Archive for January, 2013

Life in 1904: Dying at 47, 4-cent sugar

Thursday, December 30, 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.

More dollars and less conservation

Thursday, December 30, 2004

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.

Happy New Year

Thursday, December 30, 2004

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

Reluctantly resolute, maybe …

Thursday, December 30, 2004

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).

U.S. wins case ovear geographic food names

Thursday, December 30, 2004

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.

Organic is a sustainability winner

Thursday, December 30, 2004

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.

Here are recommendations for starter phosphorus, potassium

Thursday, December 30, 2004

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.

All I want for Christmas is a book

Thursday, December 23, 2004

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

The days of old seem perfect

Thursday, December 23, 2004

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

A life of simple living and giving

Thursday, December 23, 2004

(Author’s note: The following column was first published the week of Christmas 1994. Now, by tradition, it returns.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

Thursday, December 23, 2004

Here we are in the midst of our holidays; our usual “to do” lists can nearly double during this season.

Guerilla gifting is tough war to win

Thursday, December 23, 2004

On the 13th day of Christmas my true love gave to me a completely unexpected gift and I had nothing in return.

Your dairy cows will love the light and so will your milk check

Thursday, December 23, 2004

MADISON, Wis. – Dairy cows in northern regions like Wisconsin, give more milk if they get extra lighting during the winter months, when days are short.

Raise fish? Go to Aquaculture Forum

Thursday, December 23, 2004

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -

Methanol idea isn’t too good to be true

Thursday, December 23, 2004

SEATTLE – Millions of scrawny, spindly trees choking forests could soon be harnessed as a clean source of renewable energy, according to researchers at the University of Washington.

Iowa dairy farmer convicted in milk, manure dumping

Thursday, December 23, 2004

WASHINGTON – Carl Simon, owner and operator of Simon Dairy in Farley, Iowa, was convicted on Dec. 2 in U.

Expert offers rumensin guidelines

Thursday, December 23, 2004

URBANA, Ill. – Proper use of the additive for dairy cows, monensin (commercially known as rumensin), should increase feed efficiency, improve protein status, and reduce bloat risk, said dairy specialist Mike Hutjens.

Turner’s Trumbull Co. lamb may be stripped of award

Thursday, December 23, 2004

SALEM, Ohio – The state department of agriculture is making one thing clear: It doesn’t matter what your last name is or how long you’ve been winning blue ribbons in the showring.

ODA accuses Parrishes of hog switch; father, son may be kept from shows

Thursday, December 23, 2004

SALEM, Ohio – Caprianna Parrish is off the hook, but things don’t look as promising for her father and grandfather.

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