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Farm adventures with city folks

Thursday, March 30, 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.

Animal ID compelling, not convincing

Thursday, March 30, 2006

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.

The Rabbit Died

Thursday, March 30, 2006

No, this isn’t about a pregnancy test (that old expression is obsolete, anyway).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.

Moving from to-do to ta-done!

Thursday, March 30, 2006

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.

Wayne County dairy producers honored

Thursday, March 30, 2006

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

Washington farm fined as E. coli source

Thursday, March 30, 2006

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.

Ohio’s first agricultural security area is in effect

Thursday, March 30, 2006

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.

Ohio poultry group honors leaders

Thursday, March 30, 2006

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.

Global demand produces gas pains

Thursday, March 30, 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.

Farm and Dairy named one of best in nation

Thursday, March 30, 2006

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.

Error in MWCD assessment estimates

Thursday, March 30, 2006

NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio – Churches and schools will see a reduction of slightly more than 50 percent in their estimated annual assessments after a clerical error was identified March 24 in the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District’s conservancy appraisal record.

Barn conference includes tour of Trumbull County farmsteads

Thursday, March 30, 2006

BURBANK, Ohio – The seventh annual Friends of Ohio Barns conference is April 7-9 at the Holiday Inn Metroplex in Girard.

Ohio hogs with TB found in W.Va.

Thursday, March 30, 2006

SALEM, Ohio – Four West Virginia farms are quarantined after importing Ohio hogs with a strain of tuberculosis.

Bayou Rebuilders

Thursday, March 30, 2006

WHILE the first few weeks were fascinating and heartbreaking and every TV in America was tuned to hurricane coverage last fall, the public soon lost interest.

Agronomy in action

Thursday, March 30, 2006

CARROLLTON, Ohio – Roger Thomas zigzags across the field on his four-wheeler, bumping over the remains of last year’s soybeans and corn.

2003 grand champion lamb officially disqualified

Thursday, March 30, 2006

SALEM, Ohio – The Daulton family spent their life savings trying to clear their name. Now, almost three years and $30,000 later, they are still not satisfied.

A country of contradictions

Thursday, March 23, 2006

I watched the huge muskrat swim toward the bank of the Jordan River below me. Zooming in with my long camera lens, I snapped a shot to give to Mahoning County native Karl Gebhardt who was about to be baptized (we’re talking “dunking” here) in the shallow river.

The world through the eyes of a child

Thursday, March 23, 2006

The joy and wonderment of youth is a gift like no other. Just when the burdens of the world begin to feel unbearably heavy, I am blessed by the children’s’ voices that help light up my life, as well as the lives of those around me.

A knucklehead trade strategy

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Lawyers are fond of noting there are only three courtroom strategies to pursue in any legal case. First, if the facts favor your client, argue the facts.

Grazing is great, but it can be better

Thursday, March 23, 2006

We hear and see many reasons for improving our grazing practices. Reasons. Over the last several years, the federal government has also chosen to support and encourage grazing through the use of government programs.

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