Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Monthly Archives: February 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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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