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Farming is greater than your farm

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Combing through yellowed pages of Farm and Dairy from 1925 yields a unique look at history. As I look for items to include in the “80 years ago” portion of our weekly Read It Again feature, I’m struck by how different life was then, and yet, how little has changed.

Seeing the future of animal ID

Thursday, May 5, 2005

While most U.S. beef producers are having a hard time coming to grips with livestock traceability, a Japanese cattle company is taking animal ID to the next level.

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.

Judge rules phosphorus ‘hazardous’

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Hold on to your barn boots: A federal judge has ruled that phosphorus from cow manure is a hazardous substance.

Don’t bury your head in manure pit

Thursday, April 7, 2005

It’s 10 o’clock. Do you know where your manure is?
Whether you own one horse or 500 Holsteins, it is your job to move, handle, store and manage manure responsibly.

Social Security apathy big problem

Thursday, March 31, 2005

The whole Social Security reform issue is:
a) confusing, so I tune it out
b) political, so I tune it out
c) someone else’s problem
d) all of the above
e) there’s a problem?
At times, I’m afraid, we all feel like selecting any one of these options.

Will good farms pass the baton?

Thursday, March 24, 2005

Last week, a busload of Pennsylvania farmers visited three dairy farms in eastern Ohio as part of a dairy profitability tour.

Court opens manure plans to public

Thursday, March 10, 2005

A Feb. 28 decision that affects agriculture has been largely overshadowed by other news. But farms need to know about it.

All in the name of economic gain

Thursday, March 3, 2005

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.

You’ve already paid for food on table

Thursday, February 10, 2005

I bought a new vehicle last week to appease my husband.
I wanted to drive my car until it dropped. After all, it only had 103,000 miles on it.

We just thought you should know

Thursday, January 20, 2005

A lot of information crosses our doorstep. Some we publish; some we pitch. Some we file for future reference, never sure what or when might make us dig into that folder.

He’ll always be ‘Mr. Darling’ to me

Thursday, January 13, 2005

His eyes were intense, piercing almost. And I was more than a little intimidated when he stepped into the office where then Editor Tim Reeves was interviewing me for a staff reporter position.

Time to toughen ruminant feed ban

Thursday, January 6, 2005

Fact: Rendered protein products that contain specified risk materials from cattle with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) are the main source of mad cow disease, if other cattle eat those materials.

All I want for Christmas is a book

Thursday, December 23, 2004

I crawled under the covers and hoped Keith would ignore the ice cube toes I inched closer to his leg.

Biggest challenge isn’t ag-related

Thursday, December 9, 2004

When mad cow test alerts hit the airwaves, Dusty and Cheryl Sonnenberg were worried they wouldn’t be able to market their dairy beef products.

Moral values extend beyond exit poll

Thursday, November 25, 2004

The surprise came from two words cropping up in the exit poll reports. Moral values. The election was hinging on moral values.

Foodservice giant: Save the farmers

Thursday, November 11, 2004

When Rick Schnieders was 10, his first job was bagging potatoes at his father’s small grocery store in Iowa.

Renegade ATV riders just plain slobs

Thursday, November 4, 2004

Growing up, my sister Carol and I turned just about every corner of our parents’ 98 acres into our own personal playhouse.

Fighting terrorism on the home front

Thursday, October 21, 2004

It’s been more than three years since Sept. 11, 2001. And each day, our focus on that horrendous tragedy blurs.

No one has it made in the shade

Thursday, October 14, 2004

Made in America. We’ve all known for a long time that the U.S. consumer is two-faced.
We say we want to support local produce growers but, golly, those Wal-Mart green peppers are cheaper.

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