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Being in the dark is sometimes best

Thursday, January 26, 2006

It strikes me as a bit humorous that everything old has become new again in many segments of our society.

Exposing Aussie wheat bribery plot

Thursday, January 26, 2006

When it comes to international bribery and illegal kickbacks, Australia’s inquiry of its state-sanctioned wheat exporter’s, AWB, sleazy dealings with Saddam Hussein-led Iraq is giving an all new meaning to the nation’s clever Down Under nickname.

Thinking ahead to grazing season issues

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Our January weather here in Ohio has been quite pleasant compared with the cold December we experienced.

Farm succession planning is critical

Thursday, January 26, 2006

It is no secret the population of our farm families is aging rapidly. According to 2002 U.S. Census, the average age of an Ohio farmer who is the farm’s principal operator is 53.

Bouncing With The Weather Yo-yo

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Less than a couple of months away, we’ll greet spring in all its fresh (though somewhat muddy) glory.

CHiPs are down for school-play costume

Thursday, January 26, 2006

You just never know when you will be tapped for greatness. On the day the play parts were passed out by the school’s music teacher – a man with nerves of steel and/or really heavy-duty ear plugs – my son came bearing that slip of paper like it was the sword pulled from the stone.

Ohio’s soybean yield is second highest on record

Thursday, January 26, 2006

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio – Ohio’s average soybean yield for 2005 is estimated at 45 bushels per acre. This is the second highest state yield on record and only two bushels below the state record yield of 47 bushels per acre recorded in 2004.

Ohioan accepts USDA post in Washington

Thursday, January 26, 2006

COLUMBUS – Larry Adams, state executive director for Ohio’s Farm Service Agency, is headed to Washington as the assistant deputy administrator for farm programs with the USDA.

Ohio cattlemen salute top producers, partners

Thursday, January 26, 2006

NEWARK, Ohio – Mike John, president-elect of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, called it a “fabulous time” to be in the beef industry, and if attendance at this year’s

New vet degree program offered at OSU

Thursday, January 26, 2006

COLUMBUS – A new academic program, being offered by Ohio State University’s Department of Animal Sciences in collaboration with Columbus State Community College, is adding career opportunities for students interested in the field of veterinary medicine.

Global temperature ninth warmest on record since 1880.

Thursday, January 26, 2006

WASHINGTON – Funny thing about averages, they rarely paint a true picture. It’s like standing with one foot in a bucket with boiling water and the other foot in a bucket of ice.

Farmers not always loyal to local supply store

Thursday, January 26, 2006

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A trip to the corner farm supply store still works for some, but more farmers are basing their seed, fertilizer and pesticide purchases on factors other than convenience.

Canadian BSE case won’t stop U.S. trade

Thursday, January 26, 2006

SALEM, Ohio – A case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) was found in a 6-year-old cow born and raised in Alberta, according to Canadian officials Jan.

Pa. fruit growers take on industry

Thursday, January 26, 2006

SALEM, Ohio – Pennsylvania’s fruit growers face the same hurdles as other farmers across the country.

Japan halts U.S. beef shipments after ‘failure’

Thursday, January 26, 2006

SALEM, Ohio – Six weeks after Japan agreed to reopen its country to U.S. beef, those borders are closed again.

Power Show Ohio gears up for 36th run

Thursday, January 26, 2006

SALEM, Ohio – Whether you’re looking for the latest all-terrain vehicle, the most current compact tractor or anything in between, you’re likely to find it at

Don’t be too proud to grab a partner

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Last week, we talked about trends that shouldn’t surprise anyone: the generation gap, agriculture beyond food and fiber, and learning to “be human.

Few things harder than a goodbye

Thursday, January 19, 2006

There are few things in life more difficult than saying that final goodbye. When my father-in-law passed away unexpectedly in 1997, my husband said the suddenness of his passing was difficult to grasp, and yet a blessing in its quickness.

Dollars flow, favors sure to follow

Thursday, January 19, 2006

A decade ago, the most dangerous place to be in Washington was between then-Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and a television camera.

Workshop helps with raising calves

Thursday, January 19, 2006

The future of every successful dairy operation depends on a steady supply of healthy, productive replacement heifers calving between 22 and 24 months of age.

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