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Protecting at-risk farm children

Thursday, October 27, 2005

I tuck my two teenage children in bed several nights a week. At least I go into their bedrooms and pretend I can’t see the “Oh Mom!” roll of the eyes as I sit on their beds.

Opposition keeps life interesting

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Think back on your favorite book or your favorite movie, and I’d be willing to bet there was one mighty aggravating character you just loved to hate.

Processors pour out reasons to offer Americans big glass of fake milk

Thursday, October 27, 2005

If a few American dairy processors have their way with the agbiz-pliant U.S. Department of Agriculture, American consumers will be buying milk, cheese and other dairy products altered with items not approved as food ingredients by the Food and Drug Administration.

Pay attention: This CAT can bite

Thursday, October 27, 2005

The new CAT in the barn is one that can turn around and bite you, if it doesn’t get your attention soon.

Civilization’s Most Important Paper: Unrolled

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Watching the TV commercial where the Cottonelle puppy chases an unfurling roll of toilet paper across the house left me wondering again where our toilet paper is disappearing.

Clowning around has its rewards

Thursday, October 27, 2005

How does that old song go? Send in the clowns

Pressing business: Family keeps sorghum syrup flowing

Thursday, October 27, 2005

HOWARD, Ohio – We were fortunate here in Knox County this past summer to have had adequate rain along with all those 90-degree days.

Trade winds blow farm bill off course

Thursday, October 27, 2005

COLUMBUS – A recent U.S. proposal to reduce farm subsidies to jump start World Trade Organization (WTO) negotiations may shape the 2007 farm bill.

Maple syrup session takes a new look

Thursday, October 27, 2005

BURTON, Ohio – Maple syrup producer meetings have always been a winter event in Ohio. This year, the maple syrup educational meeting will take on a new look.

Local stores can compete with Wal-Mart

Thursday, October 27, 2005

PITTSBURGH – It’s every local retailer’s worst nightmare: a new mega-store is opening just up the street.

Ethanol is win-win and win-lose

Thursday, October 27, 2005

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Converting more corn into ethanol would be a high-octane boost to many, but not all, in the agriculture industry.

Emerald ash borer made way to western Erie County

Thursday, October 27, 2005

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio – Emerald Ash Borer, a destructive exotic insect from Asia, has been discovered in ash trees in western Erie County, according to Ohio Department of Agriculture officials.

Cleavers win Jefferson SWCD honor

Thursday, October 27, 2005

WINTERSVILLE, Ohio – Charlie and Wanda Cleaver received the Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District’s Conservation Farmer of the Year award Oct.

A family’s tragedy: Six-year-old’s accident affects entire family

Thursday, October 27, 2005

THE ACCIDENT Six-year-old Kyle Daugherty could think of nothing else he’d rather do that Friday after Thanksgiving.

FSA offices will not close

Thursday, October 27, 2005

SALEM, Ohio – Just weeks after the USDA announced it would be closing more than 700 Farm Service Agency offices across the country, it scrapped its plans.

Entangled in grief: Coping with tragedy takes new twists with farm families

Thursday, October 27, 2005

SALEM, Ohio – A family member’s death is difficult, but when it’s on a farm, the loss takes another challenging dynamic.

Tragedy tears at family friends

Thursday, October 20, 2005

It was 20 years ago that I first became friends with Dorothy, a woman who joked that since she was twice my age she could give me twice as much advice as friends my own age.

U.S. ag trade offer to be short-lived

Thursday, October 20, 2005

After a few tough months at home – falling poll numbers, staying at Rancho del Lazio while New Orleans flooded, Harriet “Who?” Miers – the Bush Administration sought to get its mojo working again by dropping an agricultural trade bomb in Geneva Oct.

Roadside Bumper Crop Is Fall Nuisance

Thursday, October 20, 2005

The rampant display of campaign signs before election time annoys me, marring fall’s promising vista with clutter.

Adding to the class menagerie

Thursday, October 20, 2005

As usual, our family remains committed to causing highly educated and supremely dedicated professionals seriously doubt their career of choice.

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