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You think your fuel bill is high!

Thursday, August 25, 2005

It’s like a game. If I put only $10 in the gas tank, maybe prices will go down tomorrow (which is about how long $10 lasts and I have to stop at the gas station again).

Friends beyond the barnyard pick

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Sometimes, animals choose us. What would any farm be without a cast of characters from the animal world? The heart of an empathetic country squire is often large enough to encircle Mother Nature’s castaways rather than just those animals they’ve enclosed within their barns or gates or crates.

Einstein influences federal budget

Thursday, August 25, 2005

While Albert Einstein proposed the theory of relativity nearly a century ago, today’s Congress and White House have perfected its application.

Test your forage for four reasons

Thursday, August 25, 2005

As we have experienced this year, forage quantity is drastically down as a result of dry conditions.

Schedule Ahead to Avoid Last-Minute Stress

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Even this summer we felt under the gun with places to be. “What time do you have to be at practice, Kathie?” I asked as I tried to gauge what I might do in the next hour.

My friends have me flying out of control

Thursday, August 25, 2005

I am running with a bad crowd. Somewhere there is a bookish gathering of nerdy, sedentary types missing me terribly.

Woodlot warnings: You tell us

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Has someone taken advantage of you when it came to harvesting your woodlot? Were you impressed with the amount and went through with the deal only to find out later that you could’ve made more money? Or did you turn down the offer and thank yourself when you found how much your timber was actually worth? Forestry experts say it happens too often and needs to stop. Reporter Kristy Hebert is interested in talking with anyone who has a similar story for a consumer awareness article. Contact her by Sept. 1 at 800-837-3419 or by e-mail at khebert@farmanddairy.com.

Wayne County shows off Holsteins

Thursday, August 25, 2005

WOOSTER, Ohio – The District 7 Holstein Club’s show was July 16 at the Wayne County Fairgrounds in Wooster, Ohio.

Thousands of animal feeding operations sign up for EPA initiative

Thursday, August 25, 2005

WASHINGTON – More than 2,000 animal feeding operations have signed agreements for the Environmental Protection Agency’s air compliance initiative.

Supplement cows, heifers on pasture

Thursday, August 25, 2005

BLACKSBURG, Va. – This year pasture for grazing has been extremely variable. May was very cool, followed by a very dry June.

Pa. sites within the Chesapeake Bay face stiffer water quality monitoring

Thursday, August 25, 2005

HARRISBURG, Pa. – New monitoring requirements for significant sewage and industrial dischargers are part of Pennsylvania’s Chesapeake Bay Tributary Strategy.

Ohio wheat yields excelled in 2005

Thursday, August 25, 2005

WOOSTER, Ohio – Ohio growers are in the midst of selecting wheat varieties for the next growing season, and results from the 2005 Ohio State University Extension Ohio Wheat Performance Test could help.

Saving money on the farm

Thursday, August 25, 2005

ROCK SPRINGS, Pa. – Could there be any good news when it comes to record high gas prices? Yes, says

Ag Progress Days: Pennsylvania starts farm bill debate

Thursday, August 25, 2005

ROCK SPRINGS, Pa. – Even though the current farm bill won’t run out for another two years, the public is already weighing in on what needs to stay and what needs to go in 2007.

$170,807 in sales at Lawrence County fair, up almost $49,000 since 2000

Thursday, August 25, 2005

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – Despite the 90 degree weather and an afternoon downpour, buyers still made it out support the Lawrence County livestock sale.

Livestock auction gets new owner

Thursday, August 25, 2005

SMITHFIELD, Ohio – The Carrollton Livestock Auction is under new ownership and management. Wayne Falb, an auctioneer and cattleman from Leetonia, Ohio, took over operations Aug.

Darkness doesn’t deter buyers at Jefferson County livestock auction

Thursday, August 25, 2005

SMITHFIELD, Ohio – Four-H’ers in Jefferson County probably plan on fair-week rain as much as they’ve come to plan on Kyleigh DeFrank bringing at least one champion livestock project.

Area residents say watershed district’s plan still vague

Thursday, August 25, 2005

SALEM, Ohio – The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District says its idea holds water, but some landowners in 18 eastern Ohio counties deny it and say the district’s latest plan is giving them a sinking feeling.

Moving straw: If I only had a brain

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Hard work is good for the soul. Hard work builds character. Hard work makes you tougher. Hard work teaches you things you don’t even know you are learning.

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