Monday, September 26, 2016

The most recent edition of Buckeye Dairy News was put on the Web last week. When I went to the Ohio Dairy Industry Web site (http://dairy.

July has been a tough month for farmers and ranchers in The Washington Post. On July 2 and again July 18, The Post published lengthy investigative pieces on the enormous cost, wanton waste, and built-in silliness of today's federal farm programs.

There is a certain comfort to be taken in the knowledge that some things are probably never going to change.

There is nothing, and I mean nothing, like a sudden and horrid illness to make a person extremely grateful to be alive.

Stockpiling fescue and orchardgrass is generally considered an economical way to extend the grazing season and cut feed costs.

Ride away, ride away. Johnny shall ride, And he shall have little cat tied to one side, And he shall have little dog tied to the other, And Johnny shall ride to see his grandmother.

The biggest non-news news of the yet-young summer arrived July 1 when the Doha Development Round of World Trade Organization talks melted into a muddy puddle of recriminations as the trade yakkers in Geneva failed to even begin their "last ditch" effort to save the troubled talks.

The world at large is always nattering on about how beauty is only "skin deep", but as far as I'm concerned, that's plenty deep enough.

I usually read more than one book at a time. I keep a book by my bed, and maybe one in the bag I take to work, but this summer I'm into overload with the books I've started.

The trip was off to a good start. Made good time to the Pittsburgh airport, narrowly missing the 100,000 people the shuttle driver said would be converging on the airport to see the Air Force Air Show at 1 p.
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