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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.

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