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Book is reminder of lesson on loyalty

Thursday, May 26, 2005

While reading the book written by Bettie Youngs, I couldn’t help but notice many similarities to so many farm families I have known over my lifetime.

Got debt? Milk giant downgraded

Thursday, May 26, 2005

The finances of Dairy Farmers of America are souring faster than cream in a July sun, according to a May 9 Moody’s Investors Service report.

Use performance monitoring to make your nutrition dollars worth it

Thursday, May 26, 2005

Feed is the most expensive input on a dairy farm.
Dairy operations typically incur annual feed expenses amounting to $1,000 to $1,200 per cow per year.

Letters Home: A Glimpse of World War I

Thursday, May 26, 2005

Helping prepare a program for my Monday (reader’s) Club prompted me to dig out the correspondence my family has saved over the years.

Writers and mothers can relate well

Thursday, May 26, 2005

Now that I’m a “real writer” (as opposed to my former slacker’s life as a married mother moonlighting as a writer), I’m amazed at all the similarities – besides sleeping late – between tortured artists and me.

The hardest farm decision involves everyone

Thursday, May 26, 2005

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – If farmers hope to keep their operations in the family and running successfully, they better start talking.

Small swine breeders should vaccinate

Thursday, May 26, 2005

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Commercial swine producers are not the only producers who should be concerned with diseases entering their herds.

Sheep handling facilities make work easier on the flock and shepherd

Thursday, May 26, 2005

Within the past 10 years a great interest in sheep handling facilities has developed in this country.

Nurseries take lead in environmental stewardship

Thursday, May 26, 2005

COLUMBUS – Housing development looms just on the other side of the fences of Acorn Farms, a 24-year-old wholesale container nursery in Galena, Ohio.

Hay bale fires can cost farmers plenty

Thursday, May 26, 2005

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Fires that damage or destroy hay and barns – resulting in building replacement, feed replacement and lost revenues – cost area farmers thousands of dollars each year.

Borovich Farm earns SWCD award

Thursday, May 26, 2005

BARNESVILLE, Ohio – Stanley and Lorena Borovich of St. Clairsville recently received the Belmont Soil & Water Conservation District’s 2005 Conservation Farmer Award.

Riding away

Thursday, May 26, 2005

THE first time Linda Hren fought cancer was bad enough. But getting it back months later was far worse.

Hog swap: Family waives right to hearing

Thursday, May 26, 2005

SALEM, Ohio – The Williams County junior fair’s 2004 champion hog – a gilt with the potential to produce more award-winning pigs -

Ag security areas preserve farmland

Thursday, May 26, 2005

SALEM, Ohio – State Rep. Tony Core, who’s also a Logan County farmer, thinks many farmers’ situations might be a lot like his.

Supreme Court upholds checkoff

Thursday, May 26, 2005

WASHINGTON – A U.S. Supreme Court ruling May 23 determined the beef checkoff is not unconstitutional.

Farming is greater than your farm

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Combing through yellowed pages of Farm and Dairy from 1925 yields a unique look at history. As I look for items to include in the “80 years ago” portion of our weekly Read It Again feature, I’m struck by how different life was then, and yet, how little has changed.

Pekingese is pleasure for youngster

Thursday, May 19, 2005

There has never been a time in my life without dogs. I can’t imagine it any other way.
I remember a black and white photograph in an old family album.

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