Archive for April, 2013

Environmental economics is muddy

Thursday, April 28, 2005

These days, everyone wants a say in how you manage the natural resources of your land.
Your water, your soil, your manure, your air – you’re bombarded from all sides with input.

Maybe Rachel Carson was right

Thursday, April 28, 2005

When we speak of land conservation, the farmer in each of us tends to think of caring for farm ground in the best possible way.

Lessons from 22 tons of education

Thursday, April 28, 2005

Today’s Southern breeze gently rustles the heavy-headed tulips outside my office window before sweeping through the apple tree to sprinkle a shower of blossom petals onto an emerald lawn.

Columbiana County sentinel plot will track spread of soybean rust

Thursday, April 28, 2005

In response to the appearance of Phakospora pachyrhizi, or soybean rust, in the United States, the USDA developed a federal, state, university and industry framework for surveillance, reporting, prediction and management of soybean rust for the 2005 growing season.

Where’s Your Sense of Bling?

Thursday, April 28, 2005

Shopping for my daughter Josie is easy. I envy her this. She knows what she wants, sticks to her list, and makes her choices with little indecision.

I married the man, not the ring

Thursday, April 28, 2005

He stole my heart with a killer combination of dark good looks, a stunning ability to fix almost anything, and an inexhaustible instinct to take care of me when I’m moody, sick or stressed, which is pretty much always.

Soybean aphids overwinter in Ohio

Thursday, April 28, 2005

WOOSTER, Ohio – The soybean aphid, a pest known to invade Ohio soybean fields each year from the north, has now been found to overwinter in the state.

Pennsylvania — More than 300,000 acres preserved

Thursday, April 28, 2005

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Fifty-three farms totaling 5,674 acres were preserved during the state farmland preservation board meeting in Harrisburg, Pa.

Ohio’s first peregrine falcon chicks hatch in Cleveland

Thursday, April 28, 2005

COLUMBUS – The first peregrine falcon chicks of the 2005 season have hatched in Cleveland at The Cleveland Clinic and Terminal Tower sites; in Lakewood; and in the Village of Cleves, just west of Cincinnati.

Ohio students earn president’s award for project

Thursday, April 28, 2005

WASHINGTON – President George W. Bush and Steve Johnson, EPA acting administrator, honored students at the White House April 21, awarding the 2004 President’s Environmental Youth Awards.

Expert: U.S. commitment to operate animal traceability system on track

Thursday, April 28, 2005

MONTREAL – Implementation is underway and the United States will have a coordinated, national system for animal identification in place by the end of the decade.

Don’t neglect alfalfa – weevil won’t

Thursday, April 28, 2005

COLUMBUS – Warmer weather in early April pushed many farmers to plant corn and soybeans. In their haste, they risk neglecting vulnerable alfalfa crops, said Extension entomologists from Purdue and Ohio State universities.

DFA reports financial results for 2004

Thursday, April 28, 2005

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Dairy Farmers of America, Inc., the nation’s largest farmer-owned dairy cooperative, has reported financial results for 2004.

Small Farm and Rural Living Expo – New expo zeroes in on small farmers

Thursday, April 28, 2005

SALEM, Ohio – Fifteen years ago, interest began to wane in a Pennsylvania expo catering to small farmers.

Farmers question milk price volatility

Thursday, April 28, 2005

SALEM, Ohio – Ohio and New York farmers visited the Chicago Mercantile Exchange April 18 and demanded greater transparency into who is trading in the market and how it’s affecting dairy prices.

Building blocks

Thursday, April 28, 2005

LISBON, Ohio – First, John Garwood’s students pored over the bluebird box blueprints, all those numbers and directions.

Diesel dilemma – Planting, tilling costs on the rise

Thursday, April 28, 2005

SALEM, Ohio – Sunshine and dry days drew farmers into fields earlier this month. Tractors pulling tillage equipment and grain drills crisscrossed fields before last weekend’s snow delayed progress.

Judge rules phosphorus ‘hazardous’

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Hold on to your barn boots: A federal judge has ruled that phosphorus from cow manure is a hazardous substance.

Celebrate occasions with photographs

Thursday, April 21, 2005

This past weekend was a big event, and a memorable one, for certain.
The parents of my good friend Cindy celebrated 50 years of marriage, and there was a party big enough to mark it.

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