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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.

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.

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.

USDA makes effort to politicize local FSA offices; your seat may be open

Thursday, September 30, 2004

In what many are calling a power grab, Secretary of Agriculture Ann Veneman used authority given the USDA in the 2002 Farm Bill to propose new guidelines that alter the composition and shorten the terms of locally-elected county Farm Service Agency (FSA) committees.

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.

Livestock needs tomorrow’s solutions

Thursday, September 23, 2004

Two fact-laden summer reports on animal agriculture nearly mirror each other on the woe faced by many American dairy, cattle and hog producers.


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