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By the numbers: Food for thought

Thursday, November 29, 2007

While you’re recovering from Thanksgiving feasts and looking ahead to another month of holiday gorging, chew on these numbers: 702 million pounds The amount of sweet potatoes grown in 2006 in North Carolina, the nation’s largest producer.

Things to be thankful for …

Thursday, November 22, 2007

A good friend’s father had a quadruple bypass two weeks ago. It’s been a stressful, uncertain time for their family, but his health outlook is strong.

Ag must reconnect with consumers

Thursday, November 15, 2007

It was Larry, not Jimmy, Page that was mobbed when he left the stage in San Francisco earlier this year.

Ohio’s government stymies growth

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Sometimes it takes an outsider to see – and be willing to voice – a problem. Mark Partridge, the

Pester power: Who’s the adult here?

Thursday, October 25, 2007

I wish there was a vaccine for parents, administered around the time their children start talking, that provided immunity to kidfluence.

‘Gutted': UK farmers face FMD

Thursday, October 18, 2007

What does it feel like to face foot-and-mouth disease? What does it feel like to have your farm quarantined? To have an entire geographic region closed to animal movement? To lose generations of livestock genetics in the blink of an eye? To receive little compensation for dumped milk or for meat? For all we know about farming here in the United States, we know little about the terror, the frustrations, of farming in the midst of a major animal disease outbreak.

Horses dumped like unwanted cats

Thursday, October 11, 2007

When a Kentucky reader stopped by Farm and Dairy’s booth at Farm Science Review, we chatted a bit about the extreme dry conditions down there, and the lack of pasture and feed for livestock.

ATVs: Managing the unmanageable

Thursday, October 4, 2007

ATVs. We love them, use them on our farms and occasionally do a little joy riding. But they’re also the enemy, for in the hands of a trespasser, they often tear up crops and fields and woodlots.

On tractors, two’s a crowd

Thursday, September 27, 2007

The four-color photo on the front page of the local daily paper immediately caught my eye, but not with a reaction the editors desired.

Corn triggers the ultimate food fight

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Lots of headlines dampen the ethanol euphoria by proclaiming we’ll be paying more for our food. After all, there’s only so much corn to go around.

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