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Katrina: ‘I’ve never seen one like this’

Thursday, September 15, 2005

The wind died down around 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29. In that lull, Mississippi dairyman Bucky Jones scrambled out to the barn to milk his 80 Holsteins.

You think your fuel bill is high!

Thursday, August 25, 2005

It’s like a game. If I put only $10 in the gas tank, maybe prices will go down tomorrow (which is about how long $10 lasts and I have to stop at the gas station again).

Speech should be required reading

Thursday, August 4, 2005

As I was washing dishes in the kitchen Sunday afternoon, the TV in the next room provided some background noise.

Not all energy is created equal

Thursday, July 14, 2005

The 1970s, like every decade, were filled with unforgettable fads: platform shoes, mood rings, earth shoes and Rubik’s cube.

We need trade, one way or another

Thursday, June 16, 2005

The Central American Free Trade Agreement is expected to come before Congress this month for an up-or-down vote.

Knowledge fuels farm progress

Thursday, June 9, 2005

Bill Grammer shot down my skepticism, and ignorance.
In recent years, we’ve received numerous university news releases touting the benefits of farm advisory teams.

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.

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