Sunday, November 29, 2015

Monthly Archives: September 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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.