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The world of horse racing mourns

Thursday, May 25, 2006

It has been an incredibly sad week for horse lovers and horse-race enthusiasts, as the Kentucky Derby winner and legend-in-the-making Barbaro left the Preakness Stakes in an equine ambulance.

Limits to ethanol’s wild success exist

Thursday, May 25, 2006

When biofuel promoters begin to extol the virtues of ethanol, it’s sometimes difficult to determine if their excitement is powered by corn-based fuel or corn-based liquor.

Remember safety when making silage

Thursday, May 25, 2006

When the weather breaks (hopefully as this article is written) literally tons of hay will go down across Ohio.

TV’s Season Finishes Larger Than Life

Thursday, May 25, 2006

My Sunday paper’s weekend magazine says, “Cancel your plans, unplug the phone and rev up that Tivo.” The month of May has become the big finale season for TV entertainment.

I (don’t) brake for summer vacation

Thursday, May 25, 2006

I was kicking around the idea of writing about all the questionable things our parents did to and with us as children and calling together a support group of sorts.

Digging in: Pa. dairyman adds manure tank with EQIP funds

Thursday, May 25, 2006

MERCER, Pa. – When the snow blows and the winds howl across Bald Hill Dairy’s 220 acres next winter, Dan Kloos can stay warm and dry in his barn.

Youth receive dairy recognition

Thursday, May 25, 2006

PLAIN CITY, Ohio – The annual banquet for the Buckeye Dairy Club and Ohio State University Department of Animal Sciences was held May 13 at Der Dutchman in Plain City, Ohio.

Take it easy: Relaxed management improves cattle disposition

Thursday, May 25, 2006

WASHINGTON – When research is conducted, most of the time results aren’t predictable. That’s the foundation for good scientific method.

Sheep breeder added to hall of fame

Thursday, May 25, 2006

COLUMBUS – A nationally recognized sheep breeder has been inducted into Ohio State University’s Department of Animal Science Hall of Fame.

Pa. milk production up

Thursday, May 25, 2006

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Milk production in Pennsylvania during April 2006 totaled 919 million pounds, 2 percent above last April’s production of 901 million pounds, according to the Pennsylvania Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service.

ODA to stop indemnity fee collection

Thursday, May 25, 2006

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio – Effective July 1, the Ohio Department of Agriculture will stop collecting the half-cent per bushel assessment currently collected on grain deposits.

Manure storage and land application is the ultimate balancing act for farms

Thursday, May 25, 2006

COLUMBUS – In today’s economic climate, manure nutrients have more value than ever. The cost of commercial nitrogen (N) is at an all-time high and continuing to increase.

Lameness in free stall barns: The little factors all add up to a big problem

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Lameness is a major economic and welfare problem on our dairy farms, and the prevalence of lameness has increased in recent years.

A look at corn and feeder calf prices

Thursday, May 25, 2006

FARGO, N.D. – Corn and feeder cattle markets have been volatile in the last several months as market fundamentals for both have been changing.

Farmers watch for rain damage

Thursday, May 25, 2006

SALEM, Ohio – Saturated. Soaked. Wet. These words have described many spring seasons and it looks like this one, at least recently, will be no exception.

What does it mean to be a mom?

Thursday, May 18, 2006

As May unfolds and Mother’s Day was celebrated once again, I found myself thinking just what it means to be a mom.

Hacking away at 2007 (Iraqi) farm bill

Thursday, May 18, 2006

On May 8, Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns took the Bush administration’s first formal step toward the 2007 farm bill.

Just Don’t Say No

Thursday, May 18, 2006

We were talking about school policies. Kathie described to me a school assembly about bullying with an impatient resentment.

Of prom, parents and underpants

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Remember when high school prom was just a sweet little rite of passage? This, of course, was back before parents as a whole just went ahead and lost their minds.

Tell the ag committee what you think

Thursday, May 18, 2006

GREELEY, Colo. – The House Committee on Agriculture’s Web site has launched a Web-based farm bill feedback form.

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