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Moral values extend beyond exit poll

Thursday, November 25, 2004

The surprise came from two words cropping up in the exit poll reports. Moral values. The election was hinging on moral values.

As things go down, look to ridge tops

Thursday, November 25, 2004

Just this past week, I once again had a meeting with school officials regarding Cort’s on-going struggle with his health and how that pertains to his education.

Getting the worst job in Washington

Thursday, November 25, 2004

Even before Ann Veneman quietly submitted her resignation as secretary of agriculture Nov. 12, the Washington grapevine hung heavy with a long list of likely replacements.

Money talks: I just don’t speak the language

Thursday, November 25, 2004

Obviously, I am failing to see the big picture, money wise, and for this (and my being a writer – a career path which ranks slightly lower than illegal alien bus boy in terms of financial success), I’m unlikely to ever be obscenely, or even G-ratedly, rich.

Tuscarawas dairy 4-H’ers recognized

Thursday, November 25, 2004

SUGARCREEK, Ohio – The 17th annual Tuscarawas County junior fair dairy banquet Nov. 15 drew about 250 club members, parents, dairy sale buyers and other program supporters.

Ashland Co. recognizes top 4-H’ers

Thursday, November 25, 2004

ASHLAND, Ohio – Friends, members and volunteers with the Ashland County 4-H program celebrated a successful harvest of activities and projects during their annual recognition banquet.

Smithfield Foods to pay $2 million

Thursday, November 25, 2004

WASHINGTON -

Salvage for feed: Guidelines for flood-affected crops

Thursday, November 25, 2004

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – It has been a long, anxious wait for Pennsylvania grain producers who still have flood-affected crops in the field.

Pa. Farm Bureau honors state legislator

Thursday, November 25, 2004

HERSHEY, Pa. – Pennsylvania Farm Bureau presented state Rep. Art Hershey with its 2004 Distinguished Service to Agriculture award.

Owens Farm honored by Tusc. SWCD

Thursday, November 25, 2004

NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio – The Owens Farm, which dates back to the 1880s, has been chosen to receive the Tuscarawas County 2004 Conservation Farm of the Year award.

Obstacles continue in WTO farm talks

Thursday, November 25, 2004

ATHENS, Ga. – World Trade Organization negotiators, who met last week at the organization’s headquarters, have yet to advance specifics on how all nations of the world subsidize and protect their agriculture sectors.

Grange wraps up national convention

Thursday, November 25, 2004

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – More than 3,000 people recently visited Rochester, N.Y., for the 138th National Grange Convention, traveling from 40 states, including Alaska, New Mexico and Wyoming.

Farmers elect Shaffer new Pa. Farm Bureau president

Thursday, November 25, 2004

HERSHEY, Pa. -Pennsylvania Farm Bureau members have elected vice president Carl Shaffer as the organization’s new president.

Crone noticed for ag involvement

Thursday, November 25, 2004

HERSHEY, Pa. – Pennsylvania Farm Bureau announced the winners of the Young Farmer and Rancher Discussion Meet and Excellence in Ag award.

Central Ohio’s own outback

Thursday, November 25, 2004

LANCASTER, Ohio – Tammie Rogers swings her pouch over her shoulder and hides it in the layers of her fleece coat.

Court: Creager’s hog disqualified

Thursday, November 25, 2004

SALEM, Ohio – Ohio’s 10th District Court of Appeals agrees with Ohio Agriculture Director Fred Dailey: Taylor Creager’s 2002 Ohio State Fair grand champion hog is disqualified.

Chuey gets Mahoning SWCD award

Thursday, November 25, 2004

CANFIELD, Ohio – Springfield Township farmer Carl Chuey received the Mahoning Soil and Water Conservation District’s Cooperator of the Year award when the district held its annual meeting Nov.

Uncertain BSE test prompts concern

Thursday, November 25, 2004

WASHINGTON – All of agriculture held its collective breath late last week to learn whether or not an inconclusive test result for mad cow disease proved false or positive.

Staring down the mouse that roared

Thursday, November 18, 2004

I am decidedly a country girl from way back, but I confess to one odd trait that makes me look like a city kid in the biggest way.

Political wisdom for the heartland

Thursday, November 18, 2004

The first political wisdom ever sent my way came from the gravelly throat of Everett Dirksen.
During Dirksen’s 1968 reelection stop in my southern Illinois hometown, I asked the white-maned Senate Minority Leader how he’d outflank Mayor Daley’s Chicago vote machine.

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