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A trip with Laura Ingalls Wilder

Thursday, January 27, 2005

While many are familiar with The Little House on The Prairie tales from Laura Ingalls Wilder, many have never read the diary she kept while traveling from South Dakota to Mansfield, Mo.

The most to lose: Social Security ‘reform’ to hit rural America hardest

Thursday, January 27, 2005

No American group has more to lose in Social Security reform than farmers, ranchers and other rural dwellers, according to USDA demographic and income data.

Muffins In A Melting Pan

Thursday, January 27, 2005

“I’m in the mood for blueberry muffins, Mom,” Kathie announced to me in mid-morning during a long weekend off school.

Dialing up the ‘good old days’

Thursday, January 27, 2005

I am raising ingrates.
My children, like so many others, are ferried about in the automotive equivalent of a living room.

Quarantine prohibits moving wood out of emerald ash borer regions

Thursday, January 27, 2005

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio – A change in the state’s emerald ash borer quarantine now prohibits the movement of all nonconiferous firewood out of regulated areas in Ohio and Michigan, announced Ohio Department of Agriculture Director Fred Dailey.

Program helps gear manure haulers to become environmental managers

Thursday, January 27, 2005

MARYSVILLE, Ohio – Some people look at a large livestock farm’s manure storage pond and just see waste.

Ohioans shine in national ag contests

Thursday, January 27, 2005

COLUMBUS – All three Ohio Farm Bureau Federation young farmer contestants reached the finals in their competitions during the American Farm Bureau annual meeting in Charlotte, N.

Official scorers say Ohio deer sets state record

Thursday, January 27, 2005

COLUMBUS – A white-tailed deer killed last fall in Warren County is an Ohio record, and if approved by national scoring organizations, will also rank among the top 10 all-time largest “typical” deer in the world, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife.

Husband and wife win auctioneer contest

Thursday, January 27, 2005

HARRISBURG, Pa. – A husband and wife team won the two highest honors in the Pennsylvania Auctioneer Association Bid Callers Contest at the Pennsylvania Farm Show.

Canada wraps up one of its BSE investigations

Thursday, January 27, 2005

OTTAWA – A Canadian cow recently found infected with mad cow disease was exposed to feed containing ruminant meat and bone meal that was produced before the 1997 feed ban.

What are they saying?

Thursday, January 27, 2005

With two cases of mad cow in Canada in the last month and the U.S. ready to open the border, see what’s on the minds of producers, packers, consumers and livestock haulers at Damascus Livestock Auction.

EPA offers pollution deal to farmers

Thursday, January 27, 2005

SALEM, Ohio – With air pollution accusations mounting against farms across the nation, a federal agency plans to get farmers to open themselves to scrutiny, research and governmental oversight.

Just getting through: Gross-outs and revelations from an artificial insemination school

Thursday, January 27, 2005

DAMASCUS, Ohio – It’s below 40 degrees in here, cold enough to see your breath and lose track of your fingertips.

Cattlemen, pocket your profits: Sign up to market Ohio Signature Beef

Thursday, January 27, 2005

CORTLAND, Ohio – Northwestern Ohio cattlemen haul their fat cattle to northeastern Ohio slaughterhouses and pocket premiums up to $80 per head.

Power to the people

Thursday, January 27, 2005

Power Show Ohio is more than a farm show, more than a construction equipment show, more than a lawn and garden tractor show. It’s a power show.
The 35th annual event will be held Jan. 28-30 at the Ohio Expositions Center in Columbus.

Johanns moves in to USDA

Thursday, January 27, 2005

WASHINGTON – Home from college on spring break, Mike Johanns was helping his father on his family’s Iowa dairy farm when a cow started frothing at the mouth and went down.

We just thought you should know

Thursday, January 20, 2005

A lot of information crosses our doorstep. Some we publish; some we pitch. Some we file for future reference, never sure what or when might make us dig into that folder.

Remembering cowboy commandments and glowing campfire perfection

Thursday, January 20, 2005

Remember the good old days of the cowboy commandments?
It seems like such a long time ago when every child wanted to be a cowboy who stood up for all that was good, honorable and right.

USDA’s mad cow circus: Act II

Thursday, January 20, 2005

After spending the last four years marrying the U.S. cattle market to Canada’s cattle market – the new family’s name is “the integrated North American beef market” – the USDA is now saddled with its handiwork.

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