to Iraq and Afghanistan.

In the beginning, when it came to parenting a daughter, I wasn't exactly in the pink. Sure, I had been a girlie-girl as a child.

As the White House and Congress pout, parry and plot over the 2006 federal budget plan of President George W.