Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Monthly Archives: March 2006

There is nothing quite like a city kid coming to the country. The lessons learned, on both sides of this fence, may be humorous and luminous, shining a light on two very different ways of looking at the very same thing.

When the USDA announced the discovery of the nation's first mad cow in late December 2003, consumers and ranchers were met by a government search-and-destroy blitz worthy of war.

No, this isn't about a pregnancy test (that old expression is obsolete, anyway). We gathered on the other side of our creek-that's-only-a-creek-when-it's-good-and-rainy.

Score! I just crossed something off my to-do list. I can put a black line straight through "consume entire package of M&M's before breakfast.

WOOSTER, Ohio - Wayne County dairy producers were recognized for their accomplishments during the 2006 Wayne County dairy banquet at Memories Party Center.

OLYMPIA, Wash. - After completing an investigation of Dee Creek Farm of Woodland, the Washington State Department of Agriculture announced March 23 it would assess a civil penalty of $8,000 against the unlicensed dairy operation.

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio - Using Ohio's newest farmland preservation tool, the Lomer Von Seggern and Thomas and Laurie Von Seggern families have made history by creating the first agricultural security area in the state.

COLUMBUS - A Darke County egg producer, a top executive for Ohio's largest turkey producer, a leading expert on avian influenza and Ohio's state veterinarian are recipients of the Ohio Poultry Association's highest awards for 2006.

COLUMBUS - Strong global demand, rather than a shortage of supply stateside, is the driving force behind the high cost of gasoline, said an Ohio State University Extension economist.

DES PLAINES, Ill. - Farm and Dairy has been named one of the country's top nondaily newspapers. The paper placed third in the 2006 Nation's Best NonDaily Newspaper Competition sponsored by the Inland Press Association.