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Where is ag on Bush’s priorities?

Thursday, February 24, 2005

One day recently, the morning TV news carried two headlines that made me stop in my tracks.
Condoleeza Rice was appealing for several billion dollars in aid to be sent to Tunisia, and about quadruple that billion dollar amount to be sent to Iraq and Afghanistan.

Trillion-dollar debt shapes budget, but Washington can’t blot red ink

Thursday, February 24, 2005

As the White House and Congress pout, parry and plot over the 2006 federal budget plan of President George W.

Gluten Glitch

Thursday, February 24, 2005

Wheat reigns supreme in our Western world with wheat flour a staple in so many of our foods. Besides wheat’s nutritional properties, it is valued for the versatility of wheat gluten.

The not-so princess diaries

Thursday, February 24, 2005

In the beginning, when it came to parenting a daughter, I wasn’t exactly in the pink.
Sure, I had been a girlie-girl as a child.

Man’s accident story touches others

Thursday, February 24, 2005

SUGARCREEK, Ohio – “Life is what you choose to do with it. You can start living or start dying,” said Leroy Billman, a full-time beef cattle producer from Morrow County, Ohio, who lost his right arm in a farm accident when he was 19.

Youngsters’ plans to farm take root early

Thursday, February 24, 2005

URBANA, Ill. – What influences a child to choose a career on the family farm, and when is that decision made?
A new University of Illinois study of pre-teen farm youth suggests that the foundations for this life choice are set early and that maternal influence, rather than paternal expectations, may be key.

Safety problem is in preharvest stage of production

Thursday, February 24, 2005

WASHINGTON – Food in the preharvest stage is more vulnerable to contamination than food in the processing and packaging stages of production, according to a new report released by the American Academy of Microbiology.

‘Outstanding Young Scientist’ winner to address Jersey breeders’ summit

Thursday, February 24, 2005

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio – Kent A. Weigel, the 2003 recipient of the Outstanding Young Scientist Award from the American Dairy Science Association, will be the featured speaker at the first Jersey Breeders Research Summit March 5 in Columbus.

Livestock group hopes to dismantle OEPA permit

Thursday, February 24, 2005

COLUMBUS – The Ohio Livestock Coalition has filed a lawsuit against the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, claiming the agency’s recently released general National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit exceeds its authority.

Is Ohio running out of room? Report calls urban sprawl a myth

Thursday, February 24, 2005

SALEM, Ohio – For years, Ohio has been inundated with information about housing developments and shopping malls settling into the rural landscape and suffocating farmers.

Ohio lawmakers debate equine checkoff

Thursday, February 24, 2005

SALEM, Ohio – Several years ago, Susan Prokop paid $125 for a pony for her daughter to ride and show.

Journey of hardship and faith

Thursday, February 17, 2005

As the journey by covered wagon unfolds for Laura Ingalls Wilder, her husband and young daughter, Rose, it becomes apparent that the travelers will be glad to settle down in a new home.

Budget’s math, politics don’t add up

Thursday, February 17, 2005

Presidential budget proposals usually are about two things, politics and mathematics. Both elements carry equal weight.

Help yourself by training employees

Thursday, February 17, 2005

In a dairy farm’s employee break room, I saw the following posted: “Our employees are our most important asset.

Growing up late

Thursday, February 17, 2005

At 30, I left the home where I grew up. Though not posh or extravagant, it was a place that afforded more comforts than I could have ever enjoyed on my own.

Someday your prince will come – if his mommy says he can

Thursday, February 17, 2005

Someday your prince will come. Sadly, if you’re Camilla Parker Bowles, he’ll come with some serious baggage.

USDA budget request similar to ’05

Thursday, February 17, 2005

WASHINGTON – U.S. Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns released details Feb. 7 of President Bush’s fiscal year 2006 USDA budget, with little change predicted from fiscal year 2005 levels.

Proper prep, equipment settings improve dairy quality, profitability

Thursday, February 17, 2005

LITITZ, Pa. – Whether milking in a tie-stall or parlor system, large herd or small, “we still milk our cows one cow at a time,” said David Reid, director of milk harvest technologies for Bou-Matic.

Pa. farmer fined $5,700 for runoff pollution in water

Thursday, February 17, 2005

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Bradford County farmer Ralph McNeal received a $5,718 fine from the Pa. Department of Environmental Protection for polluting the French Run Watershed last spring with runoff from his farm in Burlington Township.

Ohio corn and soybeans stocks up, wheat down from previous year

Thursday, February 17, 2005

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio – Corn stocks in all positions in Ohio on Dec. 1 totaled nearly 422.0 million bushels, 12 percent above the 376.

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