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What comes across the editor’s desk

Thursday, May 8, 2008

What you never read in the mainstream press.

Who will take the Pepsi challenge?

Thursday, May 1, 2008

What would happen in farms adopted PepsiCo’s strategy of “performance with purpose?”

There is a season for everything

Thursday, April 24, 2008

“I think the thing to do is enjoy the ride while you’re on it.” — Johnny Depp I had a strange dream the other night, right before I woke up, which is probably the only reason why I remember it. I usually don’t dream, or if I do, I don’t remember them, nor hold stock […]

Stop ‘captive supplies’ in farm bill

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Guest Commentary By George Chambers BILLINGS, Mont. — My parents, wife and I are the fifth- and sixth-generation owners of 27 Cattle Co., in Carrollton, Ga. Our young son will hopefully become the seventh. This is not inevitable. Unless we restore the opportunity for profitability in our cattle industry, our son will likely choose a […]

Food fight: Who’s to blame?

Thursday, April 10, 2008

I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many headlines about farming and food prices. “Food crisis,” declares a Washington Post editorial. “Why are global food prices soaring?” asks the online magazine Slate. And “Grains gone wild” is the title of Paul Krugman’s April 7 opinion piece in the New York Times. At the same time, […]


Thursday, April 3, 2008

My first few years at Farm and Dairy, when I entered the building from the rear, I had to walk by two mammoth Linotype machines. As its name suggests, it was used to produce a solid “line of type”, and that’s how newspapers were created for generations until more modern typographic machines were built. My […]

Fiscal imperative: Oversight, insight and foresight

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Around Farm and Dairy, it pays to listen to Rilla Gruber

Will luck of Irish be with farm bill?

Thursday, March 13, 2008

What’s up with the farm bill? Why is it taking so long to finalize? Why is the president threatening to veto it?

OSU Extension loses a good one

Thursday, January 24, 2008

At last week’s retirement open house for Jefferson County Extension Director Ken Simeral, OSU Extension retiree Joe Pittman observed, “I’ve always said there are good agents, there are average agents and there are those who should be working someplace else.

Don’t just sit around this winter

Thursday, January 17, 2008

When I opened the computer file that holds the farm calendar of events we print each week, I glanced at the little numbers that tell me how long the file is in column-inch terms.


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