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Farms can’t hide from odor issues

Thursday, September 30, 2004

U.S. Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho, backed away from offering a controversial ag amendment to the appropriations bill last week, but he hasn’t given up the fight.

Doesn’t federal deficit worry anyone?

Thursday, September 30, 2004

“The U.S. Congress, which never ceases to be amazing, recently voted to give the Pentagon $11 billion more than it had asked for.

USDA makes effort to politicize local FSA offices; your seat may be open

Thursday, September 30, 2004

In what many are calling a power grab, Secretary of Agriculture Ann Veneman used authority given the USDA in the 2002 Farm Bill to propose new guidelines that alter the composition and shorten the terms of locally-elected county Farm Service Agency (FSA) committees.

The Late, Great Me

Thursday, September 30, 2004

Frosty condensation blanketed the backyard grass. The early morning chill coming through the glass of the kitchen window made my arms tingle.

Storms of stupidity

Thursday, September 30, 2004

There has been a lot of talk lately about how any number of things are making Americans look bad.
Reality TV, bare midriffs in church, our lack of respect for other cultures, and the presidential election just to name a few.

Royers named service award winners

Thursday, September 30, 2004

RAVENNA, Ohio – Ken and Peg Royer sat in the seat of honor at this year’s Portage County Farm Bureau annual meeting.

Ohio’s top conservation farmers and families honored

Thursday, September 30, 2004

LONDON, Ohio – Ohio’s top conservation farm families for 2004 were honored for their long-standing dedication to natural resource conservation on the land they farm during ceremonies Sept.

Obituary: Thomas Chester

Thursday, September 30, 2004

WELLINGTON, Ohio – Thomas A. Chester, 49, of Wellington, Ohio, died Friday, Sept. 24, 2004, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Massive, yes, massive

Thursday, September 30, 2004

BARNESVILLE, Ohio – The largest pumpkin at the 2004 Barnesville Pumpkin Festival Sept. 23-26 was this 909-pound giant grown by Todd Skinner of Barnesville.

Farm Service Agency assessing damage in wake of hurricane

Thursday, September 30, 2004

BUTLER, Pa. – Farm Service Agency personnel are gathering information in anticipation of federal funds becoming available to help clean up the muddy mess left by Hurricane Ivan, said Luke Fritz, executive director the agency for Beaver and Butler counties.

Farm Science Review: Beyond new paint

Thursday, September 30, 2004

Novel Farm Science Review exhibitors offer more to look at than just equipment.

Milk price safety net may continue

Thursday, September 30, 2004

SALEM, Ohio – Ohio and Pennsylvania dairy farmers may continue to get help with their milk check.

Hold your horses: Those horses sure do eat a lot, don’t they?

Thursday, September 30, 2004

(Part II of a three-part series)
SALEM, Ohio – So you wanted a horse or maybe your children talked you into buying a horse.

Ohio tractor holds work-hour record

Thursday, September 30, 2004

LONDON, Ohio – In 30-plus years, the Conklin Classic has seen its share of hay fields, feed bunks and manure piles.

Flooded pastures: What do I do now?

Thursday, September 30, 2004

LONDON, Ohio – Chances are your basement has finally drained and the puddles outside are starting to dry up, but have your pastures recovered from the recent rains and flooding?
Probably not completely, says Clif Little, an Ohio State Extension grazing specialist.

Gray market equipment may come with hidden costs and no parts

Thursday, September 30, 2004

LONDON, Ohio – Standing in a sea of John Deere green and yellow at last week’s Farm Science Review, Barry Nelson was seeing gray.

Farm Science Review: Veneman makes a swing through Ohio

Thursday, September 30, 2004

LONDON, Ohio – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Ann Veneman made another stop in Ohio last week, speaking to 600 people attending the annual Farm Science Review “Vice President’s Luncheon” Sept.

Farm groups do a little campaigning of their own

Thursday, September 30, 2004

COLUMBUS – As the U.S. presidential campaign heads into the home stretch, the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s political action committee launched a Web site to push farmer turnout at the polls.

I’m a unique mom, just ask my kids

Thursday, September 23, 2004

I have a new name.
I haven’t heard it here at work (yet), but I hear it nonstop at home.
One day, I turned on my cellular phone and there it was, staring at me for just a second before the system booted up: Freak.

Sweat equity pays off at county fair

Thursday, September 23, 2004

Our county fair, among the very last in the state to open each year, is under way.
The timing of this fair delights many, as they can select their very best produce to enter for 4-H and open class judging, and cattle and hogs are given just a little extra time to reach as close to perfection as possible.

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