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Gentlemen, start your ag engines

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Do you want the good news or the bad news? Thing is, you can’t separate the two, when you talk about farm economics.

Hitchin’ a ride on the rails (well, almost)

Thursday, February 23, 2006

While some kids played house, I remember playing railroad hobo with my sisters and our cousins. Our maternal grandparents, Henry and Mabel Tucker, lived on a nice, small horse farm on the outskirts of Ashland.

Looking for answers to old problems

Thursday, February 23, 2006

On any other day, the Jan. 23 confirmation that another BSE-carrying cow had been discovered in Canada would have rocked that nation and its Canadian beef-importing neighbor to the south.

Special Delivery

Thursday, February 23, 2006

It’s one vicious circle. Magazines pile up under my furniture and I chide myself for subscribing to them.

Don’t be too sure of ‘someday’

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Nothing’s wrong just as long as You know that someday I will. Someday, somehow I’m gonna make it all right But not right now.

Tuscarawas cattlemen choose royalty

Thursday, February 23, 2006

SUGARCREEK, Ohio – Denelle Billman, a 17-year-old New Philadelphia High School junior, has been crowned the 2006 Tuscarawas County Cattlemen’s Association queen.

Farming a little bit of everything

Thursday, February 23, 2006

BIG PRAIRIE, Ohio – These days, niche marketing is a popular buzz word. For Joseph and Marion Yoder, it is a way of life.

Draft horses have made a comeback in rural U.S.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

More than 260 Percheron and Belgian draft horses changed owners at the 44th Eastern States Draft Horse Sale Feb.

Will you shop or drop Wal-Mart?

Thursday, February 23, 2006

COLUMBUS – Low prices draw hoards of customers to stores like Wal-Mart. But these falling prices often hit smaller, neighboring stores hard, knocking them out of the retail race. The impact makes winners of the superstore and its customers, and losers of smaller retailers, wholesalers and Wal-Mart workers.

Lawsuit challenges USDA approval of genetically engineered alfalfa

Thursday, February 23, 2006

SAN FRANCISCO – Shortly after a government report cited problems with the USDA’s oversight of genetically engineered crops, a coalition of farmers, farm groups, consumers, and environmentalists filed a lawsuit, calling the USDA’s approval of genetically engineered alfalfa a threat to farmers and a risk to the environment.

Budget cuts concern conservationists

Thursday, February 23, 2006

WASHINGTON – National Association of Conservation Districts President Bill Wilson recently expressed concern with the lack of funding for conservation programs in the Administration’s proposed fiscal year 2007 budget.

Bad silage can lead to listeriosis

Thursday, February 23, 2006

WOOSTER, Ohio – Dairy farmers should be on the lookout for poor quality silage because it can lead to listeriosis, an illness also known as silage disease and circling disease.

Americans have mixed feelings about genetically engineered foods

Thursday, February 23, 2006

ITHACA, N.Y. – More than two-thirds of the food in U.S. markets has at least some amount of a crop that has been genetically engineered.

Neighborly rewards — Father-son team honored

Thursday, February 23, 2006

SALEM, Ohio – It was a decade ago, a scorching summer Sunday, when Hollis and Lowell Kemp got up from the pews of their local church and walked out.

MWCD residents are still angry about proposed assessment in watershed

Thursday, February 23, 2006

NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio – A crowd of fired-up residents from the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District shouted protests and objections during a public hearing Feb. 16. Some shouts objected to the proposed assessment in the district and some shouts objected to the format of the meeting.

MWCD presents assessment method at public hearing

Thursday, February 23, 2006

NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio – Whether they’re in favor of the proposed maintenance plan or not, residents of the

Columbiana, Mahoning, Trumbull cattlemen get update on beef industry

Thursday, February 23, 2006

CANFIELD, Ohio – The beef industry’s response to bovine spongiform encephalopathy has been a “tremendous success story,” according to Elizabeth Harsh, executive director of the

Farmer’s daughter sings from heart

Thursday, February 16, 2006

I spent Friday night with a singing farmer’s daughter and it was the most fun I’ve had in a very long time.

White House proposes to slice USDA

Thursday, February 16, 2006

The federal government’s annual game of fact or fiction – once known as the budget process – kicked off its nine-month season Feb.

Which is more comfy: sand, mattresses or waterbeds?

Thursday, February 16, 2006

An interesting question came in the other day. “What does Extension think about sand-based freestalls versus waterbeds?” It is fair to say that Extension fully supports sand as the platinum freestall base for a couple of reasons.

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