Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Monthly Archives: December 2004

As we close out the year, it is interesting to look back on what life was like 100 years ago. In the year 1904, according to an interesting fact sheet, the average life expectancy in the United States was 47 years.

There is no shortage of American grain; current cash prices prove it. Corn is marking time at $2, wheat hangs just above $3 and soybeans, at $5.

As we arrive at the end of this year 2004, I look back at our reflections on 90 years of Farm and Dairy.

I could do the obvious joke about how my New Year's resolution is to quit procrastinating tomorrow. Or I could circulate one of those "Top 10 New Year's resolutions" joke lists that clog up the Internet incessantly and get forwarded to you by everyone you even remotely know (with explicit instruction to forward to 10 friends immediately or you will have horrible luck and probably die).

WASHINGTON - U.S. Trade Representative Robert Zoellick announced that the United States had prevailed in its World Trade Organization case against the European Union regarding geographic food names known as "geographical indications.

BELTSVILLE, Md. - An organic crop rotation is at least as sustainable as no-till farming or chisel tillage in terms of nitrogen loss and corn yields, according to an Agricultural Research Service study.

COLUMBUS - With potassium availability low in some areas and prices high all across the state, producers may be inclined to apply more fertilizer material this winter into early spring.

I crawled under the covers and hoped Keith would ignore the ice cube toes I inched closer to his leg.

Reading this Christmas book of personal stories collected by President Carter prompted many memories shared by my father over the years.