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Agriculture as science

Thursday, September 28, 2006

I have often thought the study of science ought to be fun. Mostly, the subject of science in the classroom feels, to the majority of students, like drudgery and boring recitation of facts.

Talk is cheap and soon corn won’t be

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Even before the ink had dried on last week’s column – a detailed report that, at least to me, made an ironclad case not to raid the Conservation Reserve Program to fuel the anticipated ethanol boom – members of the House Agriculture Committee were listening to testimony that urged a raid on the program to fuel the ethanol boom.

Better pay attention to farm bill issues

Thursday, September 28, 2006

The upcoming debate over the next U.S. farm bill has a lot of people trying to figure out what has worked in present and previous farm bills and what changes should be made for the future.

Our Clothes Racks Are Full Like Our Heads

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Carol and I were pricing clothes at the consignment shop where I work part time. Carol, my supervisor/boss, manages the Next to New Shop in the basement level of the Columbiana Women’s Club.

A wallpaper stripper’s tale

Thursday, September 28, 2006

As usual, none of this is MY fault. I really had moved to the stage of acceptance of the “charm” of old house life – the smallish yet tallish rooms, the quirky corners, the cobwebs that spawn overnight.

Veronica reigns supreme again at the All-American Dairy Show

Thursday, September 28, 2006

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Huronia Centurion Veronica repeated last year’s performance, edging out six other dairy breed grand champions to earn the supreme championship at the

Silver King

Thursday, September 28, 2006

The American Industrial Revolution can be traced to countless innovators. They were ordinary people with a simple idea willing to take a risk.

Ashland County livestock auction a success

Thursday, September 28, 2006

ASHLAND, Ohio -

Prepare grain bids now for fall harvest

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Grain harvest is fast approaching and it is time to prepare storage facilities and harvest equipment for the coming corn and soybeans.

Machinery company draws stares with unusual lawn ornaments

Thursday, September 28, 2006

WILLIAMSBURG, Iowa – You never know what you’re going to see in Jon Kinzenbaw’s “back yard” as you drive along Interstate 80, just west of Williamsburg, Iowa.

Learn to make a safer compost tea

Thursday, September 28, 2006

BELTSVILLE, Md. – Compost tea is a brew favored by many organic growers. It’s made by adding small amounts of mature compost to unheated water and leaving it to sit, or steep.

Lake Erie CREP now offers more incentives

Thursday, September 28, 2006

LONDON, Ohio – At last week’s Farm Science Review, Ohio Gov. Bob Taft and the USDA highlighted increased provisions and enhancements to the

Conservation just makes sense for these farmers

Thursday, September 28, 2006

LONDON, Ohio – They don’t do it because it makes their farms “look nice.” Or just because they get government cost-share dollars to install a grassed waterway, a windbreak or a manure storage facility.

Big Knob sale brings in nearly $32,000

Thursday, September 28, 2006

ROCHESTER, Pa. – The Big Knob Fair livestock sale generated $31,659.81 for 4-H’ers this year. Steers.

Hochstetlers’ pursuit takes patience

Thursday, September 28, 2006

TIVERTON CENTER, Ohio – Mark and Wayne Hochstetler are patient men. Tree farmers by trade, these Amish brothers are aware they’ll never live long enough to see the payoff from the long hours they put into their operation.

Renewable energy is not a quick fix

Thursday, September 28, 2006

LONDON, Ohio – It seems like everyone these days is on the biofuels bandwagon: politicians, farmers, environmentalists and consumers.

September: More blessings every day

Thursday, September 21, 2006

While it is true that every day is filled with blessings, there is something about September that leads me to believe that there are more blessings in every single day of this certain month than we can count on our two hands.

The future: Food, fuel, feed or price

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Drop a pebble in the ag policy pond and the resulting ripples seem to rush over many farmers’ self-interest.

Artisan cheese workshop adds value

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Throughout Ohio there has been a great deal of discussion about increasing profits for local dairy farms.

Check Out My Check Boxes

Thursday, September 21, 2006

I meant to grab a refill for my checkbook and was sorry to find an empty check box. I don’t remember taking out the last set of checks and don’t remember any order form that should have been sent in.

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