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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.

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