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It’s not delivery, it’s pasture-raised

Thursday, April 27, 2006

I’m intrigued by the growing “local foods” movement and direct marketing of just about anything farm-fledged.

Small town life isn’t for everyone

Thursday, April 27, 2006

I heard a snippet of a conversation while dashing through the grocery store not long ago. A woman, visiting from far away, judging by her New England accent, made the comment to another woman, “I am really considering moving here.

Hmm, how about a tasty catburger?

Thursday, April 27, 2006

While the nation’s farmers leap into spring planting, this office is reluctantly digging through the winter drifts of stories gone undone.

Calves need colostrum to survive

Thursday, April 27, 2006

It’s just a bull. He’ll only be here until ________ (insert your local livestock sale day). No rush feeding him, we won’t be raising him, he’ll be someone else’s problem.

Welcome Spring!

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Warmed by the sun, my bare arms feel free in the fresh spring air, and the heat that builds in my van reminds me of warmer days ahead.

Changing homework habits

Thursday, April 27, 2006

I have spent nearly nine years teaching my children that patience is a virtue (although sadly, not one of mine) and that there are no stupid questions.

Elk fill Bugle Valley’s farm niche

Thursday, April 27, 2006

BUTLER, Ohio – It’s been a long time since elk roamed this part of Ohio – if ever – but occasionally during the mating season you can hear a bull elk bugling in the hills near Butler, Ohio.

Pig research may benefit humans

Thursday, April 27, 2006

CARBONDALE, Ill. – Calling someone a fat pig is a huge insult, but being a fat pig might be worse. “The goal in raising pigs is to make them as lean and efficient as possible while maintaining profitability for the farmer,” said Kolapo Ajuwon, animal scientist in

Organic corn holds its own in Ohio

Thursday, April 27, 2006

WOOSTER, Ohio – Given the right conditions, organic farming can produce, on average, as much corn per acre in Ohio as conventional farming can, according to an Ohio State University study.

Jersey breeders meet in Mercer, Pa.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

MERCER, Pa. – Jersey breeders from all over Pennsylvania attended the annual Jersey convention in Mercer, Pa.

Don’t run for cover crops just yet

Thursday, April 27, 2006

WOOSTER, Ohio – Incorporating cover crops into a production rotation may have conservation benefits, but their short-and long-term agronomic value is still being evaluated.

Demands to verify source and age will mean changes for cow-calf producers

Thursday, April 27, 2006

As the Japanese and other foreign markets reopen to U.S. beef, there is increasing demand for source- and age-verified cattle.

Be careful when managing herbicides

Thursday, April 27, 2006

COLUMBUS – When it comes to managing weeds with herbicides, the worst thing a grower can do is encourage herbicide resistance through overuse or improper management.

A quest to locate the perfect goat

Thursday, April 27, 2006

SAN ANGELO, Texas – A Texas Agricultural Experiment Station researcher said most goat producers picture the “perfect goat” as being one that would produce more kids that grow faster, and remain healthy while doing so.

FDA clarifies how bioterrorism act applies to commercial hay producers

Thursday, April 27, 2006

SALEM, Ohio – It doesn’t look like commercial hay producers need to worry about stamping bar-coded stickers on thousands of hay bales.

Amish dairyman gets OK to continue farming after raw milk incident

Thursday, April 27, 2006

SALEM, Ohio – Two months after a Holmes County farmer’s dairy license was revoked, he is now back in business.

Video will be evidence in animal cruelty case

Thursday, April 27, 2006

SALEM, Ohio – A district judge has ruled video footage of alleged animal cruelty at a Mount Joy, Pa.

A few questions about raw milk

Thursday, April 20, 2006

I have followed the stir regarding drinking unpasteurized milk with interest. Like many of you, I am sure, I grew up drinking milk straight from the cow.

USDA: Defenders of the corrupt

Thursday, April 20, 2006

During Australia’s inquiry of the $215 million in kickbacks paid to the Saddam Hussein regime, documents have been made public that show American-based Australian diplomats working hand-in glove with U.

Sparks From Over The Hill

Thursday, April 20, 2006

I made up my mind years ago that I’d probably never own a new car. It’s not that I would mind flaunting its perks as I drive around, but the final answer for the math behind a new vehicle purchase is too impractical for my style, even if I could afford one.

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